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natedj
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Columbia, SC
reply to Draiman

Re: Garage addition

said by Draiman:

I'm waiting for a final draft of the drawings but the Structural Engineer turned the foundation into Fort Knox. The original footings were 36" x 12" and the new ones are 96" x 18". It was a single layer of rebar and now it's a double layer of rebar in each wall. This garage is being so over built it's nuts. After it's done the safest place in the house will be the garage. LOL

Wow, that is unreal, an 8' wide footing .... for a residence, a garage at that!
Either the soil you're bearing on is equivalent to landfill material or the engineer is a novice. As the ole saying goes, when in doubt be stout.
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