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papakevin 09-14-2012 02:58 PM

Block foundation under cabin
 
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We are having a contractor install a block foundation under an existing cabin which was previously on steel stilts. The steel was badly rusted and needed to go.

The contractor dug a trench, poured some concrete and will start building up the block foundation underneath the cabin (which they raised up) soon.

My question - how deep and wide should concrete be in order to place blocks on top of it? I'm traveling out of town on business, but have received a couple photos of the job in process. To me, the depth seems too shallow. (See attached photos). The property is in Southern Indiana, just North of Louisville, KY.

Thanks.


papakevin 09-14-2012 02:58 PM

Block foundation under cabin
 
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We are having a contractor install a block foundation under an existing cabin which was previously on steel stilts. The steel was badly rusted and needed to go.

The contractor dug a trench, poured some concrete and will start building up the block foundation underneath the cabin (which they raised up) soon.

My question - how deep and wide should concrete be in order to place blocks on top of it? I'm traveling out of town on business, but have received a couple photos of the job in process. To me, the depth seems too shallow. (See attached photos). The property is in Southern Indiana, just North of Louisville, KY.

Thanks.


papakevin 09-15-2012 03:47 PM

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Stopped by the property today and they have made a lot of progress, so I guess it's no longer a concern....

Assuming they should jack up the house to fit in the new top plates before it is lowered down, right?


papakevin 09-15-2012 03:47 PM

4 Attachment(s)

Stopped by the property today and they have made a lot of progress, so I guess it's no longer a concern....

Assuming they should jack up the house to fit in the new top plates before it is lowered down, right?


papakevin 09-15-2012 03:47 PM

4 Attachment(s)

Stopped by the property today and they have made a lot of progress, so I guess it's no longer a concern....

Assuming they should jack up the house to fit in the new top plates before it is lowered down, right?


papakevin 09-15-2012 03:47 PM

4 Attachment(s)

Stopped by the property today and they have made a lot of progress, so I guess it's no longer a concern....

Assuming they should jack up the house to fit in the new top plates before it is lowered down, right?



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