Grade Beam Foundation: Standard Dimensio
Is a grade beam foundation for a single story dwellling something that can be built of off standard code specified dimensions?
For example; 24″w x 12″t, with (4), #4 rebars; on top of piers every 8′ (or something like that)
Or is it something that needs to be engineered for each case as they arise? The structure is in Wisconsin which has its own Uniform Dwelling Code, but I would like to hear from builders in other juridictions too.
Also, methods of protecting the beam from frost heave between the piers? — Matt
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