Garage Conversion


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Old 09-01-06, 09:30 PM
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Question Garage Conversion

I'm converting a large portion of my garage into a bedroom.
My biggest concern is what to do with the concrete floor.
It has quite a slope towards the front of the house and also has a small hump in it.
I'm thinking of going with carpet. Would I need to build a wood sub-floor,as I've read that concrete will "sweat" and damage carpet.
A sub-floor would also fix the slope and hump problems.
Any advice?

PS.I dunno if this is in the right forum or not.
 

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Old 09-02-06, 11:44 AM
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There are other considerations as well. You are changing a utility space into a living space. You need to look into things like upgraded electrical service, fire safety etc. Your local building official is a good place to start.
 
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Old 09-02-06, 01:37 PM
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Carpet will not level the flooring, and no matter how much padding you use, it will feel like carpet on concrete.

I put in new a new subfloor when re-doing a basement laundry room and my marriage survived. The most important thing is to take your time levelling the studs, and to be really fussy about it.
 
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Old 09-02-06, 04:39 PM
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Thanks guys.I need all the info I can get,as I've never done something this extreme.
 
 

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