structure support for basemet


Old 12-14-04, 03:58 PM
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Question structure support for basemet

i would like to dig out a basement approx.15'X20.NEED info on supporting house
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Old 12-16-04, 06:51 PM
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Can't Be Done

You cannot do this at all without getting permission from your local building code office to oversee that this is safe and will not cause your house to collapse and kill you.

I'm not kidding.

You need to have you house inspected by a structural and perhaps even a soils engineer before doing anything and your existing structure and soil conditions may not allow for any alterations to be done to your home.

People have died while digging out their basements only to have foundation walls or their home come crashing down on them.

This is NOT a DIY project, and you should not even attempt it without professional engineering supervision.
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