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    Last edited by Warren Alderman; 12-20-2007 at 05:55 PM.
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    Default Re: Enclosed Porch

    "My question is this, can a slab 4-6 thick slab properly support the superstructure?"

    Forget the thickness of the "slab", think "thickness of the footing".

    Does the "footing" meet the required thickness and width required by the code?

    The answer is "No, it does not."

    Last edited by Jerry Peck; 04-07-2007 at 01:00 PM. Reason: edited fer speeling
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    Default Re: Enclosed Porch

    And........ depending upon where the property is located, the footer has to be 2x as wide as the foundation wall, and below the "frost line" which varies by region.

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    Default Re: Enclosed Porch

    Most patio and porch slabs do not have reinforcing and are not designed to carry the loads of a structure. Plus, as Jerry and Victor noted, no footing = no good.

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