What is the proper footing height and width for a 25x16x13h garage?

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Posted by: from Toronto
3/30/2015 at 8:09:29 AM

I'm using 8" durisol block for foundation. The garage is located downtown Toronto.


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Date/Time3/30/2015 at 11:08:08 AM

About 8" it say on the drawings.

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Paul from Paul's Contracting in Barrie
Date/Time3/31/2015 at 8:02:03 AM

Engineers take several factors into consideration when determining a footing's width and depth. There would be notes and hopefully a cross section detailing the footings and their related assemblies on the design / drawing. If you're at the homework stage trying only to get a feel for things prior to committing to build something, I suggest having a meeting with a BCIN designated person (Engineer, architect, technologist, etc.) who could also prepare your drawings should you move forward with the project. We've prepared footings from 8 inches to 2 feet + thick, so I wouldn't assume anything.

Hope this helps point you in the right direction.

- Paul

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