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Before adding new living space above an existing garage, make sure the footings can handle the load.
The work goes faster if you use a laser, install anchor straps instead of anchor bolts, and measure as little as possible.
When you can't support brick veneer on a masonry foundation, code allows you to use steel angles bolted to the framing - with strict limitations.
Masonry techniques aren't hard to learn and can be valuable on small jobs
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