Results 1 to 2 of 2
Thread: Foundation Question For Builders
03-10-2011, 04:28 PM #1
Foundation Question For Builders
OK I will try not to be too blog-like here, but here goes: The wife and I live in a yurt, no water or electricity. We built it to have a place to live in the Adirondacks in the Summertime. Winters are spent In Alta. We are trying to figure out how to have year round water, a place to cook and have hot showers, in case we end up in the 'Dacks for the winter. So since we built the yurt over a foot off the ground and it's 30' in diameter, we've been talked out of plumbing the yurt directly, it would be too hard to adequately insulate to avoid pipes freezing.
My solution is to build an out-building, insulate the heck out of it and run water to it, via the well we have not dug yet. So after all that background, here's what I would like to do: I already have an Amish-built barn, 12'x24' long sitting on a 6" deep bed of crusher run. Would it be possible to build an addition to the barn, but pour a slab foundation for the addition, even if the barn itself is on a bed of stone? Is that stupid? The addition would be approx. 12'x12', off one of the side walls, perpendicular to the roof line, which is a gambrel roof. I'd want to match the roof line as well. Thoughts? Thanks!You ask me why I make my home in the mountain forest, and I smile, and am silent, even my soul remains quiet: it lives in the other world which no one owns. The peach trees blossom. The water flows.
03-10-2011, 04:47 PM #2
You would probably want to create some type of flexible construction joint between the two buildings allowing for up and down settlement. Bolted connection with vert. slots allowing up and down movement accounting for frost heave and or general settlement differential between slab and crush&run."You damn colonials and your herds of tax write off dressage ponies". PNWBrit