Building Garage Utah

When looking for a building garage Utah contractor or reputable company, there are many things to consider:
1. Is the builder licensed?
2. Does the builder carry insurance?
3. How long has the builder been in business?
In addition to these general business questions, building methods, quality, and price come into play. Bonfire Building, a building garage Utah contractor, notes that several different construction methods are available.
With traditional construction or wood-frame garages, generally, 2 types of foundations are used:
• A 3-phase foundation is done with 3 separate pours. The first pour is the footing, the 2nd is the foundation wall, and the 3rd is the garage floor. Benefits of a 3-phase foundation:
1. The building site does not need to be flat. The foundation walls act as retaining walls so the garage floor height can be as high or as low as necessary for drainage and grade.
2. The wall framing sits on top of the foundation wall rather than the floor so lumber is not at risk of moisture or rotting.
3. With a 3-phase foundation, the floor can be sloped for water to drain out the garage door side of the building, usually the front of the garage.
However, a traditional 3-phase foundation will be more expensive than the alternative monolithic footing because it is done in 3 pours instead of 1. This means 3 times the time, labor, concrete and pumping if a concrete pump is needed at the job-site.

• The alternative is called a monolithic footing or “mono-pour” with “mono” meaning one.
1. First, the footings are excavated, usually 12” wide and 12” deep and forming is done for the perimeter of the building loft rooms.
2. The rebar is then placed and the footing and floor is poured together in the same pour. The simplicity of this pour makes it considerably more cost-effective, but there are some constraints as well:
a. Most cities in Utah allow this pour only if the building is less than 600 feet.
b. The garage construction area must be relatively flat.
c. The floor is usually finished flat without any slope.
d. The wall-framing sits down on the garage floor slab.

• These are the 2 most common options found in the state, but after nearly 2,000 garages constructed, building garage Utah contractor Bonfire Building came up with a 3rd option – ledge form mono footing:
Step 1 – Form ledge walls.
Step 2 – Pour mono-footing.
Step 3 – Build out.
With this method, Bonfire Building can get a sloped floor, curb-wall to protect lumber, and typically save the customer $2,500-$5,000 on the build. The ledge form mono-pour has become Bonfire’s trademark. Again, their competitors can’t do it because they don’t know how.
If you’re investigating your options for a building garage Utah with quality and experience, point your browser to With their own proprietary ledge form mono-pour building design, they’ll impress you with their options and their price point.