second story addition to existing room
hello. great threads, So, here's what i have, I just bought a small 1300sq ft house with a large addition tacked on to the back of it This addition in on a concrete slab, which is different from the rest of the house which is raised.
The addition is 28 X 15.
here's what we want to do:
1. raise the floor to the level of the rest of the house (bringing slab-level up to main house floor level about 2 feet)
2. then we want to remove the exiting ceiling which is the correct height where it touches the main house, but too low once it slopes down (about 12 degrees).
3, From there we want to build a second story addition that mirrors the previous additions. This upper space will be a master BR and bath.
My worries are at least two-fold:
Can my existing slab take this kind of weight? If not, is there any way to salvage it without rebuilding th entire structure?
Also, given recent discussions of cost, what would something like this run me? not including the bathroom and bedroom details. Any sense?
For those who want the longer picture, basically we're deciding if we should just raise the floor as it is (bringing it in line with the rests of the house) and add a new roof (at bottom it will have to be raise at least 2 feet)
which one sees to make more sense. we are on a tight budget, but as my dad used to say, my wife recently swallowed a watermelon seed, so in 9 short month we'll have a watermelon that looks a lot like baby.
Any help or tips would be most appreciate.....we are also redoing the kitchen right now....straightforward, but expensive.
THanks do much, any thoughts..??.. mark elmore firstname.lastname@example.org:whistling2:
How did you get to $125.00+ per/sq.ft. price? Did you take the bid and divide by 640? If you did, why did you decide the basement level wasn't additional square footage?
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