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Old 02-16-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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Cinder Block Perimeter Foundation


Can anyone suggest a good site or book that describes installing a simple cinder block perimeter foundation? I'm looking to put in a simple foundation for a free standing greenhouse. I'm not finding much on the internet on my own.


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Old 02-16-2010, 08:49 PM   #2
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Cinder Block Perimeter Foundation

anytime you bld in upstate ny, you have to consider frost depth,,, that'll take a slight sub-surface footer outta the game,,, might consider piles ( submerged columns ) as an alternative,,, if you're keeping heat in the ground, frost won't be a problem,,, if its a very small ( indifinitive ) bldg, conc slab might be a good alternative.

our local binghamton greenhouses had no foundations & cinder floors.

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