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Old 12-03-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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GCing A Garage Build For A Previous Customer Question About Cost Of Slab.


I'm building a 24x24 garage and haven't hired a concrete company yet. we're still getting the job together. budget is pretty tight. I'm looking for a rough idea of what I should be looking to pay for a monolithic slab with steel reinforcement vs the fiberglass reinforced concrete in anne arundel county md. I'm assuming a 6" slab with at least a 3' x 24" 10" footer would definitely prefer concrete to block for the foundation. don't know if it would need troughs or footers inside of perimieter at all. looking for input on this.

I'm no concrete contractor and the only reason I'm asking is I wanna know enough not to get hosed on this since it is a previous customer and I will be subbing it out to a reputable company in AA county but have a tight budget.

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Old 12-03-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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Do you really need footings for a 24x24 detached garage?

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Fibers are not a replacement for wire mesh or rebars.
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I'm not a concrete pro so I don't know if it needs footings or not. I know MD wants footing on everything else I've built, but I also know that the slab is going on a waterfront property and is going to be a garage and workshop. I don't want the thing sinking in 4 years and having to go put footings in then. that would really be a PITA. in AA county there are two kinds of soil I've run into on waterfront properties. one is hard red clay and a pain to dig through, the other is sand, no kind of medium unless it is imported fill.

thanks for input. I'm really looking for common sq ft charge on slabs w/ footer and w/o footer. any input is appreciated.

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Unless someone here is from that county or area, you are not going to get a legit ballpark price. I would use footers required or not. The only way to get a legit quote is to call a concrete guy & have him take a look at it. If they have been in business for a while - they should be able to tell you how much it will run with approx. costs for fill, etc...
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