What are the requirements for constructing a garage pad?
  1. You need a 4 inch pad with a 6 inch minimum curb allowing for any wood or siding to be 8 inches above the grade of the land, with a 8 inch deep "rat wall" below on garages 600 square feet or smaller. On larger garages the Residential Code of Ohio requires a minimum of a 36 inch deep footer.
  2. Anchor bolts are installed within 1 foot of each corner and not to exceed every 6 feet.
  3. Number 10 wire mesh is required in the pad and rolled up into the curb to tie both the pad and the curb together.
  4. You need to call your inspector for a forms inspection prior to pouring the concrete; contact the Building Department at 216-635-4203 for more information.
  5. Concrete for the pad shall be a minimum of 6-1/2 sack.

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1. I want to demolish / tear down my garage. Do I have to rebuild a new one?
2. What is the largest size garage that I can build on my property?
3. What do I do if I want to build a larger garage?
4. How high can my garage be?
5. What is the smallest size garage that I can build?
6. Do I need gutters on my garage?
7. What is splash blocked?
8. Do I need to have a floor drain in my new garage?
9. How close to the rear and side yard property lines can I build the garage?
10. What kind of siding can I use on my garage?
11. How many layers of shingles can I have on my garage (or house)?
12. What kind of shingles can I put on the roof?
13. Can I put shingles on a "hood" or flat roof?
14. What are the requirements for constructing a garage pad?
15. Is a footer required?
16. Is a man / service door required?
17. Are windows required for a garage?
18. What permits are required to build a garage?
19. Are garage lights required?
20. Can I construct a carport instead of a garage?