Yeah those precast piers are 5’, the make a 4’ option too. My brother installed the 4’ ones at his house nearby and they lifted one winter; so I went with the 5’ ones and crushed stone to be safe. A lot of the cost and aggravation of the site work around here seems to be directly connected to the cold winters and wet summers.Love seeing how people have to build in different parts of the country and the world. Never seen pre-cast deck footings like those, understand the reason just never thought about pre-cast footings like that.
Here our "frost line" is 1' which is laughable as it never freezes for more than an inch or 2 and only for a few days. A 2x2 footing 18" thick is all that is needed. I'm going to run the house footings continuous around the covered porch outline, pour 2x2 pads 1' thick on top of that and set the 4" steel columns the pads.
Kicking back and forth between a steel frame with metal pan and concrete deck or PT SYP wood deck. We have enough I-beams from salvage jobs for the frame.
Not sure if that protection board over asphalt is something new, well that might be a relative term as my house was built in 1978.Curious question you may have covered but I missed - No protection board over the asphalt waterproofing on the foundation walls? Here we use a foam or fiber board or plastic sheets like real estate signs are made from in order to protect the asphalt from damage during backfill.
Not sure if that protection board over asphalt is something new, well that might be a relative term as my house was built in 1978.
Thank you for the compliment! That means a lot! When I was younger I was planning on going into home building full time but then I saw how every one of my bosses had numerous joint and back problems by 45-50. So I opted not to make a career out of construction. I do miss it though and I have to find projects to keep me busy. My first house I bought as a foreclosure and flipped, the second one was a complete top to bottom remodel and now this one should keep me busy for a few more years lol!Looking good!
Work smarter not harder. Your 311 is paying off in spades.
Nice clean and tight job site with the tools to build the job. Have you considered becoming a custom home builder?