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brokeasscajun 02-23-2013 11:39 PM

cheapest floor possible?
 
looking for some input on how to make cheapest garage floor possible. it needs to be a hard and flat surface to support a vehicle and easily roll my creeper. that fancy concrete is too expensive. dirt too soft. thought about putting moisture barrier over a well compacted clay/pea gravel base then placing plywood over that. but wouild still be astronomically costly for a broke coonass. any suggestions?

ddawg16 02-23-2013 11:47 PM

If you can't afford concrete.....then you can't afford anything else that will meet your stated requirements.....you would be better off in the yard.....or go down to your local Wallmart and use the parking lot like everyone else does.

gregzoll 02-24-2013 12:04 AM

Go look at the German House Rebuild thread over in the Project Showcase. ShumakerScott used crushed stone under a vapor barrier, then laid OSB over the top of it to create the floor.

Fix'n it 02-24-2013 10:16 AM

perhaps you could find a bunch of used paver blocks on craigslist.

Fix'n it 02-24-2013 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 1123731)
perhaps you could find a bunch of used paver blocks on craigslist.

i just checked my area. that are a bunch of listings.

sam floor 02-24-2013 10:25 AM

A mechanic's creeper won't roll very well on paver blocks.

Hardway 02-24-2013 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 1123473)
If you can't afford concrete.....then you can't afford anything else that will meet your stated requirements.....you would be better off in the yard.....or go down to your local Wallmart and use the parking lot like everyone else does.

"you would be better off in the yard."
Working on vehicles 35 years in the yard, no garage. I have a 4'x4' plate of steel for the floor jack and two 1" plywood squares for jack stands. :thumbup:

Fix'n it 02-24-2013 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by sam floor (Post 1123745)
A mechanic's creeper won't roll very well on paver blocks.

no, it won't. but he did ask for "cheap". he could grout smooth the pavers.

harrymontana 03-11-2013 11:28 AM

here poor people go to the riverside and extract stones and use that for their houses. I think this is your cheapest option

cleveman 03-11-2013 09:58 PM

cash in that creeper for a piece of cardboard like I use.

mech_gui 03-11-2013 10:15 PM

pour a slab just where you need it with sak-crete from home store.

form up a square drop in some chicken wire and start mixin':jester:


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