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Parking at the cottage: examples of devices of open and closed areas

Parking at the cottage: examples of devices of open and closed areas

In suburban areas rarely stationary build garages for cars, because it makes no sense to spend money on them, if you come occasionally, and then only in the summer. But to leave the car under the open sky won’t be because of unexpected hail can ruin the paint, and the scorching sun to deform the panel and discoloring the inner lining. Their contribution makes the wind, filling up the car with pollen, dust and leaves. Besides, to put on the ground the car is not too comfortable, because eventually, you’ll kick the ugly line which will erode by rain and have to constantly remove it. Get rid of such problems Parking at the cottage, which is easy to make with my own hands.

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Selection of locations for future Parking

Usually, the car try to put closer to home, it was convenient to him «zatarivatsya» grown in the country with fruits and vegetables. Especially if the building is located far away from the entrance to the site. Placing the wall, you get the added bonus of protection from wind and rain side. Only it is necessary to choose the wall side is often blowing winds. Besides, if in the country there is no dog, the car under the window is rarely open to the local thieves. But this version has a small disadvantage: you have to sacrifice a few yards of garden or flower beds.

If the territory is guarded (dog or camcorder), then the most convenient option of Parking right near the entrance gate. Then you don’t have to create a driveway, but you can do narrow paths.

Parking at the house

Parking under the Windows of the cottages will save the car from the night of intrusion of thieves

Parking at the entrance

Parking at the entrance convenient on small plots, which valued every meter

The size of the Parking space will depend on the dimensions of the car. For cars up to 4 meters in length divert area 2.5 X 5 m. If you have a minivan or SUV, the platform must be greater than: 3.5 X 6.5 m.

The device of the Parking lot of open type

The simplest Parking – open type. They represent a hard and flat area that is slightly raised above the surface of the earth. It is possible to sow the lawn grass, to cover with gravel, pour concrete or asphalt or lay paving slabs or stone.

Option #1 — site of the herb

The worst option – lawn grass. Over time, it will be beaten out two strips from the wheels, which are unlikely to recover. Yes and wait for the lawn has taken root, should be at least a season.

Parking on the lawn

Live grass is highly resistant to pressure, but if it is replaced by artificial turf, the Park will turn out nice and smooth

Option #2 — a platform of rubble

A more practical option is to backfill with gravel. To create removed the fertile layer of the earth and fall asleep instead sand. At the edge of the platform is poured sidewalk curbs, which will keep the shape of the landing. When curbs ustinet, poured a layer of gravel 15 cm, raising it above ground level. Such a drainage area is always dry. Can the center lay two lanes of concrete tiles (under the wheel) to make it easier to call.

Parking gravel

With all the ease of installation of the Parking lot of the gravel will clog with dried leaves and debris to clean which is quite difficult

Option #3 — concrete Parking

Concrete Parking under the car in the country is done in the case if the soil in your area is not pouchitsa. To achieve a solid, it is necessary to remove a fertile layer of soil, fill sand cushion and put on the perimeter of the Parking lot the formwork. On top of the sand laid reinforcement mesh for strength and pour the layer of concrete 5 cm Then the raw solution stack a new layer of rebar on top of it and pour another 5 cm of concrete. The total height of the plant will get about 10 cm, which is suitable for a passenger car. If you count on the jeep, then the concrete layer is raised by 15 cm.

Concrete Parking

For strength concrete reinforced Parking lot twice when casting

Three days awaiting the curing of concrete and then remove formwork. But the car should be put in a month, when the coating is finally cured.

Option #4 — Playground paving

If the soil in the country are prone to swelling, it is best to replace the concrete paving slabs, because this coverage will be gaps which will not allow the pad to warp. Besides, the moisture from the tile evaporates faster. Tiles can be laid on sand-cement cushion or on hard-Packed gravel, pressing it to the base using a rubber mallet.

Parking tiles

The tiles tamped with a rubber mallet, but if not, then gently tapping with a hammer

An example of construction polycarbonate canopy

Unlike the open areas of the Parking lot with carports will protect your car from sudden rain or the summer heat. Yes, and a flying bird not to make trouble.

Sheds do not too high, so I don’t «scored» oblique rain, but the design itself was shaking like a sail in the wind. The optimal size is the height of slide + height of possible loads on the roof. As a rule, this parameter varies from 2.3 to 2.5 m.

The principle of the erection of all sheds is about the same. The only difference is the material of the struts and covering. Can cover canopy polycarbonate, metal profile, slate, boards, and even reeds.

Parking for several cars

If you build Parking for several cars, the support poles put through half a meter

Roofs free-standing or attached to one of the walls of the house. If you are mounting the attached awning, make two support legs, and from the side of the rafters and the roof of the canopy is fixed directly to the wall. To stand securely lock their concreted or associated with the founding anchors.

Attached Parking

Attached Parking protect car from snow and wind, if you build it on the South side

If the shed is stand alone, the supporting posts must be at least 4. The exact number depends on the number of Parking spaces and the weight of material that will cover the canopy.

The stages of construction of the canopy:

  • Fill the Foundation. For indoor Parking suitable for concrete or tile base on which it was written above. One caveat: if you want the site to do concrete, the supports should be put immediately at the time of casting. If you plan tiled surface, the first concrete pillars, and then assemble all of the base.
  • Bring down the frame. The frame is starting to mount only a week after the concrete work. In this case, if the summer, the concrete is watered daily, otherwise because of the rapid drying, it can go cracks. For frame construction suitable sheets or thin wooden beams. They connect the top supports, then proceed to the installation of the truss system and the creation of crates.
  • Cram roofing. If the canopy of the selected polycarbonate, the first harvested leaves of the desired size. To do this, hold the measurement of the frame and directly into the ground cut polycarbonate ordinary hacksaw. Cutting is performed along the length of the channels of the polycarbonate, so that when mounted they turned perpendicular to the ground. This will allow moisture inside the leaves quietly flow down.
Parking polycarbonate

Parking polycarbonate looks airy and easy to assemble

Cutting polycarbonate

Polycarbonate sheets mark and Narathiwat on earth

Installation of Parking

The angle of the polycarbonate sheets should be more than 5 degrees below internal moisture goes down, and not accumulate, spoiling the appearance of the roof

After cutting it is necessary to mark and drill holes for fasteners. They should be slightly wider than the screw. In the heat of the polycarbonate expands, and if you do not give the stock, in places of fastening it burst. Below the wide opening to keep the dust and water, from top to close them with rubber gaskets and then fixed with screws.

If cover Parking decks, use galvanized screws and the cover sheets should be laid with overlaps.

Car Park – part of the landscape of a suburban area, so its design should harmonize with other buildings.

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