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Posted by LJ in TX on February 10th, 2003 10:00 PM
In reply to Adding onto a house...... up or out...... by krissi on February 10th, 2003 05:14 PM [Go to top of thread]

assess the feasibility of building up. he should be licensed and certified to be a good judge of whether the existing framing and slab is strong enough to carry a second floor. He may even hire the services of a structural engineer to help in making this determination. once he concludes one way or another ,,he can then work with you to draft up a set of drawings/plans for your new addition. cost for his efforts will vary by state, etc. cost to add a second story will be anywhere from 50,000 to over 100,000 dollars. I would suggest you get several good estimates for the work. good luck. LJ

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