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Building on clay

3033 Views 2 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  Willie T
Looking for advice about building on clay, Is this possible? I'm building a 16x16 sauna /change room / porch and It has to be cheap so we were going to go with railroad ties, the entire property is deep (at least 5 feet) clay so there is no way around this. If this is possible how do we go about preparing the ground. Someone suggested putting the ties on cinder blocks so when it inevitably shifts it would be easier to shim, not sure about this but any suggestion is good at this point.
Look forward to any input.
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