No concrete curb at detached garage

Question Icon
Posted by: from Calgary
3/19/2021 at 9:09:42 AM

My detached garage has no concrete wall. Can I fix it?

User Icon
TrustedPros Inc. in Toronto
Date/Time3/19/2021 at 9:33:45 AM

Hi Allan,

We hope you find this discussion forum helpful.

If you wish to hire a contractor for your project, may we recommend submitting your post in the "Get Free Estimates" section of our website, by following this link: We will locate top-rated contractors that specialize in the services you require.

Kind regards,

TrustedPros Inc.

[email protected]

User Icon
Jack Rabbit Contracting in Edmonton
Date/Time3/19/2021 at 10:10:09 AM

If your framing is already on. No. But if you haven't framed yet you can dowel in rebar and pour a curb 6 . Be sure to have your rough openings for your doors to be at least 3-6 wider than the actual doors. You will require a 2'8 door opening for your man door at least but I would suggest a 3' door if possible.

User Icon
Date/Time3/19/2021 at 12:51:08 PM

It depends on the stage of construction. It's always best to start with a good sub base (grave) then the slab and the concrete wall at the same time. If you've already built the frame, you'd have to have the building lifted to add anything to the foundation. Sorry.

User Icon
Ian in Edmonton
Date/Time3/19/2021 at 12:58:47 PM

Guessing you have a finished garage and maybe you're getting melt-water inside due to the pad being too low?

It's possible to jack up the garage by attaching joists to the studs with lag screws (a friend of mine did this) and then either forming and pouring a curb or placing another slab over the existing slab with or without breaking up and removing the existing slab.

Another option is mud-jacking which a neighbor did with his garage and successfully solved the problem.

The Code requires that foundations project a minimum of 6" above grade; no exception is made for garages however often garages are built without the required projection.

Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

Get quotes from top-rated contractors