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Home addition/How to attach

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How difficult would it be to have a 24x24 outbuilding on my property moved and attached to my house? 
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January 13 2011 - Sangerville
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This question is tricky to answer, but here we go.

1. Is the 24 x 24 equal to the construction quality of the existing house.
assuming wood floor foundation are the floor joist same size. This factor alone would determine suitability for the move and attachment.

2. Here in Texas we build mostlybuild slab on grade and our frost line is shallow.
In Maine you will need to get below the frost line to control heaving and protect your foundation movement.

I would suggest a couple of bids on your project from local professional contractors. www.nari.org is a great source for contractors finish what they start. (work is slower and obtaining bids should be easier just now)

Also a very good foundation can be constructed of ICF forms.

Attachment if you move existing needs to be bolts and anchors to existing foundation and beams. This will minimize slippage. Anchors and pins/dowels will need to be drilled into existing foundation....this is a must. Don't skimp here.

Good Luck!

James Callas - Realtor®
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January 15 2011
The first thing you would have to see if the out building is in good enough condition to move. The out building MUST be placed on the same type of foundation as your house. If your house is slab on grade then that is the type of foundation you have to use.If the foundation is a concrete foundation you have to pour an identicle foundation and placed in the same depth as the existing house foundation. This would make sure the house and your addition moves as a single building.The house foundation will have to have rebars drilled into it where the new foundation will be placed.This will ensure the two foundations will be as one. Your building codes department will give you all the detailes and can give you a list of contractors in the area.Good luck with the addition.

Mike Konkoly SFR
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