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  1. General Discussion
    Hi everyone. I'm building a small addition in Los Angeles, and I've got a new engineer doing a structural observation report prior to pouring stemwalls and he's telling me I can't do a slab between stem walls, and that the slab must be on top of the stem walls or be a monolithic pour of slab and...
  2. General Discussion
    Have one room that was added on years ago which is 3 steps higher than the rest of the house. Opened up the subfloor and there is room to lower the floor in order to make it level with rest of the house but by Code can I do it? The Footing for the "Added" room is slightly lower than existing...
  3. Carpentry
    Typical detached garage slabs are poured with 2-4" of slope in my area. Some have curbs, most don't. I've seen a lot of framing methods addressing the slope (I have my preferred approach) and was curious what you all do. Method I use: I've found the most accurate and time- (re: cost-)...
  4. Architecture & Design
    I am building an auto body shop 60x80 and need to bring the pad up about 3'. I am planning on bringing in all the fill and compacting and wondered what everyones thoughts were on the cheapest/best foundation. It obviously will have a concrete slab and it steps down 2' at 25' in. I am more...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I am trying to locate Robert Lee Smith from the Virginia Beach VA. area. He worked in foundation repair drove a Harley. He was a licensed contractor and also a musician. His nick name was Kokomo Bob. Great guy. Any help finding him would be nice.:whistling
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