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 Post subject: Concrete base advice
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:10 pm 
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Hello all,

I'm hoping to get some advice in preparation for creating a concrete base. The initial purpose for the base will be for parking/carport, but in the longer term I'm hoping to construct a garage so ideally I'd like to over-engineer things a bit to really last.

The size of the base will be approximately 4 x 7m and it will have up to 4 cars on it (the cars are small; old mini, Morris Minor, and similar). In terms of the final finish the smoother the better to make the use of trolley jacks easier.

From what I can gather around 20cm will be deep enough for the main base; of course things will be different in the future if I need to create foundations at the perimeter.

In terms of layers, what would people recommend in terms of damp-proof membrane, sharp sand, hardcore, metal reinforcement for the concrete etc?

Any advice would be really appreciated; I'm hoping to do most of this myself, but if I get anyone in it would be great for me to be more informed. If a garage one day does go on this base, will that mean that I should think now about specific regs?

Thank you!
Morgen


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 Post subject: Re: Concrete base advice
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:welcomeuhm: Only my comments as you have not yet heard from an expert.
The area will be quite tight even for 4x small cars, have you allowed for opening car doors for future sides?
Might be an advantage to put some footings in for columns unless you have room and are going to put them outside the slab
Concrete 20cm thick is close to main road depth and a lot of mixture! However if the edges are this thick then you could brick/ block on it between columns.
Yes to all the layers mentioned.


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The paving expert site is a excellent source of reliable information, here ;http://www.pavingexpert.com/concrete.htm is the link that will give you most of what you need.

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6"- 8" slab with rebar in it should do it, that will be fine for a blockwork as long as you get the foundation of the slab right and its well compacted

my block workshop sits on a 3.5m x 4.5m reinforced slab thats been up just under 10 years no issue



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