08:10AM | 12/01/99
Member Since: 11/09/99
7 lifetime posts
I'm considering on building a 22'x 28' garage in an area where the soil is mostly sand. The climate is such that frost goes down 3 to 3.5 feet in the winter. The site is not near water, and the water table is 100+ feet down. Does anyone have thoughts on the success of building with a floating concrete slab? That is, a slab that has a nominal 4 inch thickness tapering to 8 inches thick on the perimiter. Wire would be used throughout, with rebar on the perimiter.
Thanks in advance.


01:59AM | 12/02/99
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
I would go thicker than 4 inches no matter what the soil underneath. Its ok for a patio, but not a garage.


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