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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-07-2012, 07:24 AM
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Posted By db2776
re cracked posts

Thanks for the web address, Neal. I read the article. It seems that as you say, some cracking is O. K. I sent off an e-mail to the guy who wrote the article asking for his opinion in depth on this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-06-2012, 11:02 AM
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Posted By db2776
Your building code needs an engineers report...

Your building code needs an engineers report every step of construction, these would be questions for him.

You're of course right. Problem is that this is the 3rd World, and codes aren't enforced...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-06-2012, 11:00 AM
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Posted By db2776
cracked post reply

For a deck with posts and no diagonal bracing, I would be concerned about the depth the the concrete and posts have into the soil to guarantee stability. It would have to be substantial unless there...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-06-2012, 09:58 AM
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Posted By db2776
cracked wooden foundation posts

Greetings from Costa Rica. I was invited to see the almost-completed wood, prefab home of my friend's parents. The house is being built by a company called "Xilo" www.grupoxilo.com
I was very...
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