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RE: New Masonry on Existing Slabs on Grade

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I would sawcut the slab and pour a new footing with the top flush with the
floor unless the wall is non-load bearing and light enough to be supported
directly on the floor.

Jim K.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Zachary Goswick [SMTP:ZachG(--nospam--at)]
Sent:	Wednesday, February 20, 2002 2:35 PM
To:	'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject:	New Masonry on Existing Slabs on Grade

I was wondering how other people handle placing new masonry bearing walls
top of existing slabs on grade?  Is the slab cut out and a footing placed,
or does the masonry rest directly on the slab, or something else?  What are
pros and cons for the details that are used?

Zachary Goswick

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