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Just curious how many views id get with that title.. get your minds out of the gutter..
Im referring to my garage slab..

3 guys came in today and had it done in about 3 hours time..



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finished...

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notice my 2 PVC pipes with cable/power and phone lines in them..

They are right smack in the middle of where the side door is going.. gotta dig them up and move them back a few feet..
 

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SJ You didnt need footings for that building. :confused: Whats going to keep the thing from sinking:question:
 

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i was hoping termy could stay underneath it and hold it up for me..

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OK that will work:D
 

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i have to check with chief first.. i know with all of termys handywork and mechanical enhancements.. chief would want him around full time...

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That stinks that you have to dig up the electrical and phone!!

Can't move the door??

Looks good otherwise.

The title kinda brought back some ugly memories from my collegiate days!!
 

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I think thery already started building it...
and i already called them 3 times this week.. once to schedule the work, once to delay the buildingwork and again today to tell them to go ahead and do the building.. i was going to wait for the edges to get grass growing on them.. but the way they situated the slab, there is enough room on all sides of it that i am not too concerned about washout...

I only have to dig up about 2 feet worth.. cut the pipe, slide it back and remove about a 2 ft section.

no big deal.. they wont start construction for about a week
 

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Lookin good! Man, it would be awesome to have a garage built just the way you want it. I am anxious to see the finished product.

Greg
 

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Lookin good! Man, it would be awesome to have a garage built just the way you want it. I am anxious to see the finished product.

Greg
thanks

im sure to be posting plenty of photos..

and Stewart.. dont worry ill post a few pics WITH my tractor in them for you...
 

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If I understand this right, your having a stick built building erected without footings. Is that a correct statement? I know I keep ferklemping about this, but I could see something like that down in Florida where there is no snow load...But not in Maine where the potential snow load is significant. I don't know John, I just have a bad feeling about this.:confused:
 

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I too am surprised about this. Now this layout would work GREAT
in Louisiana and it is what I am used to see being built around here, but I too find it strange in your area. Building that meets code that doesn't require footings (wall, spread, adjacent) to extend past frost line & able to handle heavy snow loads? Did you receive a full set of plans with foundation and did you get a structural engineers approval? Is that required in Maine?

I know that sometimes in some areas (probably not yours) but if the garage is 600 square feet or less, the foundation may be a monolithic concrete slab and might not require footings. Sometimes that # is as low as 400sq feet. I am very surprised that a building of this size in your area was able to be constructed without footings under frost line. I think your nearly
1000sq. foot building (Isn't it 36x26 or 936sq feet) would -ABSOLUTELY- require footings if you actual had to get a permit for its construction. I think you mentioned that your office is run by a couple ole' ladies and no one seems to care --- but I would be EXTRA careful -- especially if I was going to try to insure this building and/or sell the property down the road. Kinda late now I guess since the slab is poured, but I would be really careful. :D

Just trying to help. Seems strange to me.



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Andy...a monolithic pour is a combination of pouring the footings and the slab at the same time. Saves a step in the building process.
 

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So what does that have to do with the fact that his building is too large to be constructed in a large snow load area without footings? :D :D :D

Thanks for the clarification, RG. See you haven't forgotten anything yet!
 
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