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Posted by Moderator, Steve on January 1st, 2003 10:30 AM
In reply to making a cheap foundation for a small cabin by joe on December 31st, 2002 09:56 PM [Go to top of thread]

I lived in Joplin, Mo and currently have a cabin around Lebanon, Mo.

Mo, has very stable soils, you have solid bedrock very near the surface of the earth. Many of rural homes have used just this idea for a foundation. Finding the right rocks and the proper mixed mortar and digging down a few inches to bedrock will insure you a very stable foundation for your project.

I would do this first, dig down to bedrock, then make a square form from 2x8's, then with concrete and rebar make you a platform for the rock foundation to sit on then build up about 3 feet.

Good Luck

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