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Michael_Lewis

Need help with garage floor

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I need help with my garage and porch floor. The porches aren't too big of a deal but the garage isn't right and is too high. It is causing the garage door to be too high off the ground in the front elevation. I have them at 12" thick because if i don't it will have a gap between the ground and the floor of the house. I am sure this is something easy but i cant find anything on this specifically.

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Do you want something different than this?

 

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What type of foundation does the porch have?

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The porches are slab porches too. That's not right with the inside door to the garage though is it. Its not supposed to have that step there. I love the way the garage door looks now but not the garage to house door. I'm guessing all you did was go into the Garage settings "structure" and set the floor at a negative number right? I did that but didn't like the step up into the house.

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Is the house on a slab? If so, it needs to be set when you build the foundation.

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Yes, I have it set as a monolithic slab. I guess i don't know how to set it up correctly. Here where I am 99%of the houses are Slab on grade so there are no basements or anything and Very seldom do I come across a new house with pier and beam

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Peek under the terrain to see the foundation.

 

Change to a slab and rebuild it.

 

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Thats How i have done it every time. It looks different this time for some reason. Everything looks a lot better but i still have about a 2" step up in front of the garage before the sill plate step up of 1-1/2 inside the garage door. What are your thoughts on that?

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Raise the terrain and/or the sidewalk and driveway.

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