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Old 04-26-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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im wanting to build a 28ft by 56 ft home. i want to use a pier and beam foundation using cinder blocks. how do i know what sizes and how many of the things i need to get started? i need to know from how many cinder blocks to how big and how many beams and piers. and all the little things i need to finish foundation. help?

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That would depend on the loads you are carrying (1-storey, 2-storey);
the height, size and spacing of the block piers; the ground-bearing capacity etc -so many unknowns.

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it will be a 1 story, and with an average height, which is like 8ft? i think. but anyways, how spaced out would the cinder blocks have to be? and how big of beams would i need, and how many?
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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Nobody here will be able to give you an answer to your questions. In the 1st place, we don't know anything about where this will be built, the soil conditions in the area, nor do we know the building codes in your area. Even if these were known, you shouldn't trust any information this critical to a new home on any information you receive from the Internet. You need to contact a local engineer, architect, or at least code official for their input.
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How far apart the posts are depends on the size and material of the beams. The size of the beams depends on the loads and the spacing of the posts. You need an engineer or an architect to determine the optimal spacing, beam size and cost depending on the building.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:23 PM   #6
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They make these things called plans................... Blueprints? Architectural? Structural? Mechanical? Electrical?

Little house on the prairie don't cut it anymore, unfortunately.

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