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ccevans6 10-11-2007 09:45 PM

New addition foundation question
 
Guys,

I currently live in a spec colonial house with a block basement that is finished.

Attached I have a poured slab garage that has a block foundation.

What I would like to do is to create a 'bump out' in the intersection of these two structures that are attached. This is to expand my kitchen.

I know that I will need to add on to the foundation but the concrete block will not tie into the existing block.

What are your thoughts for building this so that I don't get a possible mis-alignment of separation of the new block from the old.

Note: The new foundation will be below the frost line as per code.

Thanx...

Chris

Ron6519 10-11-2007 11:06 PM

Why wouldn't the new block tie into the old block if it's bumping out off both structures?
Ron

ccevans6 10-12-2007 04:34 AM

The old block is actually the outer basement wall and I am not planning to extend the basement. This is going to be a first floor addition.

Ron6519 10-12-2007 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ccevans6 (Post 67715)
The old block is actually the outer basement wall and I am not planning to extend the basement. This is going to be a first floor addition.

It doesn't matter if the addition is over a crawl space or a full basement, you still need to tie the addition footing and foundation into the existing structure. That means a physical attachment of some sort.
Who drew up the plans for this? Is this a structure out in the boonies that doesn't need building dept oversight? No building dept would issue a permit for this construction unless your plans conform to the building code.
Ron


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