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bernard1

04:26PM | 08/21/05
Member Since: 07/22/05
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i was wanting to put an addition to my house 14x18 split level,i wanted to pour the footings and concreate floor on ground level.my question is can i do this without digging down 4 feet then putting footings then blocks and back filling.can i just excavate 12 inches then back fill with a gravel and compact it then put my footings and floor on the top of the ground.my building inspector said i had to go below frost line.just wondering how people can get away with putting a floating foundation and i cant.thanks for the help in advance
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