Raising a concrete floor by 6 inches

I have an out building that I want to convert into a room but the floor needs to be raised by 6 inches, does anyone have any ideas to help?

 joypulv Posts: 15,717, Reputation: 11321 Uber Member #2 Mar 4, 2012, 04:39 AM
2 x 6's and a wood floor. Handy for running plumbing and wiring and for insulating with a vapor barrier too.
 creahands Posts: 2,675, Reputation: 924 Ultra Member #3 Mar 4, 2012, 09:24 AM
A 2x6 measures 5 3/8'' high and 2 layers of 1/2'' plywood measures 1''. This will give u 6 3/8''.

If u need exactly 6'', u will have to measure depth of finish flooring plus 1/2'' for subfloor. What is left will be the height the floor beams will need to be. U can either rip a 2x6 to this height or use 2x4's and shim them to the required height.

Good luck with your project. Let us know how u make out.

Chuck

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