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woolfmaster2011 07-08-2009 08:09 PM

Sizing pier footers for house.
I am going to build a small cabin 26' X 40'. One story wood. cabin will have a center beam 3-2x12s(for floor). frost line is 12" and ground is rated 2000 psf. tallest pier will not be more than 8 feet. I would like to use sonotubes. Maybe someone can help me with the spacing and sizes. and how about redibase or something like it.... Thank you....

Ron6519 07-08-2009 10:52 PM

I think you might need some professional guidance on this. That "8 feet " off the ground was the tipping point for me.

woolfmaster2011 07-08-2009 11:52 PM

I think you are right(find a SE). The cabin is on a sloped land. only one side will be 7-1/2 ft tall the other lets say 24". most of the older homes(50yr) near me are on concrete block piers. Truth is i am limited on money to build. Maybe this is not the way to go? is there a low cost foundation?

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