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    Default Do strip footings need plastic underneath?

    Hi,
    Probably a dumb question, since the footing is just what the masonry sits on, but do I have to put plastic under strip footings like you do under a slab?

    Best to check before I pour!

    Footings are 500x300x4400, with 3F11 trench mesh.

    Thanks in advance,
    AM

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    No. Plastic is to stop moisture getting up into the structure, and you would have a dampcourse in you brick to do that function.
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    Thanks, thought so but always better to get advice from someone who knows what they're doing.
    Speedy reply too! Have a good weekend.

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