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Old 05-02-10, 08:22 AM
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I am a PM for a construction company so i know what is built right and what is wrong. I am interested in adding an addition to my house. I already have an approved plan from an architect and an approval from the local building dept.

Since i manage this stuff in real life (but in another state) i want to be the contractor. i have the necessary insurance and the license.

My question is the new foundation work. As the acting GC can i do this work myself or is a foundation concrete sub needed? Is there slump testing required for such a small job. Does the re-bar need to be inspected? I realize that when you hire a concrete sub, they take care of all this but this is less than 10 cy of concrete in two pours.

any info would be great.

Old 05-02-10, 10:29 AM
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Depends on where you are located. USA doesn't tell us much. I'd check with the permit department to see if they have a problem with you doing it. Usually they won't. You will need to have the rebar cage inspected prior to the pour. In addition it is your house, and you will have more lattitude in who you hire than a regular commercial contractor would.
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No problem doing it yourself no matter where in the US you are. There will almost certainly be permits and inspections though.
Old 05-02-10, 07:24 PM
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Your house, you can pretty do any and all the work on it you want AFAIK. Not sure how experienced you are with foundation work but you may want to look at ICF's. They seem pretty slick.

I doubt you will need a slump test.
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as you probably know, subbing work doesn't negate gc's responsibility for permits/inspections,,, most likely fnd sub would set forms/rebar for this size job.

have never seen slump tests on res work.

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