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Old 02-23-2013, 11:39 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 02-23-2013, 11:47 PM   #2
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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.

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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.
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perhaps you could find a bunch of used paver blocks on craigslist.
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perhaps you could find a bunch of used paver blocks on craigslist.
i just checked my area. that are a bunch of listings.
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A mechanic's creeper won't roll very well on paver blocks.
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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.
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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.
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here poor people go to the riverside and extract stones and use that for their houses. I think this is your cheapest option
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cash in that creeper for a piece of cardboard like I use.
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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'

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