Today we will tell about how to make a viewing hole in the garage. For many motorists, this is a necessary element of a garage building, so many of us are trying to save money, which is why some preventive work related to the car is carried out independently. Immediately we must make a reservation that with the seeming simplicity of the construction of the viewing pit, it is not so easy to build it. Therefore, most garage owners prefer to invite experienced craftsmen to get a guaranteed high quality of the final result. But to guarantee one hundred percent, you need to know the technology of the construction of the garage pit. Therefore, read the article, remember everything, and it will be a guarantee that the masters will not deceive you.
There are two situations when building a pit in the garage:
in the construction of only ;
in the already operated .
The first option is simpler, because nothing prevents you from digging up the soil for the size of the intended structure. To do this, you can even use the services of an excavator, thereby speeding up the process itself and move away from labor-intensive earthworks.
But both situations happen often, so let's deal with them separately. But first we will tell about the size of the pit in the garage under the car.
The basis of the dimensions is the automobile base, or rather, the distance between the wheels of your car, both in width and in length. But there are minimum width parameters, which are often taken as a basis. This is 80-85 cm. As for the length, they add 1 m to the length of the car. Although it is necessary to pay tribute to the fact that for ease of use of the inspection pit many do not stop at this size, therefore in the garages you can find holes up to 6 m long.
Now with depth. It is clear that the growth of the owner of the garage and should be this dimension. At the same time, he must reach up to any part or assembly with his hands. But experts recommend deepening the inspection pit to 2 m. And even if a person is small, you can always install a stand or a flooring on the bottom. True, this is not always possible. Much will depend on the level of groundwater flow. If it is tall, for example, 1.2-1.5 m, then you can forget about the pit.
These were the overall dimensions. Now about the size of construction. For obvious reasons, the pit itself is dug under a hole more. This is due to the fact that for the formation of the structure itself it is necessary to equip the structure. And for this, it is necessary to lay a cushion with a waterproofing on the bottom and pour it with a screed. The walls are assembled from blocks or bricks or poured into the formwork with a monolithic structure. All these materials require space without taking into account the chosen dimensions of the viewing structure.
Therefore, the excavation is excavated to a width equal to the width of the viewing pit, plus the thickness of the walls, plus 30 cm. The length is calculated in the same way. Depth is the thickness of the cushion, the thickness of the screed and the waterproofing layer, plus 1.8-2.0 m.
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We will not tell you how to build a garage with a pit that is being built. It is not so difficult. We will tell about how to make a viewing hole in an already operated garage.
We assume that you have decided on the size. They are applied to the floor in the garage, for example, marking with chalk. The main requirement - the pit should be located in the middle of the garage building.