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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:30 pm 
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Progress is a bit slow at the moment with the inclement weather. A lot more type 1 stone being delivered tomorrow.

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I will have an Aco drain along the front of the garage. This is the pipe to take the rain water to the rear of the house to meet up with the existing drain.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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It's amazing how much stuff is needed underground just for a garage Mart :shock: You could almost build a block of flats on that lot :lol: Everything is so much heavier when wet as well, good job the digger is there.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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It's amazing how much stuff is needed underground just for a garage Mart :shock: You could almost build a block of flats on that lot :lol: Everything is so much heavier when wet as well, good job the digger is there.

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18 tonnes of type 1 stone arrived this morning... :boggle2:

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Still raining quite a lot here and the weather not expected to change much over the next few days. :( Once this stone has been laid & compacted it's time for a layer of sand, which obviously can't be laid until we have some decent weather.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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What are you having as a floor Mart? It seems one hell of a lot of prep for concrete.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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Excellent! One of my favourite restorations on here at the moment!

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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What are you having as a floor Mart? It seems one hell of a lot of prep for concrete.

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Yep, just concrete. I don't know if this is standard prep or not, I guess it is.
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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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I guess things have changed Mart, we had a two storry extention built seven years ago and nothing like that :shock: It's a garage that will withstand an earthquake :lol: :lol: :lol: Not a bad thing though 8) Very nice.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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It's exactly what I had to do for my garage 9 years ago - 'Type 1' compacted solid but no sand, don't understand that part. My concrete is 8" deep and 2 layers of reinforcing but that was only for fitting a 2 poster ramp at a later date if I wanted, without the ramp thingy it would have been 6 inches of concrete on top of the type one.

Agree, this is a great resto to follow.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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It's exactly what I had to do for my garage 9 years ago - 'Type 1' compacted solid but no sand, don't understand that part. My concrete is 8" deep and 2 layers of reinforcing but that was only for fitting a 2 poster ramp at a later date if I wanted, without the ramp thingy it would have been 6 inches of concrete on top of the type one.

Agree, this is a great resto to follow.
The sand is to blind the top of the aggregate, so that it doesn't puncture the polythene damp proof membrane that will go on top before the concrete. As you say, 150mm/6" is standard for a garage floor. A142 reinforcing mesh is always worth adding in the concrete of a garage floor (it's in stock at most builders merchants), ideally about 50mm up in the concrete, for which you can buy plastic feet. Type 1 is quite expensive to use as a base material for concrete, well compacted hardcore is acceptable, and we often use crushed material which can be bought quite reasonably.


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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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It's exactly what I had to do for my garage 9 years ago - 'Type 1' compacted solid but no sand, don't understand that part. My concrete is 8" deep and 2 layers of reinforcing but that was only for fitting a 2 poster ramp at a later date if I wanted, without the ramp thingy it would have been 6 inches of concrete on top of the type one.

Agree, this is a great resto to follow.
The sand is to blind the top of the aggregate, so that it doesn't puncture the polythene damp proof membrane that will go on top before the concrete. As you say, 150mm/6" is standard for a garage floor. A142 reinforcing mesh is always worth adding in the concrete of a garage floor (it's in stock at most builders merchants), ideally about 50mm up in the concrete, for which you can buy plastic feet. Type 1 is quite expensive to use as a base material for concrete, well compacted hardcore is acceptable, and we often use crushed material which can be bought quite reasonably.
I stand corrected 🙈 you're absolutely correct, it was quarry dust we used, I remember now then the polythene 👍

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage
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'Hardcore' is without definition!

Type 1 has a defined standard for which alternatives are often presented, some of which get accepted. Undefined crushed material from unknown sources can have all sorts of rubbish within, which can compromise the function.


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