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birddogs 01-19-2005 01:36 AM

garage foundation/floor
This, I'm sure, will be my first of many questions, and is my first post. I plan to build a garage. I'm retired electrician/ carpenter, so do have construction experience. However I've never had much concrete experience. Where can I find info on forming/ pouring/finishing the foundation and garage floor? footers? thickness of floor? etc. The plans are for a 24ft by 24ft garage with a loft upstairs. I live in Texas 40 miles nw of Houston, if the ground type is an issue. Is this something I can attempt to do myself? Yes money is an issue, being on a fixed income. Any ideas on how much it would cost to have this done? Thanks in advance.

pipeguy 01-19-2005 09:26 PM

The hardest part of the floor will be finishing the concrete. You'll need some strong backs, rubber boots and straight 2 x 4's. Google 'concrete finishing' and see what you get. A 24 x 24 x 4" slab will take about 7 1/2 yards of concrete. Around here the ready-mix alone will cost about $700. What will you park in the garage?

birddogs 01-20-2005 06:22 AM

yes i plan on putting my van and my camping trailer in it.

jonneybbob 03-09-2005 02:17 PM

slab size 24x24 need 150 m.m thick concreat slab. put sleeper wall under conceat slab
dead centre back to front put some steel mess in. no comback on that slab.

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