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Do you have any plans you can share with me?
What part of the country are you located in?
Hi and thank you for your reply.
Here is a link of the folder with PDF files. Justanswer won't allow me to upload PDF files.
I'm located in Texas close to Austin TX.
The most cost effective footing alternative would be a slab on grade for the entire house. This would require deepened concrete slab portions around the perimeter for your building to support your exterior/bearing walls. This would eliminate all of the timber floor framing and sub-flooring.
There are good details for this type of footing on Sheet A-5, the 5 small details on the right side of the sheet.
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Sorry for my delay. I did not see any respond after I sent you the link for the plans until few days after. I was really specking a little more information or links related to the subject
I have been quoted about $13 per sqft for the slab foundation vs $150 per concrete column which I believe they go every 7 ft over center (I'm including a picture of one of them). That is a very big difference on cost. Since the plans don't show pier and beam foundation I was wondering what else to consider around the house skirting to be included on the plans before I submit them to the city. Specially anything related to the part where the wood/siding is in contact with the skirting to avoid water in. Thank you