|Forum topic by WestTX1||posted 09-14-2016 01:27 PM||213 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
09-14-2016 01:27 PM
Not exactly woodworking, but I’m adding about 20’ in length to a 28’x16’ portable building that sits on two skids. It’s level as far as portable buildings go but it do flex a little after heavy rains, droughts, etc. Now, this building has been sitting there since 2006.
My question is; when I add on should I make the new addition on skids as well so it will shift with the older unit? If I plant beams down to the frostline (2 feet out here) with concrete, it won’t allow the addition to flex with the older building.
Now I say “flexing” but what I mean is a door may be harder to open after a big rain. I can’t imagine that the old building is moving up or down more than half an inch. I just don’t want any joints to crack too much.
I hope this makes sense but thanks in advance for your help.
Brand new member. Woodworking for 36 years.