backfill gravel under footings questions

Started by vanisleliving, February 24, 2023, 12:27:13 AM

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the water line where i am building is at 24" approximately. When I dig past that I get pooling of water.
Should i did a farther 6" and backfill with gravel to bring me up to above the water line by an inch or two or should I just stop digging at 24" and then fill 4-6" of gravel.

putting in 28" bigfoots on the gravel.
foundation for 24x32 cabin with loft


Do you have older structures in the area to pattern?  I'm thinking a well reinforced shallow concrete slab foundation might work.


Is this a seasonal level or mostly all year?  Also is this in a freeze zone?
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn't mean it is good design.