OK, so I want to enclose our covered patio which has a 4 inch slab floor.
According to the city I have to cut the slab and pour a foundation. Is
there any good sources of info to get me started in the right direction? I
need to learn enough so I can ask questions!
ask the city(code inspector) how deep the footing should be... if they
dont know, call up a local concrete supply house. the ones that sell
reinforcement wire, visquine, concrete supplies... thats what i had to
do the city would not give me any help.. i dont think the guys in the
office knew how deep the footing should be.. i then checked my house
plans and took off from there(the footing was as deep as the footing for
the house, about 18 inches (its a brick house on slab).....
Specs for footers and a foundation vary from one locatino to another,
depending on the code as well as your local weather conditions. I would
check with the city again for specs before I started looking for methods.
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