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Does topsoil need to be removed before pouring concrete?

Yes, always
In most cases
In some cases
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Question: Does topsoil need to be removed before pouring concrete?
Top Answer (66% of 27 votes): Yes, always.

Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Topsoil is comprised of organic matter which is dynamic in nature due to decomposition, which can lead to excessive differential settlement.
Maven Group LLC
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: You need to remove the topsoil because it is not adequate to install a foundation on top of topsoil. The foundation will sink, crack and eventually crumble.
Barrows Contracting Inc
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Most cases you want aggregate as a base opposed to topsoil.
Colorado Concrete
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Yes topsoil is usually black dirt which Grass Grows that you want to get rid of that so you have a compacted fill to pour your concrete on
Concrete services
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Topsoil dosent compact and usually hold moisture
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