We are in the process of replacing a structural concrete garage floor for a client. The home, constructed in the late 1950’s, had a garage with a room underneath it. Over the years water and salt had worked their way into the concrete slab, rusting the reinforcing steel and the steel support beam. The client turned to SMSQ Architects to come up with a repair plan.
We set scaffold in the lower area a few inches below the concrete slab. Then when we used our jackhammer to break up the slab, the concrete chunks stayed at that level where we could pitch them into a loader to haul away. While this was noisy work, it actually moved along fairly quickly. Now are are getting set up for forming the floor.