Garage slab


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Old 08-03-03, 07:30 PM
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Garage slab

I started posting here a few months ago hoping to be back on about a daily basis as my project got underway but...
I swapped out some labor with a guy (painting) in exchange for a slab for my shop but it turns out that the guy is a REAL JACK-LEG carpenter. He sent a couple of his boys to form it up while I was at work and it wasn't square with the property line etc., etc. I got that all straight and I'm just bugging the mess out of the guy making sure it gets done right (He's my Bro's Bro-in-Law who also happens to be a preacher so I have to be careful not to ruffle too many feathers...)
Anyway, It's about half formed with 2x6's with 2x4 stakes about every 3 feet. He dug the footers about 8 inches so I went out and dug them down 12 inches about halfway around as a hint. He said that the fiber reinforced stuff is as good as steel mesh but I'm gonna spring for mesh and rebar.
Any suggestions? It's gonna be an auto-shop.
I'll post some pics as soon as it's all formed.
 
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Old 08-03-03, 08:10 PM
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Do you have your building permit yet? This will give you some guidance as to what is required. If there is a permit required and it is not pulled, then there will be no inspection and you may have to remove the slab and start over.

Fiber or not, it is hard to beat rebar and mesh.

Here is some insight into building forms for concrete.


http://www.construction-resource.com...te_footing.php

HTH
 
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Old 08-05-03, 10:34 AM
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Yes, I have a permit. The guy hasn't been back for 3 days. I honestly think I can do a better job but I want him to pay for materials because that's the deal we have. The guy hasn't even heard of the 6-8-10 method of squaring stuff!
He also emphasised that HE had to meet with the inspector because HE knows the procedure, and how to deal with them yadda, yadda, yadda...
I've dealt with electrical inspectors in this area and found them nothing but helpful during my DIY projects.
 
 

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