How can I enlarge LVL pockets in a concrete foundation?
Hi fellows, I have a problem. I have an existing foundation that I am rebuilding my home on ( certified by an engineer) . My engineer has recreated the old house plans that were destroyed ,but here is the problem. During the first build it had 6 LVL pockets incorporated in the foundation (8.75″ Verticle, 6″ wide, 3 ” deep). The new plans call for LVL’s that are 4 plys at 1.75 ” x 14″ ) . So I need to enlarge the pockets to 14″ vertical x 7″ wide, The spans are also long with a 2 at 68 ‘ and one at 38 ‘with support columns +/- every 17 ‘. Any comments or ideas how to cut the old pockets to size or a workaround.I’m pretty good at workarounds, but at 70 getting a bit harder to do them.