Forum Title: Elevated Slab (porch) Foundation - Demo, Or Incorporate In New Addition?
About 15 years ago, the HO converted a covered porch into a small TV room. The porch has a 6 inch thick slab foundation resting on concrete block. It's 145 square feet, and the floor is 3 inches below the level of the main house floors. Now they want a much larger room, but want the floors to be the same level as the rest of the house. So, I can either rent a big concrete saw and attack the slab with jack hammers & prybars, or try to incorporate it into the new foundation plan. Problems I foresee:Demo-ing that slab will be a bitch & runs the risk of damaging the adjacent basement walls, ~or~ Fiddle - [ing] with trying to match the target level of the floor with ripped 2x's resting on the slab will drive me nuts. Since I'm sure someone here has tackled this before: what do you recommend / do in this situation? Any problems I'm not foreseeing?
Category: General Contractor Post By: CLARENCE RUSSELL (Baltimore, MD), 02/05/2018
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