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Remodeling a 24 x 16 ft. garage into a home with a new second story and a gable roof. Is it safe to build on a slab? What type of I-beams would be needed for the 2nd floor. The 2nd floor will only be 12x16 as an open loft.

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I am not sure what is needed to have a safe foundation. I am worried about the current slab. Slab is level. 1st floor built directly on slab.

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