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Posted by Henry in MI on October 2nd, 1999 09:02 AM
In reply to Crawl space to basement by Chris on October 1st, 1999 11:32 AM [Go to top of thread]

Hi, Chris. Personally, I would not proceed without having the plan checked by a structural engineer. I'm not sure what the lack of footings will do and I believe that your local climate and soil conditions will be a big part of the answer. The engineer will want to know how far down your walls really go also. And, if he agrees that it can be done, I would ask about having drainage put in since you had the dirt dug up anyhow.

Depending on your lot and area, I would look at a pole barn building. It might be about the same cost and a lot less work for the same square footage.

Good luck
Henry in MI

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