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Placing column footing next to existing wall--foundation

Placing column footing next to existing wall--foundation

Placing column footing next to existing wall--foundation

I have an existing wall with concrete footer/foundation at 30" deep. I need to place a column supporting a girder truss adjacent to the existing foundation, the problem is that I need to get the column as close to the wall (6"-12") as possible. The existing footer is 24" wide with 8" block in the center. The column footing requires a 30" width. I looked at an eccentric condition and the placement of the column on the end of the new footing but I'm concerned the loading will impinge on the existing footing. I also looked at step pouring the new foundation over a portion of the existing to obtain the 6"-12" distance........
Anyone have experience or suggestions with this?

RE: Placing column footing next to existing wall--foundation

Underpin the new footing under the existing strip footing as needed.

Mike McCann
MMC Engineering

RE: Placing column footing next to existing wall--foundation

Thank you for such a quick response!!
That will work nicely......

RE: Placing column footing next to existing wall--foundation

Make sure there are no lateral loads on the wall from the vertical load.


RE: Placing column footing next to existing wall--foundation

What MSquared said unless the loads are relatively small.

RE: Placing column footing next to existing wall--foundation

If you've got a contractor on board, I'd recommend consulting them. A colleague specified a solution like Mike's a couple of weeks ago and our contractor objected to it pretty strongly. We ended up going with an eccentric pad footing with a strap beam over it tied down at the far end with a screw pile. Of course, screw piles are ridiculously cheap in my are due to the character of our soils and the quantity of industrial work that happens here.

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RE: Placing column footing next to existing wall--foundation

Thanks for all the great replies!!
I am proceeding with underpinning the existing wall (light loads--non-bearing walls above it) placing the column footing below and underpinning a portion of the existing footing. This gets me the minimum offset of the column, with minimal impact to the existing wall/footing.
I do have the contractor on board, and he agrees that this was the most economical and quickest solution compared with the other alternatives presented............

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