Brick foundations and DIY work

Are all types of brick foundation DIY suitable or are many only suited to the work of a professional bricklayer or another type of professional?

Asked by Christian on 10th Nov 2022
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"DIY foundations are ok,just make sure you go to solid ground and go below invert level of any near by drainage if applicable,invert level is bottom of the pipe,hope it helps and good luck"
Answered on 10th Nov 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
Brick foundations are important to get right,because levels have to be right etc.
If the job starts right,it carries on that way.
Take my advice and don't attempt this yourself, it will cost you dearly.Let a professional bricklayer carry this work out."
Answered on 15th Nov 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
"I'm not sure what you mean exactly but foundations are made based on the load placed on them and according to the ground condition I.e Strip foundation, Raft, Pile, Deep, wide foundation. These are pretty simple and easy to do and information regarding these foundation and when to use them are readily available on the Internet."
Answered on 11th Nov 2022 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
Well along as its done to the correct depths all depending on the current land soft/hard , might need to compact MOT,
and the mix is done to the right raito ,"
Answered on 10th Nov 2022 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"No not at all brick foundations need to be 100% or your wall can fall own a recommend you get a company to build the wall and put the foundation in"
Answered on 13th Nov 2022 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"The foundation you require will depend on a number of different factors including the weight of the load and intended use of the structure.

You also need to look at the ground and what foundation would be most suitable"
Answered on 25th Oct 2023 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
"Most bricklayers will be able to pour footings of all kinds as long as Depth width and mix are correct there's nothing to worry about"
Answered on 11th Nov 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
"unless you fully understand how to build foundations .me personally would recomend getting a bricklayer to get you to aleast floor level."
Answered on 27th Nov 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
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