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Old 09-08-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Firstly I'd like to introduce myself. I'm new to this site and I'm from calgary alberta Canada.

I will be building a 8x10 mudroom off my 2009 house

Question is should I do a footing with concrete foundation wall tied into my current house or do post beam footing. Such as sono tubes filled with concrete ?

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Footing and foundation would be the best way.
Checked with your local code office to see what that say?

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That's what I'm thinking too. So If I do 3 foundation walls ( u shaped ) then having the 4th being the existing house,how would I insulate under the new floor ? My house is about 2' above grade. So ill have about 6' walls. 2' of that will be above grade.

Could I frame a entry way like a 2x2 hole in the foundation ?
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you really have to check the alberta codes, im on the east coast and were allowed to put a small addition on piers no problem.. the biggest issue is getting the right r value in the floor, we typically spray foam floor systems like this
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Footing and foundation would be the best way.
Checked with your local code office to see what that say?

Especially if you want it to stay attached to the house. No matter what, unless your new foundation is on the ledge it will settle a little, or more with sono tubes. I even used extra wide footings for additions, and strip footings instead of pads for lally columns.
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Thanks for you replies. Much appreciated you guys have any reviews on Screw Piles?

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