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Old 12-17-2008, 01:27 AM   #1
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Addition to existing walk out

Ok, I've got this existing house, circa 1950's...was moved from original site to new location on new concrete walk-out foundation...On the side of the addition the foundation at tie in protrudes about 2 feet above grade and grade drops about 4 feet over the expanse of the addition...walk-out not an issue.

I'm not wanting to pour a new basement just a foundation with crawl space...Should I have an escavator build up the existing grade then dig footings, or skip the build up and opt to pour the deeper wall?



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Old 12-17-2008, 04:26 AM   #2
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Addition to existing walk out

The footings need to be below the frostline. Pour the footings and foundation first. You can backfill later if you like that look.


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