Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-25-2006, 09:51 AM   #1
Member
 
mt232's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 117
Share |
Default

Adding a room, footings for all walls, or just new exterior?


I'm planning to add a room, two of the walls will be new exterior walls, the other two meet the existing house. Do I need footings below all four walls, or can I tie into the two existing walls? My concern is that there is a soon-to-be filled oil tank below the room and I hope I don't have to dig footings near it.

Thanks!

mt232 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2006, 02:56 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 45
Default

Adding a room, footings for all walls, or just new exterior?


you need footings under load bearing walls and columns. it really depends how you plan to frame it, i dont see why you can get away with the 2 footings. really you have tyo draw something up and go to your local town building department.

jamesdart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2006, 06:55 PM   #3
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Default

Adding a room, footings for all walls, or just new exterior?


Yes, you will definitely need some kind of footings. That is required by code. & Yes there also will be an issue regarding that oil tank.
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Running coax from attic to room below, via exterior wall? curls00 Electrical 13 08-15-2007 02:18 PM
Adding a Additional Room christopher_45 Building & Construction 1 06-29-2007 04:23 AM
Adding closet to carpetted room. Sole plate on top of carpet? roysoto Building & Construction 2 09-22-2006 11:01 PM
how-to replace subfloor next to exterior walls tdonly Flooring 2 07-28-2006 12:41 AM
painting a room w/ both drywall and plaster walls J187 Painting 7 06-19-2006 05:33 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.