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Old 05-12-2013, 08:24 PM   #16
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we build them all the time, yet to have one fail yet.
Here as well, and I'm actually pouring a little 22' x 22' in the morning. I've been involved in pouring grade beam slabs well over 100' long with no problems. Regardless of where you are located, there should be some specifications for the height and width of the grade beam/thickened edge, as well as a minimum amount of re-enforcement...........

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ky is subject to frost so common sense will dictate the footer depth,,, it it were ours, we'd pour footer w/steel as recommended & leave a final height 6" above grade,,, start framing to that,,, you can always come back later & place the floor which floats on the slab,,, in the meantime you can park on the base of crushed stone or compacted ( graded aggregate base/crusher run ),,, put in a good joint pattern to prevent random cracking,,, 3 longitudinal & 3 transverse cuts should do it easily )will result in less than 8' x 8' slabs

here's an even better suggestion - find a retired conc guy & be his friend,,, then hire him to help - he sits & directs, you do the work,,, pay him enough as you're buying his knowledge & experience,,, personally, when down at the shore, i work for greens fees :-)
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ky is subject to frost so common sense will dictate the footer depth,,, it it were ours, we'd pour footer w/steel as recommended & leave a final height 6" above grade,,, start framing to that,,, you can always come back later & place the floor which floats on the slab,,, in the meantime you can park on the base of crushed stone or compacted ( graded aggregate base/crusher run ),,, put in a good joint pattern to prevent random cracking,,, 3 longitudinal & 3 transverse cuts should do it easily )will result in less than 8' x 8' slabs

here's an even better suggestion - find a retired conc guy & be his friend,,, then hire him to help - he sits & directs, you do the work,,, pay him enough as you're buying his knowledge & experience,,, personally, when down at the shore, i work for greens fees :-)
How deep would you go down in the ground, 6" up top. 8" in ground. To have a footer over 1 foot in total height.
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1' would be fine here in atl but, in ky, i have no idea,,, but, as much as we all like to see ourselves in print, i'm sure someone will respond
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1' would be fine here in atl but, in ky, i have no idea,,, but, as much as we all like to see ourselves in print, i'm sure someone will respond
1 ft in ground or total height in atl
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1' in ground
Gotcha. 18" total height.
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Originally Posted by framer52
we build them all the time, yet to have one fail yet.

Here as well, and I'm actually pouring a little 22' x 22' in the morning. I've been involved in pouring grade beam slabs well over 100' long with no problems. Regardless of where you are located, there should be some specifications for the height and width of the grade beam/thickened edge, as well as a minimum amount of re-enforcement...........


For your location,jomama's way is all that's needed,and footing along with slab done in one pour,no need to do any digging.
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we build them all the time, yet to have one fail yet.

Here as well, and I'm actually pouring a little 22' x 22' in the morning. I've been involved in pouring grade beam slabs well over 100' long with no problems. Regardless of where you are located, there should be some specifications for the height and width of the grade beam/thickened edge, as well as a minimum amount of re-enforcement...........


For your location,jomama's way is all that's needed,and footing along with slab done in one pour,no need to do any digging.
And then just build on top of the footing, correct?
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And then just build on top of the footing, correct?


You'll actually be building on top of the slab,footing is under the slab.
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You'll actually be building on top of the slab,footing is under the slab.
So no digging. Slab poured. Garage built on slab.

Should I use. J bolts - put in to cemet and bolt walls to them or drill holes in slab use epoxy and put bolts in that way.
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So no digging. Slab poured. Garage built on slab.

Should I use. J bolts - put in to cemet and bolt walls to them or drill holes in slab use epoxy and put bolts in that way.

J bolts added when slab is poured.
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J bolts added when slab is poured.
Got quoted for $1200 to pour 30x30 slab 4 inches deep. 5 inches. In corner with lift.
What's a good way to box in the area and prep for them to come pour.
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J bolts added when slab is poured.
And how many j bolts should be used or Howard every so many feet.
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Got quoted for $1200 to pour 30x30 slab 4 inches deep. 5 inches. In corner with lift.
What's a good way to box in the area and prep for them to come pour.
Sorry...but I see this shaping up for failure....not trying to rag on you....but if your asking these kinds of questions, then your way in over your head.

Now it's only fair to point out I was in the same boat about 5 years ago when I did my garage....I paid someone else to do it....and learned a lot along the way.

Like Joe said...you only get one shot at it...fixing it afterwards is not going to be cheap.

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