Footing question

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Old 11-16-17, 09:17 AM
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Footing question

I currently have a covered porch between my house and my garage, What I would like to do is add two walls to enclose it in to make it into a mud room. The floor to the porch is a poured concrete slab. The walls I will be adding would be non load bearing, they will just span between the floor and the already supported roof. Would I need to cut the slab and add a footing for these walls or would it be okay building the walls right on the slab?
 
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Old 11-16-17, 09:40 AM
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If the house, porch & garage are all attached, there may already be footings under the slab. Footings or no footings, you don't want to start construction & the building dept. stops the job for not having a permit. I would check the local codes first.
 
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Definitely check with your Building Inspections Dept. before doing anything. Load bearing or not my inspectors want to see a footer under all exterior walls. Usually that's because most exterior walls are load bearing so you're in a bit of a gray area and you don't want them to rule on the wrong side of your decision after you've finished construction.
 
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Old 11-20-17, 09:46 AM
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My local code enforcement officers finally got back to me and he says I dont need a permit to do the work.
 
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Good for you. Most places want a permit.
 
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