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Footers for outdoor kitchen counters? Rocky Mountains

I am interested in building an 8x8 L-shaped outdoor kitchen in the foothills of the rockies (7800'). It will also have 3 - 4x4 uprights to support a roof (There will be a 4th post as well) The soil ...
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Free Standing Lean-to Patio cover stability question

I am planning on building a free standing 12'x20' lean-to patio cover over my ground level back deck. I was planning on doing six 12"x16" piers (located near Atlanta, GA) for the six 6x6 ...
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balcony footings

My husband and I are building a balcony. We opted for a steel beam which allows for 2 posts supporting the 20 foot spread. The architect's plans (for which we've already acquired the building permit) ...
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Wood Information Podium/Lectern Footing Re-build using Concrete and Post Bases [closed]

I am working on charity project for a local historical site. They have information signs that are on 6x6 wood that of course is rotting since they were set into the ground. The plan is to keep the ...
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Is this valid footing?

I am buying a house ( new construction ) in Atlanta Georgia. Closing is not yet done. The builder is arguing an inspection point (the independent inspector was hired by me to check the construction ...
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How to splice two sonotubes to extend their length

Footings for my deck must be dug at least 48" deep to be below the frost line and meet code. I will be using 12" x 48" sonotubes for a combined pier and footing. I have an auger with a ...
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Foundation Wall Question

I’m new to building so I am here with a foundation question. We hired a contractor for our concrete pour on a foundation wall. The finished result is attached in the picture below. Other than the ...
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Number and placement of posts and footings (12" diameter) for a 40' x 12' deck

I'm building a 40' 8.25" x 12' deck attached to the house via a ledger on the longer side. The max distance from the ground to the bottom of the ledge is 65.25". Here's a screen grab of my ...
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Can I build a wooden staircase on a concrete slab and meet code?

I'm currently in the process of replacing the front stairs on my house and my original plan was to go with a precast stone/granite staircase. To support this I poured this 6'x8'x6" pad to have ...
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Deck footing close to the edge of a short retaining wall [closed]

The middle of three deck posts will be within a few inches of the edge of a 24 inch retaining wall. This is in a temperate area (Seattle) and the ground basically never freezes more than an inch or ...
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How do I know how deep to dig a deck post hole for a 12-foot post?

I need to know how deep to the footing and cement should be for my deck post. I'm replacing a post that supports my front stairs and 5x11 landing deck. The old post is 12 feet high. It's one of three ...
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Pergola Ring - Posts In Ground Or Concrete Footers?

I was thinking of surrounding my firepit with a hexagonal pergola, each side probably about 14' long, arranged like the the below image but wondered about the base. Each of the 6x6 posts would be ...
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Additional crawl space support footings [closed]

I have a 92 year old 1 story house in Michigan that is sagging along the main support. I have to add additional support and jack it up in some spots. I'm not even sure that the original piers have ...
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Recommended footings for deck built on rock with 5-10% grade?

I'm looking to install a 30' decking platform (for a yurt), 3' above grade, on a plot of land I own. The site has a mild grade (5-10%), made up of metasedimentary rock, with ~1" of organic matter ...
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Can I fill a hole with concrete that is close or even touches the footing of my house?

I am trying to put a wood post inside a hole filled with concrete. The hole is really close to my house footing (less than 2 inches), and I have a question: Is it okay for the concrete in the hole to ...
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Crack in a post footing

I recently saw a lamp post that was newly installed in public place (Not my post). It looked like a 6x6 with the footing poured around it. On top, the lamp extends out 3+ feet in one direction, so ...
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Footings Under Existing Concrete Slab Patio

I have an existing, unreinforced concrete slab patio in my back yard. It is 15'x22' in dimensions and the long edge runs parallel to the back of the house, separated from it by about 3'. I'm looking ...
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Are these platform footings secure or should they be anchored into the concrete tube below?

I recently installed a paver patio. Before installing the patio I poured two 12 inch concrete form tubes below where the footings were planned to be. So the pavers are sitting directly on top of the ...
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Can we pour slab even if the bricks below it are not leveled?

So we were about to pour concrete on on top of 3 layers of bricks that is already done. I always ask the guy who manages and he always say its leveled , so today I went my self and we all checked but ...
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How badly have I undermined my foundation footing?

I am a first home owner based in Sydney. I have water pooling in my crawlspace so I was advised by a structural professional to lay a french drain around the perimetre of my home. I watched hours of ...
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Leaning fence due to loose posts

I purchased a home recently and I am just getting around to fixing the 6 foot privacy fence. A few of the posts appear to be loose in the ground and the fence is leaning fairly substantially around ...
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Florida footing depth

Could someone help me read this? Florida Building Code The structures on the left and right side will be new. Just outdoor multi purpose areas with fixed roofs. Left side for cooking (kitchenette)/ ...
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How much life left on 4x4 posts on my deck (in particular one that butts against the foundation)?

I have a raised deck (no idea how old; maybe 10-15 years). It is supported by 4x4 posts. I couldn't find any concrete footings by digging (maybe I didn't go deep enough). Much of the posts are ...
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Patio Deck Piers Construction

I have some piers under my patio deck. What kind of pier is it? Are there concrete footings underneath these green poles? I am remaking my deck, and would like to add some more of these. I can't see ...
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Can I use this 1-2cm brown gravel to make concrete for climbing wall footings?

I'm building a rock climbing cave in my backyard. The average height is about 4 metres. It will be made out of wood (hardwood sleeper studs, 19mm ply for walls). Floor area roughly 5mx4m. I am not ...
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Is this basement footer going to cause issues? [closed]

I'm having an addition put on my house with a full basement. The contractor poured the footer and is getting ready to do the foundation walls. He marked the lines for the walls, and I couldn't help ...
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How do I run the PVC conduit into a garage with a ground-level foundation?

I need to run conduit underground to a new garage. My problem is I don't understand the proper way to run the 2in PVC conduit outside to the sub panel. The wall sits on a 3ft 8in stem wall. The top of ...
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If my home has no footing, how dangerous is it for a contractor to install an indoor drainage system in my basement?

I have gotten estimates from some contractors for installing indoor drainage in my basement. They'd be breaking into the concrete floor around the edges of the basement, right next to the basement ...
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Is it a problem that my post bases overhang the footing edge slightly?

I am building a pergola, which will be supported half by the garage with a 2x8 ledger board and half on 3 posts. I poured the 3 footings, without thinking too much and they only had 8" form tubes ...
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Should concrete footers be separated from a concrete slab?

I am going to build a pavilion over a concrete slab and I am wondering what would be the best way to set up the footings. I was planning on using steel column bases set in 12 inch sonotubes. There ...
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Building a deck... Pier Size / Loading Question

I am building a deck. I have most of things sized out properly I think. I just want to confirm that 12" piers are enough for what I am doing. This is a freestanding deck next to a pool. Did I ...
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Are metal anchors or buried posts better for 6 x 6 posts for a pavilion?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to set 6 x 6 posts for a pavilion. I'm considering the two methods below. I know they both have their good and bad points. I believe the first will extend the ...
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How deep do I need to make the post footings for a residential deck in Northern Michigan?

How deep do I need to make the post footings for a residential deck in Northern Michigan? The 12" X 20" deck will be less than 2 feet off the ground.
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Insulating wooden beams / frame from concrete footings

I am building a wooden terrace based on frame made of pressure treated lumber (ground contact grade) placed on concrete blocks ("on-grade" footings). Something like this: What I know is ...
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How clean does the surface of new-poured concrete footings need to be before pouring piers?

I'm moving a 8x16 shed-turned-shop onto nine 10" piers on 16" footings over a clay substrate. I'm doing a split pour. I have already dug the holes, poured the footings and set the vertical ...
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Removal of the cardboard pier footing forms in the crawlspace - how to do it?

Home inspector put this in the report: ========================= Recommend removal of the cardboard pier footing forms in the crawlspace. Cardboard is a wood biproduct and its contact with the soil ...
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Is there a way to secure a hoop house other then driving posts into the ground?

I wanted to build a hoop house, but I need to be able to drive stakes or 1 5/8" pipe into the ground to hold the hoops (pvc or 1 3/8" top rail.) From all I have read, these ground pipes or ...
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Can I cut out a 12" section of a footing to run new plumbing in a basement?

I am finishing my basement and need to run plumbing to the planned bathroom. To do so, I need to cut out a 12" section of a footing (can't go under it). The section in question is under a door ...
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Pouring concrete slab around wood posts of covered porch [duplicate]

I have a covered back porch. Sloped roof attached to the house on one end and supported by four 4x4's which are cemented in the ground on the other end (I assume there are cement footers below the ...
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Add a door to a basement load bearing wall

I am finishing my basement in a 1960 home, and a doorway is in an awkward place. I want to add an additional 36” doorway in a load-bearing wall that sits atop a ridge footing that is 5” above the ...
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Can I support 6x6" deck posts on 10" diameter poured concrete footings?

I am building a new 13x10 deck. So far I have the ledger board in place, and yesterday I finished building 3 concrete footings, 9 ft away from the ledger board. I use tubing, 36 inch deep with gravel ...
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What's the best way to pour post footings under a patio slab?

I am looking to build footings for three 6"x6" patio cover posts which will support a 6"x8"x19ft beam for a 19ft wide x 16ft deep patio cover that will fix to my house using a ...
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How far into a footing pier should rebar extend from the rock below?

Cottage is on Canadian shield (igneous rock) and unfortunately slopes off where deck footings are being installed. The deck will be secured only to a corner of the cottage and the two furthest ...
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Can pressure treated wood be buried in concrete?

I was planning a relatively simple, 6x8ft "2-post" pavilion, just a small structure to provide protection to a small bench. This design would require to bury the wood into the concrete ...
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What would be the potential pitfalls in pouring a concrete patio over deck footings and then securing the posts to the slab?

I am going to have a 4" concrete patio poured in my backyard, and over that I want to build a 2nd story deck. All of this essentially occupies the same space, meaning the posts either need to be ...
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Concrete Footings for 16x24 log cabin

I am buildings a 16x24 log cabin in rural West Virginia. It will not have electric, running water, or any type of HVAC. One of the biggest worries I have, as I feel I should, is the foundation. I am ...
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How can I pour a concrete patio under my existing deck without surrounding the deck posts in concrete?

I would like to pour a concrete patio under my deck. The concrete company said they would just pour the concrete around the posts with a expansion joint around the posts. I thought that would cause ...
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Deck blocks below frost line

I am replacing my old deck that was completely rotten. The original was non treated lumber so it just was toast. The deck is only about 2' off the ground and 15' out from the house. It extents 30' ...
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Concrete retaining wall with lean and crack, looking for input

We bought our 100 year old house “as-is” a year ago with various small cracks and a firm, but somewhat eroded foundation. This all needs to be addressed eventually, however, a large crack with ...
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How can I prevent post support brackets from creaking under foot traffic?

I (well, a contractor) added a new addition to my house, and the floor creaks when I walk on it. I crawled under the addition and identified the problem. On each footing, there is a steel bracket ...
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