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Old 12-29-03, 07:12 PM
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ok i need help plz

Hi all

first post,

ok heres my problem , i recently hired some friends to build my garage
and it was built on a old concrete pad.

now the garage isnt square, and the walls on one side is a little off when i put my level on it,

they put the roof sheeting on in pieces to compensate for the garage being off.

i was wondering what will happen when 2yrs down the road the garage settles.
or will my gagrage start to lean or will it be ok ...

thanks .... rob
 
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Old 12-29-03, 07:22 PM
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If (when) any (or all) of those things happen, you'll be able to spend all the money you saved by having amatuers do your garage.
 
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Old 12-29-03, 11:44 PM
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It will also be easy to take down to build it right.
 
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Old 12-30-03, 06:48 AM
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It sure will. Some of the demolition may be free.
 
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Old 12-30-03, 08:26 AM
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rob - how far is a "little off" ???

can you see it when you look at it, or just with your level?

Are we talking 1/2" or 10" ???

Roof sheathing is always in "pieces" as it comes in 4 x 8
sheets. What did they do differently?

I'm going to guess that the concrete pad has already settled.
It probably won't sink more, because it's old and sunk already


a scary fact is that most buildings are not square or level, even
brand new ones.

And, and, remember, if the pad sinks, this IS NOT your friend's
fault -they didn't build the pad. If you wanted a solid foundation
that you knew exactly how much load it would take, you would
have demolished the old pad, had an engineer take a soils test,
and then gotten an engineer to design the new foundation !!!

I wouldn't worry about this unless it does begin to settle. Then
I would jack up the sinking part and shim it. but that's just me.
 
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Old 12-31-03, 08:08 PM
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thanks for the info trance
1-3/4 " you cant see it

i used a lvl otherwise i wouldnt of noticed it .
 
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Old 12-31-03, 08:29 PM
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Robvlob:
One of the easiest ways to check for square is measuring corner to corner diagonally. Check the measurement both ways - if your structure is square both measurements will be the same. Let me know what the difference is.

Good Luck!

Bruce
 
 

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