05:55PM | 06/05/05
Member Since: 06/02/05
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we just got done pouring our foundation. come to find out the width at one end is 159 inches wide and when you go to the other end of the foundation its like 147 inches wide. how do i fix this? do I need to repour or ad on cement?


06:02PM | 06/05/05
Member Since: 07/01/03
558 lifetime posts
well, it wasn't the pour that was off, it was whoever set the forms. What was the ******? You have a full foot of difference between the two ends. It may be possible to tie in a corrective pour, but I think you are best off to remove the mistake first. First things first.

1. What kind of structure will this support?

2. Is this a perimeter footer or does it include a stemwall, or is it a slab?

If this is a contractor, have it ripped out and done over.


06:06PM | 06/05/05
Member Since: 01/28/03
694 lifetime posts
You really do not provide enough information.

It would be helpful to know just what the foundation is for: Addition? Garage? Shed? Other?

What type roof system: Stick Built? Trusses? Other?

What type foundation? Monolithic poured slab with footers? Poured Concrete foundation on standard footers? Other?

If this is for an addition, I would suggest leaving the foundation as is and then simply framing your floor joists out as cantilevers to make up for the asymmetrical and unsquare foundation.

But that can depend upon the type of roof system you have and where the bearing walls will be.

We really need more information as to what you are doing but in all liklelihood you may be able to leave the foundation as it is and simply frame around it.

That is what usually happens in a case like this.


06:44PM | 06/05/05
Member Since: 06/02/05
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it is a 2 story addition, roof is a 7-12 pitch with a newly poured concrete foundation---thanks


07:07PM | 06/05/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
Waht he was getting at is whether this poured crete is a slab on grade, monolithic, stemwall for slab later or what? On certain sites, it can be easy to add the wedgfe to a slab on grade - easier on the nonload bearing end than on the front and back. But it is extremely hard to add to a stem wall situation. For that, you would probably need to remove the wrong wall and do it over.

Another hint - if you did this, and haven't learned yet to read a tape measure and double check your measurements, it will be a long way to the ridge. The expenses can relaly add up.

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