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What are the requirement for footer placement to connect a…

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What are the requirement for footer placement to connect a house to an existing garage for a 6' span

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

We are trying to do a plan so we can get a permit. 1 month

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

It's over a concrete slab breezeway we want to enclose on a ranch style house

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Cuyahoga Falls oh 44223
Home Improvement Expert: Rick, General Contractor replied 2 months ago

I'm not available for a call at the moment. Footing must be set 1' below expected frost and 2' wide X 1' thick.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Can they be run down center of the span or parallel to the rim joists
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
How far apart
Home Improvement Expert: Rick, General Contractor replied 2 months ago

You haven't said what type of structure this is. If it's a typical wood framed connecting structure the footers would be under each exterior wall below the rim joist. Of course you'd have to pour (or lay block) a frost wall on top of the footer to bring it at least 1' above grade

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