jk keep that water pumped out of your footer or you may have problems with settlement of the walkout.
X2 on the insulation outside the fdn walls.
The main objectives with the bfill are compaction and drainage down to the perimeter drain. You could use drain board on the fdn walls and bfill w native or use free draining material like gravel or sand with no drain board.
Run the cost, labor to place and compact the native clay plus drain board vs cost of sand or gravel ( less labor since less compaction effort reqd ).
Regarding not overrunning on gravel, a good excavator operator can "pinch" the gravel in reducing gravel qty but you will still need to compact like it was all native material.
It's coming along nicely. Once you get out of the mud and start framing it'll really fly!
'06 X2 MCX
"I understand why some people may not want to do this the way I have recommended but I can't understand the death grip some people have on a toilet plunger with a hose fitting." -JimN
Last edited by Thrall; 12-09-2012 at 05:24 AM.