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Old 04-14-2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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Wrong Footing Dimensions HELP

I'm having a house built and on my last visit I noticed that the footings for the house and garage foundation were not the correct dimensions.
My house dimensions are 34x28 with a 24x24 garage. The footing that was constucted was for a 36x26 house. This footing had been there for over a week. I went there yesterday and saw that they corrected the footing but I'm not sure if what they did is acceptable. They extended the footing in certain areas by pouring more concrete up against the existing footing. I'm not sure if this will have the same structural integrity as a 1 piece footing. Shouldn't they have removed the entire original footing and replaced it with the correct size footing? Am I asking for trouble if I allow this? I am planning on contacting the town building inspector. I can post a pictures if needed.
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:53 AM   #2
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There is actually very little load on the footing. Wood basements are even built without concrete footiings.

What we say here does not count.

Only the inspector on the site can make the call regarding the suitability.
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When putting on an addition to a building, we attach rebar(5/8") to the original structure that ties into the new footing. When the foundation walls are poured rebar is again put in to tie the two foundations together.
Your inspector should be able to acertain if he did it correctly.
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