Need help choosing the best concrete slab for garage

Old 08-31-11, 06:46 AM
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Need help choosing the best concrete slab for garage

Im currently building a new 28 x 32 garage. I have been looking for someone to pour a concrete slab for the garage floor. So far two contractors stand out, however they have very different proposals. One contractor proposed a 4 thick slab with rerod drilled into the foundation walls every 18 to form a grid on the entire floor (no remesh), the other contractor proposed a 5 thick slab using fiber mesh cement only (fiberglass reinforced cement) with no rerod or remesh. The second contractors proposal is about $650 less. I should also mention that I have a 6,000lb forklift I will be using in this garage.

I have no idea what proposal to go with. Suggestions please!
Old 08-31-11, 07:05 AM
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Not a concrete pro so this is just my opinion. I would go with the thicker slab with the fiber mesh. I have used that in some of my projects and it works well. I think the thicker slab would be better for the forklift.

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