Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Concrete, Stone & Masonry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-14-2013, 10:49 AM   #46
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 6,755
Share |
Default

Pouring garage footers.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Itscody View Post
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.
5 Years? Even at $3K for the foundation.....that is a lot of money to only expect 5 years from it.

Add another $1000 and you can go from expecting 5 years of service to 50+ years.

This whole thing is just blowing me away. I just can't understand why you would go through this much work to do a marginal job at best when the effort to take it to a higher level is not that much.

If I were to do my garage foundation again....I think my cost would have been around $5k total....I got hosed by the contractor.

For reference, I did my own house foundation....Hired out the labor to the guy who did the actual labor on my garage...my total cost on the addition foundation was around $7k....and of that, about $1000 was just in hold downs, anchor bolts and rebar.....and a lot more complicated than what your doing.

__________________
"The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately."

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ddawg16 For This Useful Post:
GBrackins (05-14-2013)
Old 05-14-2013, 11:10 AM   #47
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ky. Oh. Wv.
Posts: 35
Default

Pouring garage footers.


I mean I will expect more then 5 years. Eapeit for the next owner of the house when I sell in 4 years.

Concrete is only thing I'm lacking knowledge on. But would like to learn more about.

I can honestly say the garage it's self wont fail even if the foundation does. Although.

I have a buddy that is in construction. Helping me with the project. But I'd prefer to come here and learn more. Since I get Lot faster answers here then I do from him.
Itscody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2013, 11:29 AM   #48
Member
 
GBrackins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Posts: 2,798
Default

Pouring garage footers.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Itscody View Post
I can honestly say the garage it's self wont fail even if the foundation does.
SERIOUSLY????
__________________
Gary

"You get what you pay for, and sometimes free costs more!"
GBrackins is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2013, 11:36 AM   #49
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ky. Oh. Wv.
Posts: 35
Default

Pouring garage footers.


Quote:
Originally Posted by GBrackins

SERIOUSLY????
Good laugh. =]
Itscody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #50
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pacific North west
Posts: 1,169
Default

Pouring garage footers.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Itscody View Post
All this underneath slab area and ill be good to go.

Thanks.

What size boards should be used to box area in.
Why not make is real easy and do the footings with say a 6" stem wall for the foundation of the walls. then you have the form for the slab in place. back fill after that with crushed rock use a vibration compactor, place the moisture barrier over that. your wire mesh on top of that, when you pour the mud, us the cement rake with the hook and pull the mesh up it to the mud. Scree it bull float it then fresno it and call it good. if you get bleed water use a garden hose and pull it off that way.

Nailbags is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weatherproofing garage help Perfik Building & Construction 2 10-17-2012 03:30 PM
Garage Roof Support & 2nd Floor Addition Info? olimits7 Building & Construction 3 10-15-2012 06:42 PM
Junction box feeding power to garage from house gmbojanowski23 Electrical 4 10-02-2012 10:20 AM
Subfeed to New House from Existing Garage??? scuba.man Electrical 2 06-21-2012 07:54 AM
Garage and breezeway footers Npc5629 Building & Construction 2 07-27-2011 11:32 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.