Garage Pad

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Posted by: from Regina
3/13/2014 at 10:20:37 AM


I talked to one person about getting a garage pad put down. He told me to wait until the end of June because of the ground frost. Is this right or is he that busy?

I am building a 28x28 garage. I would like to have it built by mid June.

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Date/Time3/13/2014 at 11:23:06 AM


He is not putting you on. It is better to wait until the frost is gone but it's a matter of cost savings. We have done it before where we heat the ground and pad. Then you can do it earlier in the season this way, it just costs a bit more thats all.

Paul Crittin

Blackwood Construction

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Daryl from Ridgewater Homes Ltd in Delta
Date/Time3/13/2014 at 12:03:26 PM

Paul is Correct. We do this all the time, but it is more costly.

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Date/Time3/13/2014 at 9:07:38 PM


Here in Niagara Falls, we can comfortably excavate and pour the garage floor in mid May.

However, I have no idea what the climate is like in Regina. If you have much colder springs, then waiting is a good idea. Otherwise the floor should be heated while drying.

If the temperature is truly that low, I myself would wait for warmer weather.

Hope this helps.

James Fram

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Date/Time3/22/2014 at 11:00:42 PM

I don't know your location and the weather in Regina. In Calgary, on a 2 storey home facing N-S, the ground under the deck and half the yard that was facing N and in the shade all the time was frozen solid in early June when I did some work there a few years ago. Mid June/early July is when I start doing concrete work as the final cost per sq ft is always the bid winning factor.

If however time is of the essence with you, mention this to your concrete contractor so he can present you with other options.


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