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Mr. Behm, I want to say thanks for the garage plans. It only took about two hours for the permit review. With the materials list the next phase will be estimating costs to build the garage...Thank you very much..D.P.
Thank you so very much Jay, I,ll start estimating my garage building costs and see what comes up. What a great service and product you have. The garage plans are very nice and presented well on your website. Thanks again for your help getting started....B.W.
Jay, just a short note - I built one of your garage plans last spring and it came out fantastic! We have strict building codes around here but our inspector found no flaws in the plans, design nor construction. I love my new garage-shop and the design....G.M.
Foundation PlansFoundation plans are included with every Behm Design garage plan.
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These are drawn at the same 1/4" scale as floor plans and show concrete slab floor, perimeter foundation (footing with foundation wall), rough openings for doors, anchor bolt locations anchor strap locations, post footings sizes and locations and alternate braced wall panel locations referenced to details. Dimension in included. The referenced details and options are drawn at larger scale to show reinforcing (if applicable) as well as anchors and attachments.
On most plans we include an alternate design detail for Monolithic-poured, thickened-edge slab/footing, which is also detailed per building code and is usable in most US locations. The garage plans, being prescriptive compliance, are as required by the IRC code and include notations to comply with locally required variations. For the footing/ foundation wall typical foundation detail there is a footing depth note which can be filled in to specify local required footing depth (frost line depth)
Luckily, building in most locations requires foundations which are prescriptively code compliant as typically included in Behm Design garage plans. However, in special conditions with poor soil conditions or extreme environments, local authorities may require that foundations be engineered and stamped by a state licensed professional. For such requirements, Behm Design cannot provide support. You would need to secure such services from local professionals ("consulting engineers" are listed in phone book yellow pages) who would provide a separate, independently produced foundation plan and details per local requirements.
It should be noted that many other suppliers of garage plans do not include foundation plans and either offer to prepare one for you at additional cost or they assume you can hire a local engineer or architect to prepare one.
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I have attached my picture of my new garage (your plan No. 856-1) it came out great! The thorough garage plans were easily approved in my county and city (an they have strict standards for design plans) Thank you...M.C. OH
Hey Jay I want to tell you of what great value the garage plans were for us. Our garage was built in the fall of 2009. I went the summer house a few days ago and it was a perfect New England coast sumer days and the new garage looked really great!
Jay, the garage plan you sent me were just right! I got a very accurate building quote and I could check contractor's progress and verify that he followed the plans. The low price of the garage plans was perfect for my project and there were no disagreements. The plans answered all the questions that would come up - 'just build it like it shows in the plan'. So, thanks again!...R.M, NY