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What is “clean fill” dirt?

We recently dug out an old garden patch that was up against our house. Just wondering what the best type of fill to use to bring the soil level back up above the foundation. We have some mixed 3/4 minus, sand and soil left over from a patio project and wonder if that would do. We would of, course, grade it away from the house.

Thanks,

David 

The Money Pit Answer
Any type of clean fill dirt absent of any organic matter like branches, leaves, grass etc should work to bring the level back up.  As you mentioned its important to slope it properly and it's always good to add an additional layer of topsoil on clean fill dirt.  This to give you good quality surface on which to plant grass or reseed your lawn.