New porch - question about fill

ready253April 27, 2014

Hello I'm redoing a concrete slab for a patio and was curious if this would work or not.

Can I use topsoil to get me close to where I need to be with grading and then about 4" of gravel before pouring concrete? Of course all this will be compacted down and rebarred.

Thanks in advance.

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Topsoil will absorb and retain moisture. Especially if you are in a frost zone you want to prevent the possibility of any associated heaving. I would just do it all with compacted stone?

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