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I had a 4 inch concrete slab poured to put a 20x 18 foot

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I had a 4 inch concrete slab poured to put a 20x 18 foot steel carport garage on it now the building inspector says he wants a footer how to do now that concrete is set or why? building can't wegh more than 300 pounds
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

hELLO

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

I can help.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

A 4" slab can't support much weight with a post at the corner. Especially with bending forces

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

You will need to cut away a portion of the slab, pour the footing and kneewall, then pour back the slab

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
oh wonderful more money for a pad than garage cost?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I want a refund screw this
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Sorry I don't have better news for you. I think there is a way to do this to minimize the cost and possibly even not remove any of the existing slab on grade.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Wow! Not sure where that came from. I'll gladly request a refund for you. Good luck with your project. Take Care.