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Topic by Truefire posted 02-19-2020 06:52 PM 177 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2020 06:52 PM

I’m planning on building a small 900 sq ft or perhaps even smaller dwelling in the upper northwest. A simple shotgun style house- stick built, elevated crawlspace. I’m wondering what the cost for the footers would be taking into consideration all rebar and concrete needed to meet code for frost heave? Anyone here familiar with cold climate specific code and could possibly provide a guesstimate?

I’m a little familiar with the shallow, monolithic insulated footers which can be installed to alleviate having to dig so deep to get below a frost plane. However, someone which lives or works in the area of the upper northwest, please educate me on whether or not that is a feasible pathway for most inspections’ depts across that region? Is this approach common? What is the cutoff, -minimum or max- square footage where this particular arrangement is or is not utilized? thanks

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