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for a covered patio. I researched several companies, had several quotes, but
continued to stand out" from the rest. They had perfect ratings on Angie's list, yelp, ect. and no BBB complaints. Naturally, I chose them, and I could of not made a better decision. From start to finish was a great experience. The owners
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were very involved through the whole process and truly care about the quality of their work. They had a team of expert carpenters who worked diligently taking care of every detail. We were so pleased with the quality of their work and craftsmanship. I could not tell you enough how happy my wife and I were with our new patio. It by far exceeded our expectations and has been a wonderful addition to our home. If you are in the
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-Brian P.

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was great to work with.Framing is done with his own employees not subs.He kept me informed on every stage of the build which was in a hard" to access location at the bottom of a hill.Every detail of the build was the way I wanted it and the workmanship was excellent.I would recommend
to anyone that wants the job done right the first time.

-Leo P.

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Ballpark number - $30-50/SF for normal garage - in your area, considering need for perimeter foundation to get below frost depth, probably about $40/SF unfinished, $50 finished.

In your area, if you can afford it, I would talk to a Realtor friend (or the one who sold you the house) about how much value a garage would add, and the difference between one and two car - very few houses are built with one cars these days except on narrow city lots, so it might pay (if your budget can handle it) to make it a two-car while you are at it.

Also, a standard 1 car is about 12 x 20 feet - if you make it large enough for a full size pickup or SUV then about 12 x 24 or 12 x 26', which could improve resale value. The current trend is toward 8 to 8-1/2' ceilings and 7-1/2 to 8 foot high entry clearances also, rather than 7 to 7-1/2' ceiling and 6-1/2 foot beam clearance, to handle larger pickups and SUV's with racks.

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Definitely - if you are interested, there are good videos on how it works on This Old House and Hometime websites, and probably on Youtube too, or google  -  "epoxy floor covering"

It takes A LOT of careful prep and you have limited working time to handle it (it is a 2-component product like epoxy glues and fibreglass resin, so has vdery limited working time after you mix the two components), so unless you are quite experienced with fast-setting finishes I would NOT recommend you do it yourself - get it wrong and it is MUCH harder to remove than to put on. Also, it is important to sprinkle the non-slip material over it at the right time without stepping in it or getting any on flooring that is not yet covered with the epoxy.

Find a specialty contractor for garage floor sealing - normal painters and contractors may or may not know how to do it. Rough cost estimate, WITHOUT moving a lot of stuff in and out of the garage, $1.25-3.00/SF depending on how expensive a finish you get. Keep in mind you will have to move everything out of the garage for a few days to a week, or pay them to come twice (which I have seen done) - to do it by halves about a week apart, with you moving workbenches, tool chests, etc from one end of the garage to the other before they come back.

There are a lot of off-brand products out there - a lot of them are garbage, and some claiming to be epoxy are not even 2-component, so not true epoxy. I would stay with national industrial brand names like PPG, Rustoleum, Armorchip, AkzoNobel, Dulux, ISF - the ones made by consumer paint companies like Behr, Sherwin Williams, etc seem to have a lot of bad press about them.

One thing to consider, is if your slab was coated with a water repellent or sealer, that will probably have to be sandblasted or ground off before an epoxy can adhere properly - for about $0.50-1.00/SF more.

If you are not up to spending $1000 or so on protecting a floor you drive on, you can get Rustoleum Epoxy Shield Concrete Floor Paint for about $40/gallon that, as long as you degrease and scrub the floor well before hand, sticks quite well including over a normal concrete sealer. While the rustoleum stuff is actually an acrylic, not a true epoxy, it does good for the $. The competing latex concrete paints peel and lift off in no time - they are fine for coating a basement floor to reduce moisture passage before putting down flooring, but do not hold up to garage traffic.

I redo the central driven-on half of mine for about $45 in degreaser and paint about every 10 years and while it does not look like a showroom floor after the first few weeks, it does the job of being easy to clean and repels most vehicle stains (except gasoline, paint solvents like laquer thinner or acetone, or automotive spray solvents like brake or carb cleaner, which will all soften and bubble it). It also is not anywhere as slippery as an epoxy finish. You do have to let it dry a full week to avoid peeling from tires sitting on it.

As a condo owner I presume you have checked with the condo manager - most condos have rules about types of finishes that can be used, and in some cases even colors.

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That is a pretty old and small house to be putting much money into.

My recommendation would be to do no more than box in the carport as a garage, if you have use for that.

Adding a bathroom and laundry room to a garage generally means a new foundation for them, so significant cost for the small added space you are getting. Generally, one would recommend an addition rather than putting those in a garage. However, for this old a house an addition could be equal to the value of the house.

My recommendation - talk to the Realtor you bought it from, or a Realtor friend, about what certain improvements could do to the value of the house. I fear you will find that anything other than a teardown might not add to value at all, because any significant addition to that old a house, and that size if typical of the neighborhood, would make it an oddball house for the area and reduce rather than enchance saleability.

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Garage Building reviews in Paradise

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. Estimate time was 3 weeks - it took 2 months. Building originally was mortal 2 foot walls with double
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stone which was buckling and electrical wiring needed to be updated to code. Building houses refrigerator and freezer and storage. Building had to be rebuild 3 times because concrete slab and structure was too small. Rock was propped up on foundation not mortared, unprofessional framer complained "this was his worst job" because reframing building 3 times, electrical was improperly installed - live/hot wire left outside of building exposed, wiring left exposed in back of building, junction box left ooen, electrical plates installed upside down, light switch plate left cracked and caulked in place, doors w gaps and mice got into structure, window sill improperly installed with rotten beam and left unfinished, door closure not to customers request, pump
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door not installed properly and lower pump room has condensation that was not occurring prior to remodel. The month after construction was finished addition cost of door repair, window replacement for needed air circulation and pump house ventilation required. New electrician required to correct electrical inefficiencies and replace plates. Ineffective, unsound and inadequate work done by
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, Do Not use
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- Laura M.
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We bought a house in
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Village with a carport. The carport was in poor condition structurally and we wanted it converted into an attached, two-car garage if possible (something rather rare for that part of the village). The project was tricky. The village said that we were not allowed to remove the carport and build a new structure (the garage) because it was so close to the neighbor's yard. We could, however, convert the carport to a garage as long as we did not take down the existing structure. Unfortunately, the building department said the foundation for the carport was bad and it needed to be replaced. This left us with a problem.
We hired
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and his sons through Craigslist and we were very glad we did. Ed's solution was to prop up the roof above the carport with temporary walls, keeping the roof of the carport intact. Then, he removed the carport walls and existing foundation. Next, he poured a new foundation and installed new, permanent walls to support the roof. Subcontractors (who were very good) poured the garage floor and installed electrical. After the garage door, back door, and windows were installed, the project was done. The project took about 4 weeks and the finished project was beautiful. The new garage blended perfectly with our house.
Ed was more expensive than several other folks, but we think it was worth the extra price. He is a perfectionist and insists on doing everything carefully and correct. He also takes pride in his work. His makes sure the finished product is something that he would be proud of it it were on his own home. We were also very happy interacting with Ed's sons, who worked with him most days. They were very conscientious about their work and friendly. It was a real pleasure hiring a family-owned and operated business for this job.
We were very pleased with Ed. He is currently working on another, smaller project inside our house.
- Jennifer W.
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(illegible) prep and install - very good.
Barn delivery and install - excellent

Quality - great
(weather delays)
- Roy E.
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The job went well.
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(the builder) was very easy to work with. He was very helpful throughout the project. The job was well planned out with the
crew working on replacing the siding on the house while the foundation and slab for the garage were being poured. There was no down time once the job was started. ...More /> We are very happy with the quality of the work.
- Paul B.
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The responsiveness to warranty work was pitiful, the builder tries to get all of his subcontractors in on the same day to fix your issues, this can be overwhelming as you cannot oversee a half dozen workers and make sure they are doing quality work. Once they 'fix' an issue, even if it is not good - they will not respond to further calls to fix that item again. I called dozens of times about numerous issues - some they finally fixed, others I was told would not be worked on further because of builders code. This company is horrible, I had to use my own money to fix these issues that were there from day one of ownership...unfortunately because he is a large volume home builder, one person will not affect him -- and he lets you know that! Do the research, find a builder who puts everything in writing - writing that you agree to, there are enough builders in the Omaha metro area that will do this for you. Lastly, do not be afraid to call out them or their subcontractors when something doesn't look right, many people listen to their construction people, when they should be hiring their own private inspector, who can take it to the builder.
If you build with this company -- Hire a private inspector that has no affiliation with this
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/Woodland/PineCrest or Richland Homes!!
- Bruce S.
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we needed the shed to match the house and
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made that happen they came looked at the house and matched it perfectly. I felt that the shed was better built then the competition. the competition seemed very over priced by a 1000 or more. and for that your got less then you could get from
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. I had both companies look at the project and the lower bid was
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made sure I was happy with my shed if there was an issue with it they were quick to fix it. I would not hesitate to heir them again.
- Rodney M.
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Provider arrived on time, and was completed on schedule. Shed is as expected, or perhaps a little better. Very happy with their service.
- Mitch T.
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The details of our experience follows. What needs to be said first of all is that there are some disputed items here between us and the contractor. When the work was finished we did not have what we asked for (usable storage space in the attic above the garage) and some of the work he did accomplish was flawed (drywall was not properly finished) and he never responded to correct the issues.
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asserts that he made it clear to us that it would not be possible to provide attic space. This dispute took us to arbitration with the state Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations (OCABR). After more than a year of arbitration it was determined that
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would prevail on the issue of the attic space (mainly because no one but us was ever aware of the conversation), but would be responsible for paying $575 (Half of the arbitration costs and $500 for poor quality finish of the drywall). His attorney was given a date of 8/13/2015 to pay this award. It is now 8/25/2015 and we have heard nothing from
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or his attorney. During the construction process, there were several occasions that my wife and I had to step in and point out areas that were not being accomplished in accordance with his own plans. The foundation was nearly poured with the opening for the garage door in the wrong place. If my wife hadn't sent me pictures at work just before they poured it,
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would have had a great deal of additional work to account for. While framing the exterior wall, my wife noticed that he had put the window in the wrong place. He gladly moved it (twice). When the issue of the storage space came up,
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immediately called his attorney without attempting to work with us to correct the issue. We offered several times prior to arbitration to work with him on correcting the "oversight", offering to split the costs with him at one point. The above should be clear regarding the quality of his work and his responsiveness and professionalism. We have since modified the garage to accommodate the attic space we had asked for. This required $1700 additional and two steel beams with supporting posts that we had not planned to have in our garage. Had the work been done as we expected there would have been no need for these extra intrusive items in the garage. Needless to say, we are not very happy with the work of this contractor.
- David J.

Garage Builders in Paradise, CA

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Andy Wilk Construction

3706 Cosby av.
Chico

Baxter Built Construction

PO Box 5126
Chico

BJK Construction

5636 Jewell Rd
Paradise

Cabo Custom Builders

463 Valley View Dr
Paradise

Cadorin Construction

3330 Railroad Ave
Redding

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Canyon Construction

9479 Cummings Rd
Durham

Cleanrite-Buildrite

1200 W E Ave
Chico

COMPLETE HOME REPAIR

1646 BILLE RD
Paradise

Contreras Construction

535 Arcadian Ave
Chico

High Country Construction

3199 Plumbers Ln
Chico

Integrity Remodel and Restoration

4047 Neal Road
Paradise

JPR SEAMLESS GUTTERS

3278 CREST DR
Anderson

Kelley Construction

3255 Sunset Dr
Redding

Martindale Construction And Electric

1024 N. Butte St.
Willows

Maximus Development Inc

3355 Myrtle Ave
North Highlands

peabody construction

1035 mcdonald ct
Corning

Proframe Construction

472 Eaton Rd.
Chico

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Rossini Construction

7757 Entler Ave

Scribner Construction

PO Box 434
Biggs

Shaulis Construction

541 Pearson Rd
Paradise

SHERATON SERVICES

1170 E LASSEN AVE
Chico

Simmons Construction Co

1505 Sheridan Ave
Chico

SnL Construction

150 Plumas Dr
Oroville

The Installers Inc.

2669 Highway 32
Chico

Timber and Stone Builders

460 Palisades Dr
Chico

Turenne General Contracting

1023 Central Park Drive
Paradise

United Carports

31500 Grape St
Lake Elsinore

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