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
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.
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.
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