raising a garage floor
How can I raise a garage floor, level with the rest of the house.
Is there any website I can go to, with illustrations or images so I can see.I am new to this, but I know I can do this project, and so If I can see it then I have a better ideal.The garage is a normal garage, it goes to a "shureview" house that the model.It is for a house I have down toms river, nj.I want to converted to a room, but I was thinking of rasing it to meet the rest of the house.How much wood etc,...do I need.thanks-louie
How you do it and what you need will depend on what you have.
How much lower than finished level of the house?
Is the slab l, flat and level or does it slope to the door for drainage or toward a floor drain?
You should also consider insulation and a vapor barrier.
You'll probably have to Raise the garage 1st, to raise the floor/ slab under it.....
The house sits on a slab.I still need to know how to raise it "the garage floor" .And Iwas wondering if there is a website I can go to.-Louie
There's Lots of Ways....
You have to set atleast Some parimeters,...
How High are we talking,..?? What does it have to match too,..??
With even a few of those answered,...
We could give you an Idea of what to Google for....
The frame part could be done two ways. Since the garage floor slopes to the front, you need to compensate for the slope to get the floor level. You could use all the same dimension framing lumber and shim the low side to the level plane and add support under the various gaps. The other way would be to scribe the framing material to the slope and cut the slope directly onto the lumber. This would need fewer shims.
As mentioned before, you would apply a vapor barrier over the slab and put the framing over the top. Then you would insulate between the frame and sheath the top.
If you wanted to put radiant floor heating, the scenario would be different.
The post would need to be more specific to be helpful.
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