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Old 09-08-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Firstly I'd like to introduce myself. I'm new to this site and I'm from calgary alberta Canada.

I will be building a 8x10 mudroom off my 2009 house

Question is should I do a footing with concrete foundation wall tied into my current house or do post beam footing. Such as sono tubes filled with concrete ?

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Typically, any attached addition has to have the same type of foundation as the existing........

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Typically, any attached addition has to have the same type of foundation as the existing........
Unless there is a specific reason not to do so - have you?
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Absolutely, but rarely. The most common is a tiny bumpout that sits on sonotubes below the frost line, and is framed with a wood floor. I've also done one addition which involved attaching a floating slab garage to a frost protected breezeway, and adjacent home. That one cost more than just tearing the garage down and building new with proper frost protection, but the existing garage was too close to the lot line for existing setbacks, so it made sense to the owners to keep it.......
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