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Old 04-15-09, 04:22 AM
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I'm planning on building a storage building.I live in Mid-SC.Not sure yet what the size is going to be,but I'd like maybe a 20'x32'.What's the problem with buiding it on blocks?I mean,that's houses were done and they're still standing.IF I can't do that and go with some cement columns(poured),what would the spacing need to be on those?Thanks again
 
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Old 04-15-09, 06:23 AM
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there's no problem with block walls. there's an entire industry built on block walls.

it's been shown that properly placed and reinforced solid-grouted block and cast-in-place concrete walls are the only two residential structures able to withstand f-5 tornadoes.
 
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Old 04-15-09, 01:40 PM
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Thanks,but I was actually talking about putting a wood floor in it.So what I was needing to know was that if I were to pour 16"x16" "columns" or piers what would the spacing need to be for that size of building?
 
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Old 04-15-09, 05:12 PM
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i'm not an engineer. let me just get that out of the way.

my feeling, though, is that 16"x16" block columns aren't sufficient to bear the shear weight of an entire wood structure.

then again, masonry is as strong as wood.

so why wouldn't you just build a wood structure? it's cheaper.
 
 

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