I'm looking into expanding my current shop. I would like some input from recent shop projects. Comments on things you did right and wrong. What do you wish you had done. Things you did that didn't pay off. Type of construction. I'm looking for ideas. I'm near Dallas TX. I've talked to the city and know about size constraints, etc. It can be 15 feet tall at the highest roof point.
My existing shop is 20 x 24. This would be incorportated into a larger shop of28 x 40 or 30 x 40. One of my concerns is the existing slab. It was cracked along the long axis and the back half has slopped into the good old tx black gumbo. I have filled the cracks and the floor has held up the last eight years. Shifts a little in the summer. Do I need to replace the slab? Have a foundation company relevel and install support piers? Ideas? I probably can build part of the expansion and move my machines into the new location. That would free up the existing area to redo.
I'd appreciate some ideas.