Old 05-16-02, 06:57 AM
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Hey everyone....need a little help here.

I will be building a new home and I know this sounds like a dumb questions, but I need to know and don't know.

Anyways, I will be having to do a step foundation as the front of the basement will be fully exposed (having a walk out).

What is the normal size of a foundation?

Since I am doing a step foundation, should I be putting styofoam insulation from the foundation out two feet to prevent the frost from getting under the foundation?

If so, how far down should I be putting the insulation?

How far around the corners should I go with the insulation?

Is this insulation really needed?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 05-18-02, 04:25 PM
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Size and types of foundations must meet local building codes. You need to check in with your local authorities regarding codes, permits, and inspections before beginning your project.

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