How far do you have to dig down before you add the 2x4 and then pour

by Haw32920968
  3 answers
  • Ken Ken on Apr 05, 2018

    You're going to have to be a bit clearer on your question. What kind of project is this?

    • Haw32920968 Haw32920968 on Apr 09, 2018

      I would like to make a patio cement place. Wanted to know how far do you have to dig down before putying the frame and adding the cement. Thank you

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 05, 2018

    If you're putting wood in the ground, make sure that it's pressure treated. That way, it won't rot. As for how deep, depends on what you're doing and where you live.

  • Elisha LaFleche Elisha LaFleche on Apr 06, 2018

    If you are on Hawaii, refer to Pung61. If you are in an area that freezes, you have to dig to just below the frost line. In the Midwest that's 4 feet. I'm now in Vermont with about the same frost line but digging 4 feet when you basically live on a giant rock is interesting.

    If you're on the rainy side of HI, I'd still dig down at least 2 feet or until you find firm, dry soil. You want to get below the moisture and sand.