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Old 01-12-2018, 07:55 PM   #41
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Google allowable soil loads.
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Well that info was the exact kind of info i was looking for. Unfortunately no contractors seemed to know any of that stuff. Concrete people just pour, masons just stack bricks, foundation guys just lift.
no one knows anything about any other trade or soil or anything. It was quite frustrating.

So where do i find these load limit tables or equations? How do i learn this stuff? All i need is a starting point.
That's because they are specialty/sub-contractors.

And that's what a GC is for.



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So where do i find these load limit tables or equations? How do i learn this stuff? All i need is a starting point.

This is where you have to eat apples one bite at a time.

What separates you from other contractors on roofing? I would hope product knowledge, knowing the insurance market, good practices, and being able to make decisions based on learned expertise.

How did you learn it?

There are several tutorials out there since you didn't grow up doing concrete, and the Bible is the American Concrete Association (ACA) puts out a bible of sorts. That is the grail.

The other key issue to concrete is math. Numbers. And get to know the guys at the small ready mix places. They will tell you what they pour and why, and chances are they know the concrete guys you should call instead of someone who claims they "know concrete" .

I tell people looking for carpenters and advice, go to a mom and pop lumber yard. Want good concrete guys, go to the local batch plant.
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Google allowable soil loads.
Allowable soil loads are in the Code Book. And quite often, the Building Dept wants a soil test anyway.

Not for slabs of course, I'm just speaking generally about soil loads.




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Allowable soil loads are in the Code Book. And quite often, the Building Dept wants a soil test anyway.

Not for slabs of course, I'm just speaking generally about soil loads.




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That's why I suggested it. It will pick up what the code says about design, plus a little from the ACA. Once you find the ACA, there is other info.
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I'd imagine many states have soil maps. They used to be books of aerial photos showing soil type. These days, they're on state WebGIS here. I usually start there to get an idea.

From there, development in some jurisdictions requires all kinds of bore holes, resource zone overlays, and so on. That all feeds in to the building location and design, which can have it's own requirements for boreholes.

Foundation engineering is based on the bore hole results plus structure loads. It isn't complicated as much as there is a lot of detail.

Actual site prep and concrete have even more details to understand and keep an eye on.

I don't specialize in any of this, but I can get the right crews and engineer. If you want to learn it, IMO learn it like you will be starting with a bare site first. Then learn the remodel side.

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