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Old 04-17-2011, 10:16 PM   #1
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Carport to Garage conv Slab question


So, I'm looking to convert my carport to a garage. I'm pretty lucky in that the roof over it is a continuation of my houses roof and is tied in properly. It's basically a garage w/o sides. It has two 4x8's supporting the roof on the front and back of the open side with simpson ties to the concrete.

My question is: Do I need to pour a concrete raised perimeter to lay my bottom plate on? If so, what are my options there, since the slab is already layed flat. Should I/can I not bother with a raised perimeter and just lay treated wood down on the slab? I'm concerned about water runoff if I do that. However, I do plan on installing a channel gully around the garage once I'm done, so water shouldn't be a concern. I do like the idea of the raised perimeter more though. If I do that, can I drill holes through the concrete for rod iron and make my form on top? Or do I have to cut the concrete out and put a footer, etc.

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Old 04-18-2011, 09:16 AM   #2
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So, I'm looking to convert my carport to a garage. I'm pretty lucky in that the roof over it is a continuation of my houses roof and is tied in properly. It's basically a garage w/o sides. It has two 4x8's supporting the roof on the front and back of the open side with simpson ties to the concrete.

My question is: Do I need to pour a concrete raised perimeter to lay my bottom plate on? If so, what are my options there, since the slab is already layed flat. Should I/can I not bother with a raised perimeter and just lay treated wood down on the slab? I'm concerned about water runoff if I do that. However, I do plan on installing a channel gully around the garage once I'm done, so water shouldn't be a concern. I do like the idea of the raised perimeter more though. If I do that, can I drill holes through the concrete for rod iron and make my form on top? Or do I have to cut the concrete out and put a footer, etc.

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I'd find out if the concrete slab has the proper footing around the perimeter as opposed to just footings under the support poles.
What are, "two 4x8's supporting the roof on the front and back of the open side..."? Are these 4 feet by 8 feet? What are they made of?
Post some photos of the structure and the ground around it.
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