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Old 05-13-2013, 04:31 PM   #31
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I can build structures all day long to a certain size. But have never built anything they required being bolted to the ground. Exc.

I don't have $10-20 grand for someone to build a garage. Once I get the foundation done. I won't ask another question.

I'll be happy if it last 5 years for me. If I fail. At least I can say I tried and learn from my mistakes.

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I haven't read every post so I may have missed this ...... if you build your wooden walls at grade level you will probably have issues with rot. we typically have them at least 8" above the ground
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I haven't read every post so I may have missed this ...... if you build your wooden walls at grade level you will probably have issues with rot. we typically have them at least 8" above the ground
I am planning on being 4-6" above ground and slooping the yard for water to run away from slab.
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There's a code for spacing of the j bolts,you'll have to ask your local building department


6 inches above grade is better.
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I live way out of city limits. So I'll have to see if I can track somebody down to answer that then.
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I live way out of city limits. So I'll have to see if I can track somebody down to answer that then.

If i were to guess i'd say 5/6 feet apart you'd be okay,just don't position them on the ends,at least 3/4 feet in
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Okay thanks for all the answers. I believe I should be able to knock this out fairly easy.

Although I'm debating if I should add a little crub or something. To give it a little base type deal.
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What All is needed to pour garage footer.

For a 30x30 garage.
Just a question not directed at just you but most people from the east coast and south east. Why do you call footings footers? it just sounds weird.
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Just a question not directed at just you but most people from the east coast and south east. Why do you call footings footers? it just sounds weird.
I'm not from this area. So I couldn't answer that lol. I just say it how the concrete guys say it here.
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Just a question not directed at just you but most people from the east coast and south east. Why do you call footings footers? it just sounds weird.
indeed. my dad was in concrete. when i was a kid, i carried TONS of forms, and i pounded LOTS of stakes. and i helped pour LOTS on concrete.

"footings" is what we called em.
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indeed. my dad was in concrete. when i was a kid, i carried TONS of forms, and i pounded LOTS of stakes. and i helped pour LOTS on concrete.

"footings" is what we called em.
With that being said.

I dug about 6 ft deep in the area I'm building.

Pouring concrete in about a week. What should I use / do to prep ground before they come. Since its not 100% settled in. The guy mentioned something about 6610
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That's a reference to wire mesh re-enforcement, 6 x 6 x 10 gauge...........
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Gotcha. any suggestions on the soil where it's been freshly dug in to or will the wire mesh be good.
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With that being said.

I dug about 6 ft deep in the area I'm building.

Pouring concrete in about a week. What should I use / do to prep ground before they come. Since its not 100% settled in. The guy mentioned something about 6610
Well lets see in the footings place a double run of #4 rebar in on the slab part crushed rock and over that a 6Mil min visqueen moisture barrier then your 6610 on that. your good to go.
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Well lets see in the footings place a double run of #4 rebar in on the slab part crushed rock and over that a 6Mil min visqueen moisture barrier then your 6610 on that. your good to go.
All this underneath slab area and ill be good to go.

Thanks.

What size boards should be used to box area in.

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