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So I have a customer that wants a carport framed off the side of their house. The neighborhood is pure beach sand with zero rocks. My question is, if I pour sonic tubes 42”-48” deep to put the 6x6 posts on will the weight of the framing adventurually settle in the sand from over time?
 

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Sounds like a question for the building department. What has been required for others will also apply to your customer.
 

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Our sand is packed and doesn't sink.. It is beach sand. We run into some coral. We use a footing 6" under grade and build.
 

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I know in my area, if soil is questionable at all, and even sometimes when it isn't, :rolleyes: the Building Dept will require a soils report.

If I was unsure at all, I'd just get one for myself, even if the BD didn't ask for it.

Last one I got was like 800 bucks I think. I dug the pits. (y)
 
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