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Old 08-05-2005, 04:33 PM   #1
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I have an exterior load bearing wall that does NOT have a footer it is only setting on a 4" pad. I am renovating and the city says that it needs to have underpinnings. What does this mean?

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There are 2 possibilities. Most likely what it means is that you need to find a way to support the wall while you excavate underneath it, then pour a concrete footer. However, underpinning usually refers to driving deep piles to support a foundation. I don't know how they would expect you to do that, so most likely they want you to do the former.

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I have an exterior load bearing wall that does NOT have a footer it is only setting on a 4" pad. I am renovating and the city says that it needs to have underpinnings. What does this mean?
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