Footing for telepost?

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  1. Sep 18, 2010 #1

    hannahlance

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    Is there really a need to dig the basement floor to pour a footing to where the telepost should stand? If so, what is the average dimension of the concrete footing (area, volume)?
    what will you recommend in correcting a deflected beam, teleposts or sistering the beam?
    I live in Saskatchewan Canada where basement floorings aren't stable due to climate change.
    I really need help in decision making....Thank you in advance!!
     
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    mudmixer

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    You do need a footing since you have no idea how thick the concrete floor actually is and what is under it.

    I would assume a 24"x24" footing 8" thick should be adequate if the soil looks reasonable. Saw the outline of the square to provide a neat patch.

    Dick
     
  3. Sep 18, 2010 #3

    hannahlance

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    thank you Dick!
     

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