Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is the raised curb in the garage that the sill plate rests on required in new construction?

Thank you for your patience, and for using Los Angeles County's FAQ system. Currently there are no requirements in the 2002 County of Los Angeles Building Code for the raised curbs in new construction garages. The raised curb is typically used to create an even surface for the walls of the garage to be built on. This is due to the sloping of the garage floor, for draining purposes. Thank you again for your inquiry.

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