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Why is a garage floor sloped?
Friday, June 22, 2018
It makes practical sense for drainage, especially if you hose down your garage floor every once in a while, but also happens to be required by the both the Florida Building Code (FBC) and international Residential Code (IRC). The slope is only necessary for the area where a vehicle is parked. It can be sloped either to the garage door or a floor drain, and the amount of slope is not specified. Here’s how the building code states it:
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Here’s links to a collection of some of our other blog posts about GARAGES AND CARPORTS:
• What are the common problems when a homeowner converts a garage to conditioned living space, such as a family room?
• What are the code requirements for fire separation between an attached garage and the house?
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