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My new garage

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by DaveL485, Feb 23, 2015.

Discuss My new garage in the General Chat area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Larsson7

    Larsson7 Well-Known Member

    Get the type 1 level as possible, and preferably cover it with some whindust or similar so that the stone doesn't puncture the Visqueen DPM.

    For the concrete you want a C35, 10mm aggregate S3 minimum preferably S4 mix, which will be nice and wet and will move easily.
  2. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Say what? I was just going to dump the concrete over the type 1 now it's compacted.
  3. Larsson7

    Larsson7 Well-Known Member

    Erm ok then mate, have fun :)
  4. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Should I be doing it different then? I'm not a builder. Winging it :)
  5. Tnt nick

    Tnt nick Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing the way he said :acute.gif: :grin.gif:
  6. Larsson7

    Larsson7 Well-Known Member

    If it was just concrete getting poured for a driveway or that, you could get away without DPM (damp proof membrane.)
    But even then water can attack the underside of the concrete and weaken it.
    I would always use DPM, especially for anything indoors as it will help stop dampness inside the garage.

    There should also be a DPM low down in your brickwork as dampness can travel up the brick as well at the bottom courses?

    If your spending a few grand building a garage for the price of DPM I would always use it.
  7. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    I best buy some DPM then. Over the hardcore, under the concrete?
  8. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

  9. Larsson7

    Larsson7 Well-Known Member

    Thats the shit.
    Make sure the hardcore is fairly level, as any big stones or bumps can puncture it.
    What type of steel re-bar are you using for the concrete?

    Also were the concrete meets the brickwork, you need 10mm thick foam type stuff to go round it, otherwise the concrete will be locked in tight and will proceed to crack in many places, concrete expands and contracts with the heat and cold, people rarely prepare for this and the slab soon cracks everywhere.....search for brick expansion joint roll ebay.
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  10. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Erm...say what? Wasn't planning on using any to be honest.
    EDIT: Because the base will not really be stressed in any way. The walls are sitting on half-metre foundations which are already in, the only stress the floor will see is the cars that are sat on it inside.

    Are you trying to bankrupt me? Between you and Stotty this fecking garage will have my cars living in a better built, safer, warmer, and all round splendider place than ME :D
    I will look into this though, thanks!
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2015
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  11. Gary

    Gary Well-Known Member

    Between Garages and cars its an expensive hobby, mine is almost ready for slab 10m x 6m internal, should be ok for four cars. IMAG0224.jpg
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  12. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Thats not a bad view you have there either!!
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  13. TNT Andy

    TNT Andy Well-Known Member

    LOL - I aint even got going yet - I'll get @TNT!hammond@TNT!hammond to start when you start looking at woody bits
  14. Larsson7

    Larsson7 Well-Known Member

    Ahh Dave, the steel rebar isn't just for structural strength, the concrete sticks to it and it also helps stop cracking.....if not properly prepared concete will crack, no matter if there is any weight on it or not, it's about controlling the cracks so that it doesn't ended up looking like a spiders web.

    Concrete looks simple and easy, but it's actually very technical.

    With the other stuff I recommend this place will have cars and tools in it, so it needs to be watertight and dry, with no damp protection it will be neither, so expect rusty tools and rusty cars.

    Also this isn't just a workshop/garage, it will also be your man cave, a place you can escape and hide out from everyone else, wait till I tell you about the Jacuzzi, with built in bar :)
  15. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    See, now we are getting to the good bit!

    Already planning on sofa/tv/internet/lights/compressed air/fridge/kettle....
  16. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Base is down. In fact, has been down for a couple of months. Seems we pulled it off, no cracking issues!


    Bye bye old garage

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    DPM as per Daz's suggestion


    And away we go

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    Then once it dried, I ordered 792 7 newton concrete breeze blocks, 2 tonnes of sand and 25 25kg bags of cement. It was all moved down the back manually with wheelbarrows. KILLER.

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    I have smashed up the old garage panels and stuff now too and lobbed it on the rest of the garden as a base and to stop the weeds growing back

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    Now waiting for a friendly bricky to come and start gluing some of these blocks together :)
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  17. jamesc

    jamesc Staff Member

  18. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

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  19. j8tro

    j8tro Well-Known Member

    Garage Porn. Well done mate, it will be worth it once done.
  20. Larsson7

    Larsson7 Well-Known Member

    Any more progress mate?
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