







The amount of concrete in a foundation 
20190911 

From Lorinda: How do you calculate ( in cubic yards) how much concrete is needed for the foundation of a rectangular building 40 ft by 85 ft if the foundation walls are 8 inches thick and 7 ft 6 inches high? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Backfilling a rectangular hole for a shop foundation 
20160208 

From Jeremy: Hello, I'm going to be backfilling a rectangular hole for a shop foundation and need to know how much concrete and gravel I'm going to need to fill it in. The shop foundation is 38 feet wide by 30 feet long and 4 feet deep, there is also a concrete perimeter going inside the foundation that measures 16 inches wide and goes all the way around the inside of the foundation Answered by Penny Nom. 





Reinforced steel mesh in a circular foundation 
20150822 

From Padmesh: in a circular foundation we are laying a reinforced steel mesh . i.e., like chords in both ways. the circle diameter is 2.91m and rods are placed 0.1m spacing. so I want to find the number of rods present in that circle. here by I am attaching an auto cad drawing for your reference Answered by Penny Nom. 





Grade 4 Foundation Skills 
20090107 

From Susan: Hi, I'm taking over tutoring my 15 yr old niece, who has dyslexia.
She has been being tutored by someone else,but my sister had problems
with her. My niece needs help in math and english and spelling.
Is there a test that I can do with her to see where she stands at this point?
I do believe the math is at a 3rd, or 4th grade level. I'm not sure about the
other two. Do you have any suggestions? All help is appreciated. Answered by Victoria West. 





The cost of a foundation 
20081208 

From carl: Hi, I need to work out the cost of a foundation.
The foundation is 1m deep x 500mm wide and is 6.3 meters long.
The cost per cubic meter for concrete is 1000 rand
escuvation of earth will be 100 rand per cubic meter and back filling wil also be
100 rand per cubic meter.
What will the cost be Answered by Harley Weston. 

