Evening all, I am about to concrete my garage floor.It is 4.4m x 6.6m and
when it is finished it will have a 5 ton truck on it. Is 100mm of hard core
/ scalpings compacted down and then 100mm concrete with reinforcing mesh in
it satisfactory for the weight ??
Are you laying this in two slabs,or one,the first would be my preference
with expansion also are you building on the edge of the slab,if you are then
make it thicker and wider at the edge something like 200 x 400 if it is a
prefab type garage
Evening all, the garage is already built out of concrete blocks with a
pitched roof so the floor needs finishing I was going to lay it in one piece
as several friends have done this in the past and it seems to have worked
for them. The internal dimensions are 4.4m X 6.6m why does it need to be in
two bits, as if it was done in one I would be able to do the garage floor
and the hard stand out side it in one 6 cubic meter lorry load of
Definitive: http://www.pavingexpert.com /
An expansion is usually put in on something this size to prevent
cracking, but as it's undercover it's not going to be subject to such
extremes of heat and expansion.
Even if you did decide to add an expansion strip (typically a 1/2"
strip of wood) then you would still lay it in one load.
Simon Avery, Dartmoor, UK
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