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Cobb 12-01-2008 05:28 PM

Concrete slab on sloped ground
 
I want to build a storage/work building with a concrete floor. The building will be 10X20 and I have built such buildings before but always on a skid system with wooden floors.

The problem is that the ground where I want to build this building slopes. The slope on the 10ft section will be somewhere on the order of 6 to 8 inches over the 10 foot span. Question, would it be easier to just pour the slab and have it 8-10 inches thick in the back or do I need to build up the ground with a retaining wall type system then pour the slab?

I donít know much about concrete other than it goes at the ends of fence posts and deck footings and any help would be appreciated.

Thanks all,
Cobb

chad4290 12-01-2008 11:08 PM

definitely build it up. compact the hell out of it,form.


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