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Old Posted Nov 5, 2006, 4:22 AM
DJAProperties DJAProperties is offline
Cant? What do you mean?
 
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Thank you Plinko, having studied a bit of engineering myself (mechanical though), I get what you are saying. It still seems possible to me to build on top of it though, if it is not the top floor supporting the load. What I mean is, wouldn't it be possible to enlarge some of the pillars in and around the garage using those as a pier or pylon type foundation? Basically the garage would be supporting nothing, but the pillars going through it would, and above the top floor of the current garage, there would be new beams with the proper load rating. I don't know, I have never built anything even close to that size, and even the houses I have have been designed and engineered by someone other than me, so it is all just a guess on my part.
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