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Old 08-12-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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I was just wanting to know if I had a 12' 22x21 basement dug out with cement flooring and walls can they still put a garage floor on top of that?? Plan on making the top level basically a shop/garage with the basement being a man cave/storm shelter. Sorry probably a stupid question but didn't know for sure. Also anyone got an idea on the price I live in Kansas country house.


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Yes, you can do this. You can have a concrete floor on top.

This can be either formed up and poured, pre-formed panels can be set in place and then poured atop, or you can have a reinforced styrofoam system put in and poured on, with re-rod added.

The third option is probably your best choice, because there will be no condensation.

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Yes, you can do this. You can have a concrete floor on top.

This can be either formed up and poured, pre-formed panels can be set in place and then poured atop, or you can have a reinforced styrofoam system put in and poured on, with re-rod added.

The third option is probably your best choice, because there will be no condensation.
Any clue on price to have a company do it??
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For some reason, the figure of $12/square foot for the ICF system sticks in my head.

So you're looking at $7,000 for a 24x24 garage, plus the cost of the footings and walls, plus excavation.

Lots of attached basements are built where the floor has to be filled with sand, rock, etc. So the question is, is it worth it to pay more for the floor and save a bit on fill, and have the space below?

With the 24x24 example, you can get 576 square feet of basement for $7,000, or $12/square foot, plus the additional cost of the full height basement walls, more excavation, etc.

This isn't finished space yet by any means, but you can't get much for $12/square foot.

The other consideration is the displacement of earth. If you can use the fill somewhere, you are creating it by digging a hole.
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We just framed a new home that had a garage like this. It had steel beams about 3' apart, with steel sheeting welded on top of that. probably 5 grand in steel for a two car garage, plus the cost of the welding.
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Just from the quotes I have recieved for my area to do the top garage floor is around $1,800. Is the dug out basement and concrete that much more??
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