When we moved into our new house there was a pond in the garden. We have finally got rid of all the fish and started to get rid of it. I want to get it filled in and put some paving down until we can afford to re-do the whole patio.
The pond had a sunken section and a raised section. I have knocked down the raised bit, so it is down to ground level apart from some concrete foundations (not sure how far they go down). I have removed the bricks surrounding the sunken section and taken the liner out. This is what I am left with...
it's about 3 foot deep in the deepest section and the sunken bit is about 1.5m by 2m (sorry for the mixed dimensions). The raised bit is 1.5mx1.5m.
This is the stuff I have removed from the pond:
and I still have to remove 1 layer of the concrete blocks from the sunken bit or else the paving won't sit flush. Plus, I will have the smashed up foundations when I work out how to get them up...
The plan was to fill the hole with the piles of stuff and then cover it in hardcore/sand before laying some slabs. Does that sounds reasonable?
A bloke at work mentioned drainage and that it might not be a good idea to just lob all the large blocks in the bottom before covering it with hardcore. Is this a problem?
I was planning on chucking the large stuff in as it is but should this be broken up further? If so, it would probably be better for me to get a skip and dump all that stuff, then fill in the hole with hardcore from a building supplies place.
I am worried that if I lob all the large bits in then cover it, over time the large bits will shift and settle causing it to sink or go wonky in places.
As you can probably tell I am not massively familiar with this type of thing, so am somewhat in the dark! Your help would be appreciated!
Off now to sort the front mech on my road bike, but will check back in a bit....
EDIT - bugger for some reason Photobucket hasn't rotated the pics. Sure you can work it out though!