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Old 03-11-2019, 09:12 PM   #1
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Footing Detail Question

Hey guys I致e got a dumb question. I知 a carpenter but just a bit out of my element on this one. I知 designing a new hardscape for my back yard. I am doing a 10x10ish grilling and bar area that will be Constructed of CMU and Granite. The larger patio will be some 32x32. For the life of me I cannot seem to find footing detail for this. My gut tells me to go with 6 compacted stone under a 6 thickened slab.

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Old 03-11-2019, 11:48 PM   #2
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Re: Footing Detail Question

If you are subject to heavy frost, I strongly recommend against spending a lot of money something that won't last ten years. IMO

otherwise a 6" is fine most places thicken the edges and under any masonry chimneys, Cliche land maybe a post tension perimeter cable?

In frost land, think roof over any firebrick/masonry with mortar construction.

Maybe a "yard" shed with removable walls and awnings for the grilling season?

Plumb some gas and water if you can from the house. with frost drains of course, a yard or two of washed rock French drain under the sink will soak up few hundred gallon of bar/grill sink water & some 240 VAC service cable.


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