Jul 07, 2007 2:42 pm
I think stumps would be best for us as the blocks of land we are looking at have slight slopes plus I want all the plumbing etc to be accessible.
If I choose to use stumps for my house where can I find info on what needs to be prepared? This includes preparing the land and also any permits or professionals required. Has anybody here got any experiences they can share about preparing stumps as well as costs?
Re: Owner builder preparing for stumps2
Jul 08, 2007 10:16 pm
I would recommend using a steel sub floor system if going for stumps. If not only for the termite benefit, also the systems that are now available are far superior than timber or concrete stumps.
You shall still need an engineer to comp up the strip and pad footings for you, they should be able to design something suitable if you provide them with a copy of your soil test, plans and sub floor layout.
All the best.
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