Garage / Discussions

Can you raise a garage floor?

...garage floor is almost back alley level, it has retention wall, and inside about 6 inches height from the slab. We like to raise it at least 4 inches! Is it pos...

Posted by Anwar Chowdhury Jan. 3, 2021, 2 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

How can I heat a bedroom above a garage?

We have an existing bedroom (25'x10') that sits above a garage. It was built with one forced air duct blowing warm air under the room but parts are very cold i...

Posted by Steve Dulmage April 30, 2020, 9:18 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

What is your opinion about building a garage on posts (screw piles)?

...garage, and I’m wondering the cheapest as well as best way to do it. Is there any reason not to build it on posts? It seems like it would be much cheaper than a...

Posted by Les P Dec. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?

...garage attached to our house and want to include in-floor radiant heat, what is the best choice? Do you suggest electric wires or tubes with glycol? Is there a ...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...garage will be two stories with a pitched roof that faces south. The garage will be adjacent to the pool. Being a two part question I wouldn’t really say yes to...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Alternativ for Garage Epoxy - Considering both look & economically?

...garage floor (just raw concrete slabs as of now) . What would be the best alternate for Epoxy - 1) Looks 2) anti slippery 3)economy 4) durability .Thank you A g...

Posted by Kamatchi Kavi Feb. 21, 2021, 7:58 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 3 Responses

What heating system to use in my new detached garage/shop?

Hi. I will build a garage/shop in my backyard next summer. It will be a 20'x30' on a structural concrete slab with around R-35 wall and R-40 roof insulation. T...

Posted by David Perreault Dec. 4, 2020, 10:23 a.m. 0 Responses

how can I find diy green roof supplies in the Vancouver area?

...garage, its approx 70 years old. Where can we get materials to b iuld like to do it ourselves?

Posted by Rachel Riding April 13, 2020, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

Do you buy used building materials if they are in good condition?

...garage, no space. No we don't, sorry! But there is a market for used building materials, even if you only get a few bucks for them it's better than sending them...

Posted by Cheryl Nicholson Sept. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Which is the best basement ceiling insulation?

...garage. Is wool insulation over the existing fiberglass recommended, or should I simply add unfaced fiberglass insulation? Thanks, DB

Posted by David Boone Jan. 9, 2021, 4:38 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

What is the best way to do wall construction using Charred Cedar Siding?

...garage with charred cedar siding and it is for experimenting of using charred cedar. I'm interested to know the wall construction with this material for creatin...

Posted by Dobie Cheung June 6, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

How do you polish a concrete slab to be a finished interior concrete floor?

...garage and apartment. We are interested in finishing the apartment floor to be a light grey concrete floor that looks nice. The concrete was poured 8 months ago...

Posted by Betsy Lund May 20, 2020, 2:13 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Does insulating a slab on grade make the building less stable?

...garage. I would like to do a slab on grade for the obvious savings of not pouring the 4' frost wall and wante to do infloor heating. Since the slab need to be i...

Posted by Nicolas Jalbert May 28, 2018, 4:56 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you use blown cellulose overtop of fiberglass insulation?

I have a room over my garage that is unfinished (just a finished floor, no walls, you can see thru from one end of house to other). I just use if for storage a...

Posted by E McKinney Feb. 3, 2021, 1 p.m. Architecture and plan design 2 Responses

What is the best way to build a slab foundation on a slope?

...garage would be at the bottom leve. I assume that this would require retaing walls from each higher slab to the one below. Thanks, Keri There are many ways to...

Posted by keri gelenian Nov. 23, 2020, 6:32 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...garage, and expel from the side wall (no windows on this one), intead of from the roof. Thank you! Removing radon gas with sub-slab suction is not something...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...garage. Based on the promotional material, the Legalett system seems like a good choice to avoid sump pump and optimze accessibility. However -- we can't seem t...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What options are there for pre fab Passive House kit designs?

...garage with a 550 sq ft passive house on the main floor. Do you have recommendations for pre fab kits? I have seen the Kenogami Home and checked out house plans...

Posted by Kim MacKay Dec. 27, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses