Pier Construction Advice - Concrete, Stone & Masonry - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Concrete, Stone & Masonry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-06-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
Maryland
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 407
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Pier Construction Advice


I have a 36" section of 7x8 wood girder that I'll be hanging floor joists off of. There will also be a concentrated load from a beam support coming down in the center of this girder. The girder is currently resting on a crumbling brick pier that I need to replace. I'm going to remove the existing pier, excavate and pour a new 30x30x12 footing. The distance from the bottom of the girder to the top of the footing will be about 42".

My question is, whats going to be the least labor intensive way to install a wall between the girder and the footing? I'd like to avoid brick and block as I have no experience with those.

It seems like I should be able to build some forms and pour the footing and wall at the same time. Like a monolithic, upside-down, 36" long "T" shape. I'd install rebar in the footing and possibly up into the wall portion. Does this sound feasible? Any suggestions?

Advertisement

Pittsville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2013, 02:29 AM   #2
Maryland
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 407
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Pier Construction Advice


May have answered my own question. Looks like I want a monolithic stem wall. If so, any advice/pointers on forming one?

Advertisement

Pittsville is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Books that teach the basics of construction - recommend them to me? costafinkel Building & Construction 13 08-05-2011 12:32 AM
Soft Hearted Construction Guys Wildie Building & Construction 0 11-29-2010 07:05 PM
Need advice on low-to-ground deck construction... DaveNJ Building & Construction 8 11-09-2009 05:21 AM
New construction Window Advice bill19765 Building & Construction 2 11-07-2009 09:12 AM
Electrical Advice Caution!!! Mike Swearingen Electrical 12 03-05-2008 12:51 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts