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Old 03-04-2010, 11:03 PM   #16
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This is great stuff Willie! I was planning on doing a poured concrete stem wall. I'm guessing a poured concrete stem wall is a little bit more difficult to do than block.
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It's going to be a bit more difficult, especially stripping off that inside form piece after the pour, but doable.

You will need to modify a "Trimmy" such as this one to be sure you get the forms fillled all the way up. It will have to be mounted to the side of the wall, not the top as it is here, however.
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Just so you are aware. There are various other ways to accomplish what you are looking for.

Not knowing all the particulars about your existing construction, it is impossible to go into all of them. But don't limit yourself to just one way of approaching your problem.

This (below) is probably the best way. Support it all on jacks, then remove and replace all the foundation at one time. I only drew this with minimal support so you could get the idea. It would take doubled lumber and likely more jacking locations.

And, yes, you COULD just simply eliminate the steel beams, and run a line of jacks down the inside, under the house, as another alternative method.
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When I was thinking about pouring the stem wall today, one issue comes to mind. I would still need to do the stem wall in sections just like the footing (with my original plan). Would this be a problem since it would create another series of cold joints? Also, when creating the keys at the footing joints, would six inches be sufficient?
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