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Old 05-12-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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Pouring garage footers.


What All is needed to pour garage footer.

For a 30x30 garage.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:35 AM   #2
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we need more info than that. but, round here, the footing and slab are 1 piece.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:38 AM   #3
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Okay. I'm doing the slab at a later time.

I'd like to get the foundation built so I can go ahead and put up the walls and roof.
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oh. 30x30 is a nice size.
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Would like 40x40. But decided to go with 36x36. Then realized finically better if I went with 30x30.

So 30x30 should so what I need lol.
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Okay. I'm doing the slab at a later time.
yeah. i am sure there are ways to do that in an ok way. but my MIL's garage was done that way. it is a freaking mess. the foundation settled 3 different ways. and the slab settled 3 different other way.
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To even make some guesses your going to have to go back and add your location to your profile. Just go to quick links to edit.

Need to call your local utilty locating service before any digging.
This is going to need a permit.

This is one job that I would hire out. Done wrong and there's no going back, the rest of the building will suffer.
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I'm in Kentucky.


I have had all lines marked already. I do not need a permit. Due to being out of city limits.

So it's a green light to go.
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footing size is based upon the load it must support and the soil bearing capacity. is this a one story garage or will there be a second floor?
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footing size is based upon the load it must support and the soil bearing capacity. is this a one story garage or will there be a second floor?
It will be a one story. Detached.
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I would pour a floating slab for the foundation for this.

You don't need footers if you build it this way.
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I would pour a floating slab for the foundation for this.

You don't need footers if you build it this way.
So 30x30 garage.
Detached with one story.

On a floating slab.

Sounds a lot easier and sounds like it will save money.
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Where not even allowed to build anything but a stem wall foundation for a garage around here.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...electedIndex=1
It needs two rows of rebar, has to be below the frost line, 2' wide and 8" thick.

It needs to be at least 6" higher then the finished grade.
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we build them all the time, yet to have one fail yet.
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In the long run, pouring the slab and footing at the same time is easier and cheaper

Click on the garage link in my signature for an example.

One thing frequently over looked when you do the slab later is how muddy it is. The space for you slab end up being a mud hole.
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