Please help! (Shed) Extension without foundation.

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Posted by: from Toronto
8/30/2020 at 10:30:55 PM

hi pros. the contractor came and dug 4 piers, but due some difficulties (tree roots etc) the actual size was too small (about 1 ft lost in width). so it was meant to be 7 x 10, now 6 x 10. is it possible to add an extension (maybe using metal brackets for support) without foundations? many thanks in advance!!

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Date/Time8/31/2020 at 1:47:50 PM

I am not a framer, but I would purport to think that the piles don't actually have to be at the corners of your extension so long as they are close enough to bear the weight properly. 1' isn't much to cantilever if your beams/joists are properly constructed. I wouldn't be worried at all about this.

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Date/Time8/31/2020 at 10:56:55 PM

If you use larger beams that can handle the overhang you have no problem what so ever. I would spend the extra and use LVL beams.

Enjoy the shed.


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