We’ve been working on an exciting project with clients who desire an accessory apartment for their in-laws. Recently we wrote about our plans and the subsequent demolition as we prepared for the construction phase.
We knew when we estimated the project that the foundation under the existing garage wouldn’t be sufficient and budgeted the project accordingly. In fact, the original garage had been insufficiently supported by two feet of concrete.
The first step was to dig down, past the original 2’ foundation, another 2’. We then built a form and filled it with concrete. The result is a new 4’ foundation. In addition to all four corners of the structure, we added two more concrete footings for additional support beams.
We brought in Steve Siegal, of Siegel Associates, a trusted structural engineer, to provide his expertise along the way. Now that this stage is complete and we’ve ensured the proper support for the new building, we’re ready to get started with framing!
Stay tuned for our next blog!