Hello there! I am getting ready to build a 10×12 ft kitchen extension on my home. Above it will be a second story bedroom. My architect is telling me I have to use a trenched footing. The hole house is slab on grade, no crawlspace, no basement. Why cant I just dig down to below the frost line with an 8″ wide footing and flare out the bottom. This way I can pour the slab monolithically. Wouldnt this accomplish the same thing? To do it his way I will need to excavate more than I want to, and there is very limited space. There are also concerns I have for not wanting a back hoe in there (tearing up my entire lawn, breaking the sewer line etc.) What do you think? How do you pour the slab if you have to set up forms etc?
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