Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

mikeozo

09:04PM | 04/17/05
Member Since: 09/23/03
22 lifetime posts
I am in the process of building a 28x36 1 story garage.

The way my lot is layed out

partial slope, we decided the best way to handle the excavating was to dig out the entire garage area(not just the footing) down to about 24" deep.

The question I have, is how should the front of the garage where the doors are be handled. Do I need a footer all the way accross? Or, just where the walls will be.

Is there any advantage to digging a trench at 24" deep and pour the entire trench with concrete.

If you can offer any assistance on this, it would be a big help.

Thanks,

Mike

RadicalSheep

05:32AM | 05/07/05
Member Since: 04/29/05
17 lifetime posts
Well I would just dig until you have a flat surface for the slab and then trench around the footing to a depth of 10 inches and that will be the thickness needed for the footings.

Are you talking the header for the garage door. The large door for the Cars. You need to supply more info to get a better opinion of the header needed. The header needs to span the garge door opening. What size of door are you using?


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