I am hoping for some basic advice for constructing a small two room
house here. Engineering help here is only for huge projects and of
Size: 12' X 24' with a divider wall to end up with two 12' X 12' rooms.
One room will have an added wall for a small bathroom.
Foundation: The ground here is very solid with little or no water
penetration. 12" X 12" foundation below ground level reinforced with
two 1/2" rebar ???
Walls: About 8' to 9' high. Support a fairly light sloped flat roof
composed of 2" X 4" beams with nailed corrugated sheet metal roof. 2" X
4"s will be connecter to vertical rebar in walls to provide added
lateral support for walls.
Only block available is standard 8" X 8" X 16" with two holes.
Vertical rebar: Single 5/8 rebar in block holes at corners
intersections, and window/door openings. 5/8" rebar will extend three
feet into ground with poured concrete in 6" diameter holes.
3/8 rebar on 24" centers in the rest of the walls connected to rebar in
foundation and top bond beam ???
Horizontal rebar for "bond beams":
1/4" rebar every other course in grout lines.
Bond beam at top of openings and continuos poured concrete beam at top
of wall 8" width X 4" height reinforced with two 1/2" rebar ???
All rebar holes in block filled with concrete . Should empty holes be
filled too ???
All rebar securely tied & interconnected with "standard" methods at
foundation, corners, openings, & top of walls for sheer strength.
Is this in the ball park or way off?
Could I get by with less or smaller rebar since it is imported and very