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Old 08-18-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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old foundations new buildings?

I am looking at a property that has three buildings on it. All three are basically rotted and condemable. One of the buildings is block walls and is a small ranch.
Is it possible to save the block walls and foundation and build everything new off of it? Is it worth it? One of the other buildings is on a slab. Can I use some of that? Or add to it to make a bigger building were the old one was? These may be silly questions but I had to ask to see all my possibly actions with this property.
Thanks for any help.


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Old 08-19-2012, 05:45 AM   #2
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Sure---IF---the old foundations and walls are still sound and stable---

And meet todays code requirements---have someone knowledgeable inspect the old existing parts of the buildings---check with your local building department---


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Old 08-19-2012, 09:16 AM   #3
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someone on site will have to determine viable usability of the footing and foundations but you can actually dig a hole near the foundation to get access down to the footer to determine how thick it was poured and how much it sticks out past the foundation wall
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