I will be excavating about 4 feet deep (where my foundation is) to do waterproofing of the walls and reinstalling the weeping tile. While I am doing this, I want to redo the driveway landscaping stones, I know that the soil that I have excavated will settle over time but is there a way I can settle all that soil using a compactor so that I can do the landscaping at the same time. I will follow the 12" rule for the patio stone, I am concerned about everything underneath it, if I just compact all that, should I be okay?
where is the discharge now ( you call it ' weeping tile ' - the old orangeburg clay pipe - we use hdpe pipe - less $ & faster ),,, IF nodischarge ( gravity/mechanical ), you're building an underground dry well / retention pond
conc bsmt walls resist lateral mechanical compaction force waves,,, IF its block, foot compaction in 2" lifts works much better
if you hear it from a guy in the apron store, be VERY suspicious the mtl/method will work,,, when it time to build something together, they won't answer phones NOR help