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    Default Why bother with a foundation?

    http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/k...pro/bev048.jpg

    Not one joist...no not one is attached to the foundation at any point. The entire floor structure is supported by girders which set on concrete. Why bother wasting precious concrete by pouring a foundation????

    This house is more like a 1300 square foot "deck"....with a leaky roof over it.....

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    Default Re: Why bother with a foundation?

    Sorry about the picture....it was the best I had....


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    Default Re: Why bother with a foundation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clint White View Post
    Why bother wasting precious concrete by pouring a foundation????

    So they can get a loan, of course

    Banks don't care if a foundation is doing anything... just that there is one present.


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    Default Re: Why bother with a foundation?

    Not to worry, Clint. That spiderweb will hold everything together.

    "There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception." -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)
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    Default Re: Why bother with a foundation?

    I have seen this on some older homes where the walls are resting on top of the foundation and the entire floor structure is not.


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