Garage floor

The garage is the only floor which will be concrete, the others all being of suspended timber construction.

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The first job was to expose the foundations which we had buried in order to create our access roadway for the concrete trucks.

The level of the oversite was also reduced so there was room for us to add the concrete to get it back up to finished floor level.

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The next task was to build the wall up to the level of the finished floor so that it would contain the concrete when it was poured.

This needed a day or so to go off and give the strength required before we could move on

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A layer of sand was added and the damp-proof membrane spread out over that.

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On this was placed the insulation.

As this is a garage there is not really a need for insulation, however, I have decided to place it in there as if it were decided to convert this into additional living space the floor would then be as required for that and would require no more work to meet the relevant regulations.

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On top of the insulation was laid a second layer of the damp-proof membrane.

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Having prepared everything it was then time to get the concrete mixing lorry in and pour the slab.

Once the concrete was in place and while it was still very wet the reinforcing mesh was placed on top and then pressed in to position.

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This is the finished slab, having been levelled and tamped, and now it just needs to go off and set hard.