Started by Strix, October 02, 2016, 04:26:23 PM
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Quote from: Strix on October 02, 2016, 06:43:26 PMGood to know. Continuous Perimeter is much more stable to frost and earth movement compared to piers as I know. Running the cost on it all doesn't come out too much ahead of piers either, which is encouraging.Is what you're saying that as the image shows, the beams span the short length and what I should do is instead only have built beams span the 24' length and joist between?I want to avoid spanning the full 16' as a continuous piece of lumber so I can use 2x8 for the joists instead of 2x10 or 2x12... I can still do this if I rest the joist on the beam and not at the same level as the beam, I think.Any reason why joists shouldn't run the short direction? I see this a lot on here and can't figure out why other than convention...I am okay with the posts in the middle thirds where the piers are in those images mainly because I want to run a post to the ridge beam of the roof. I understand this will reduce the already manageable wall thrust from my planned 12/12 sloped roof.Back to the foundation though... I will definitely run around the outside 16x24. Is it okay to leave the hollow-core CMU's unfilled and still have enough structural strength to hold up the building? Or do I really want to fill those cores? Do you suppose frost can get a hold of the sides of the walls and still heave the structure? I have 0 intuition on what would happen, other than that I know there will be some deep frost most years.
Quote from: NathanS on October 02, 2016, 08:58:57 PM... but keep in mind we are all amateurs as well.
Quote from: ChugiakTinkerer on October 03, 2016, 12:06:28 PMIf you have the property already, it might be worth your while to do a little light excavating to see what the soil conditions actually are.
Quote from: low277 on October 27, 2016, 08:52:35 AMHey Strix! Another Minnesotan! What part of the state are you in? You are ahead of me. I might be doing some foundation work in 2017.I will be watching as I have lots of questions about foundations myself.