Concrete and its reinforcement

3.1.11Blinding concrete

Blinding concrete shall be used where required to aid construction.

Blinding concrete should only be used:

  • to protect the bottom of the trench/excavation where there is a delay in pouring structural concrete
  • where the foundation has been slightly overdug
  • to provide sufficient support to ensure cover to reinforcement is maintained, or
  • where localised soft spots have been removed.