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Old 11-14-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Thinking about building any type of foundation? Deck? shed?


I'm trying to figure out if the 8x16 shop addition I'm building requires a poured foundation. I found this article quite interesting !

http://www.concreteconstruction.net/...m45-341398.pdf

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Old 11-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #2
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Thinking about building any type of foundation? Deck? shed?


search on google (or whatever you like) for "frost protected shallow foundation" and also for "Rubble trench foundation"

There are also floating foundations - much like railway tracks use.

Whether you use concrete is up to you and whatever building inspector says! lol

What is the shop for? 8x16 could be just a wood floor. Soil cement is also another option (soil and cement mixed with rototiller)

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