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All excellent questions. That's why I sound...

All excellent questions. That's why I sound confused. It is feasible to support a structural slab on a steel angle (I've seen it done), but there's a lot of engineering required: capacity of the...
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I get the impression that when you talk about a...

I get the impression that when you talk about a “structural slab”, you don’t really mean a true structural slab. A structural slab is one that is supported on two or more side and requires nothing...
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Remember that the difference between a 8" thick...

Remember that the difference between a 8" thick poured concrete foundation wall that was originally planned and a grade beam is just a (very) little extra reinforcing. If I am remembering correctly,...
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Man, you just can't catch a break, can you?! ...

Man, you just can't catch a break, can you?!

Generally, you don't want to try to tie new construction into existing unless you have a very detailed structural analysis. What happens many times is...
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