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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:18 pm 
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Hello All

I am wanting to get a new garage put up at the side of our house, its going to need a 24' x 8' (7.3m x 2.5m) concrete pad to sit on.

Couple of questions I am in need of some good old fashioned wisdom on from those who have done this before;

I want to lay a new level and square base onto our driveway that is already concrete, but a bit rough.
The existing is made of of 3 strips of concrete. So how do I go about putting a new pad onto the existing?

Can it just be one big slab, or does it need to be made up of sections?

I believe I need a steel reinforcing mesh in the pad, possibly A193? Advice appreciated.

Can I just put a DPM on top of the old concrete and pour the new via barrow mix, or is there a better way to seal the two together?


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without a photo of what youve got and where its located its difficult to say. plus, just how substantial do you want the new garage to be?

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I started from scratch with mine and broke up the old as it was thin.

What thickness is the original base? It depends how deep you can go on top of the original - is there going to be a car in the garage?

That will be a huge amount of concrete mine was 5.4x2.2m by 75mm deep base - no car going in it. I was going to use a mixer but my local mix on demand concrete supplier filled it in half an hour for £300 which IMO was money well spent it would have been a lot of work otherwise!

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