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"I would HIGHLY recommend
. From beginning to end the process was incredibly smooth.
did an excellent job providing" different color and style options, examples of other sheds they'd built, and ideas for our shed. He was very easy to get in touch with and simply put, was an overall pleasure to work with.
and his crew who did the building were excellent as well. I now have a beautiful shed that I know was well built by a company that values their customers and the work they do.

-Andrew B.

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"As expected from previous experience,
's product is excellent. His crew is works, like a well oiled machine! They are extremely courteous as well.

-Rick L.

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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 Salinas

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From start to finish we had a great experience. Phone calls where always returned, the install was done as promised. Every attention to detail was performed. It was a bit pricey, but as the saying goes, You get what you pay for! We would use them again in a Heartbeat!!
- Angela M.
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Not well. Concrete foundation not square, causing the whole build to be out of square. Sill plate, sheating and siding hang off the foundation 2 to 3 inches. Carport corner post not square and not anchored, off 3 inches on the back side and 1 in the front. Crooked interior frame board waves exterior siding. No wrap, no finished carport soffit. Can see daylight inside around base. Was assured when we accepted the bid that all would be complete. We would do nothing but use it. We had to purchased the wrap to put on before the siding. Contacted
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. No payment till fixed. Mr
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came and said the completion of the build was not in the bid. A miscommunication. Offered as a grand gesture to add to the 2x10 headers, move the 6x6's to try to make it look symmetrical in appearance, wrap the headers, install anchor brackets on the 6 x 6 post, and straighten the framing boards. Would complete the soffit for the cost of the material and labor. Would waive the labor costs if we gave 3 referrals. Our response was for him to complete the work with no referrals. We paid the additional cost of materials. Upon completion of the proposed patch work we paid Mr
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the remainer owed
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to be done with the ordeal. That 100 percent guarantee is joke. No amount of patching would make this project right. We checked
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through you and the BBB and used
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because of all the excellent referrals. So, these people may be ok with a shed but don't want them to do anything larger. No offers of a reduction in the cost of the building, no standing by what we were assured by the salesman as a complete project and not a hint of that money back guarentee. Now we are stuck with an expensive bungling building. Definitely not a good experience.
- Janice B.
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I chose
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to build a small shed on the side of my
property after seeing them receive a ton of praise on my neighborhood
Facebook page. They were prompt to come out and give me an on-site
estimate that thoroughly detailed all aspects of the build. They
specified high-quality materials (
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-plank siding, for instance) and
answered all my questions without a shred of sales pressure. Though I
wouldn't call it an inexpensive product, you get what you pay for. My
6x10 shed was built in less than 5 hours, including the time it took to
paint it the perfect shade to match my house. It looks outstanding and
is build extremely well. The shingles match my roof, there's skirting
around the bottom to keep critters out, etc.
When one of my
neighbors filed a complaint that I was building without a permit (you
don't need a permit to build a shed), I contacted
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for advice. He
jumped right in and offered to help me by meeting the inspector at my
house to walk him through all the specs of the build. He was under
absolutely no obligation to do this, but did it anyway to help me out
and ensure I was happy with what they had built. That is true service
after the sale. I highly rec

- Jill V.
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Provided pictures and description for moving the shed, but no one came out to survey the job site until the day of the job. I told Colonial there was a slope in the yard (was identified in the pictures I sent) and sections were soggy from recent rains. I requested no vehicles be used for the move. Workers showed up with no idea of the scope of the project. I ended up letting them use their truck to move the shed, the end result was deep tire ruts in the yard, dead grass from the truck tires, a joist almost knocked out, the door dented and banged up from using the high lift
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and not enough blocks to level the shed on the corners - a block was set under the shed in the middle but it did not provide any support and to make up for concrete blocks they tried to level the shed using pieces of 2 x 4's.
I had to straighten the joist, add blocks to level and reinforce the bottom plate with a 2 x 6. The crew was professional and worked hard - but again was not prepared for the job at hand - overall it was not a pleasant experience.
- Ricky R.
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I am not sure there is enough space to tell the entire story of how "over-the-top"
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and his crew do at building whatever you need like he is building it for a million dollar customer.
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is meticulous in his presentation, scheduling, cleanliness, promptness, etc. I can't say anything bad about
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, his company, his workers. They not only treat your property with respect, they are extremely respectful to us as customers. Having some miles on me, I can tell you how I remember when service providers had respect for their business and customers. How if you went to the corner gas station, they made sure to not only pump the gas for you, but also check your oil, clean your windows (ALL of them!) and make sure you were served with a smile and respect. Now that was a long time ago and seldom seen today, HOWEVER, if you want to see it today...get in touch with
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and you will not only be treated with the utmost respect, you will have something that will stand longer than your house, because he builds them better!!!
Thank You
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and I sincerely apologize in my tardiness in writing this....you are much better than I when it comes to getting things done in time!
All The Best !
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- RANDY T.
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Mr.
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provided a contract for a bathroom remodel that included all tile work and electrical to install a steam shower in our bathroom .
i paid 50% deposit and then 2 other payments to include add on items without a promised invoice. After 5 months of requesting a final bill I received one . He had very little back up and No back up for subcontractors that I had already paid directly for my add owns.He refused to provide me with copies or to meet with me to discuss. I kept very good records.
He tried to overcharge me by over $3000.00 . I proved by way of canceled checks proof of my payments. He never acknowledged or apologized for his very poor accounting practices. Instead he ignored my proof and began bad mouthing me all over our community.
Not a professional way to do business's and very unprofessional behavior. The initial contract that was paid for the bathroom also included all cost to do our project.
His work is sub par at best and is not consistent with his extremely high pricing. I DO NOt recommend this contractor.

- Pamela J.
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DO NOT USE THIS MAN OR HIS COMPANY. HE WILL RIP YOU OFF AND WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND NOT FINISH THE JOB. HE WILL ALSO PAD HIS HOURS AND IF YOU DO HIRE HIM, KEEP TRACK OF THE TIME HIS MEN ARE WORKING FOR YOU.
This was his first job of the year and they finished the roof part and were suppose to come back on a Saturday to build the stairs on the inside of my wood burning building but HE NEVER SHOWED UP and on top of that, HE TRIED TO ADD 8 HOURS TO THE TOTAL TIME WHICH WAS FALSE.

I had used this clown before and trusted him and his crew. He asked to be paid since he needed to pay his guys and I trusted him to come back and finish the job but he did not. I had to build my stairs to finish.
I believe he was p***** because I have kept very good hours of time worked, time spent on break and so forth and I am glad I did because this a****** added on EIGHT HOURS TO TOTAL TIME and I CALLED HIM ON IT!!!
I kept time in my shop and inside my house. This way I had what my wife had wrote down and what I wrote down and he could not challenge me to it because this
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n DOES NOT HELP HIS GUYS WORK. HE JUST DRIVES AROUND DOING NOTHING.
It is my understanding that his father was a stand up guy and did an honest days work for an honest days pay and NEVER PADDED HIS HOURS. This is NOT a review of the Senior
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- Rich L.
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I liked that he was able to reuse materials I already had, and he did an amazing job. He worked over a period of five days, and when he was finished he cleaned up and removed all debris and left my driveway and back yard in pristine order! I was very pleased with all the work he did, and I would recommend him highly.
- Margaret T.

Garage Builders in Salinas, CA

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Allterra Solar

207-B McPherson Street
Santa Cruz

Baggett Construction Services

17874 Moro Rd
Salinas

Bradford Lynn Terry Construction

7441 Leafwood Drive
Prunedale

C.R. Whitney & Son, Inc.

PO Box 827
Marina

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

California Custom Sheds Inc

728-I El Camino Real N
Salinas

Consolidated

P.O. Box 588
Monterey

Cypress Construction

3390 Trevis Way
Carmel

Cypress Development Company

1120 Forest Ave. #176
Pacific Grove

Davis & Associates

1292 Kifer Rd
Sunnyvale

DC Construction

1267 san blanco dr
Salinas

Faulkner Construction

16201 Julie Ln
Lathrop

Hulett Construction

17140 Wilson Way
Watsonville

JM Construction, Inc.

8400 Capstan Circle
Bradley

JRG Construction Co

1245 Kenneth St
Seaside

K.F. Construction, INC.

777 Cass St.
Monterey

Kenneth Chrisman Construction

8730 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel

KRB Construction

18440 Vierra Canyon Road

KRM Construction

PO Box 711
Yreka

Lindgren Construction

2201 Glenview Dr
Hollister

Macedo Construction

PO Box 51144
Pacific Grove

McCoy Building Inc.

299 Reindollar Ave.
Marina

Monterey Bay Construction Inc.

510 Airport Road Suite B

Monumental Construction

325 Donnas Ln
Hollister

Morales Contruction & Consulting

2143 Freedom Blvd
Freedom

Nelson Meza

1155 Monarch Ln Apt H3
Pacific Grove

PACIFIC RECONSTRUCTION INC

1328 BURTON AVE
Salinas

Pena Construction

1904 Park Ave
Sanger

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Ron Pezzini Construction

18471 Meadow Ridge Road
Salinas

Sampaolo Builders

3240 Del Monte Blvd
Marina

Steve Cepin Handyman

229 West Acacia St.
Salinas

United Carports

31500 Grape St
Lake Elsinore

Whent Construction

PO Box Ck
Pacific Grove

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