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Offline Dflick

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Pre cast concrete Foundation?
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:45:11 am »
Has anyone ever heard of or used Eco blocks  for a foundation?  I am going to build a 20x 24 timber frame on my property.  Problem is i cannot get a concrete truck up my driveway.  My dirt work contractor suggested using those 2'x2'x4' concrete blocks (eco blocks) as footings I would use 9 of them and bury them about a foot in the gravel pad.  It seems like a good idea but i have not found any examples of houses built on these things.  Any thoughts?

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Re: Pre cast concrete Foundation?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 05:01:16 am »
What we have is called Mafia Blocks made from extra cement that is washed out of cement trucks. So no two blocks exactly the same . Sells for about $40. Same rough dimensions 2x2x4.
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Re: Pre cast concrete Foundation?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 06:28:50 am »
You probably can't get a fire truck in either  :)
We pulled the concrete trucks up here with a dozer but I happen to know the brush truck is the only one that can get to the house. I wasn't always this brilliant  :D.

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Re: Pre cast concrete Foundation?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 12:21:45 pm »
these blocks are about $130 a piece.