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1859 Structural Garage Floor - House Exterior - Garages and Carports
 
1859 Structural Garage Floor - House Exterior - Garages and Carports -

Image Text: Cross section > 4000 pounds > garage > foundation wall > reinforcing rods > suspended garage floor slab > basement > a structural garage floor has to support as much as 4000 pounds or more distributed over 4 POINT LOADS (the tires) > in northern areas, road salt dripping from the car can corrode and weaken the steel reinforcing bars > fortunately, most garage floors are not suspended, but be careful if you find one

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