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should have told me that I I needed to pull a permit. They should" have also told me that the shed needed to be placed on a concrete slab instead of telling me that their installed solution is "good to go" for
County. It's not. Ordering a shed from them has been a pain. I would NOT do business with them again.

-Beverly S.

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"All in all looks ok. I am not happy with the overall. I wish he would come back and fix things. When money was owed to him and during job he responded very quickly," but now that he has been paid he does not return calls or texts. When I Di get him to respond it is short answers. Would not recommend.

-Wanda W.

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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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The shed is beautiful and the gentleman who helped us place the order was very helpful in adjusting things to our specifications. It has a peg board for my tools and a potting shelf/table under the window where I can work. A shelf above that has plenty of room for my pots. We personally added a wall of shelving from Lowes. My mother-in-law calls it the
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It had rained the day before the gravel bed and shed were delivered. The weight of the gravel truck and delivery truck (with 2 sheds on it), left deep grooves in the lawn. I would have expected them to
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boards down to protect the lawn. When I called the company about it, I was told that the grooves would work themselves out in a few months. Well, they didn't, even after renting a lawn roller. Ultimately, I bought dirt to fill the grooves and reseeded.
- Nadine O.
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and his helper built a level wood base & and assembled/installed a 4'x8' garden shed which I had purchased at
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's Club. He also picked up all the lumber supplies from local hardware store per agreed additional charge. This was accomplished in 1 day.
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is very reliable and pleasant to deal with. I subsequently used him for a second job, to cut down, split & stack firewood from four (4) dead trees on my property. This job took 3 days.
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left the work site in neat and clean condition. I highly recommend him.
- Genie S.
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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
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- Leo P.
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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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- 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.
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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
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- Roy E.
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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.

Garage Builders in East Lyme, CT

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ABCR Solutions

P.O. Box 512
Old Mystic

Advanced Improvements LLC

61 W Main St
Mystic

AGENDA HOME IMPROVEMENT

123 BEAR HILL RD
Dayville

ARTISTIC HOME IMPROVEMENT

70 WHALEHEAD RD
Gales Ferry

Avery and Sons

265 Colonel Ledyard Hwy
Mystic

B & M Builders Decks Plus

63 Bullhill Rd.
Colchester

BAZINET LLC

41 Sullivan Rd
Jewett City

Behrmann Builders

417 Kemp Rd.

BENEDETTO PAINTING & HOME INPROVEMENT

133 MILFORD POINT RD
Milford

Benoit Builders LLC

80 Brunswick Ave
Moosup

Cabral's Home Improvement LLC

54 Alger Place
New London

Caulkins Design & Building

5 Freedom Way
Niantic

Colonial Contracting, LLC

161 Babcock Road
North Stonington

Dependable Contracting Services

6 Plant Drive
Waterford

DM Remodeling

290 Ohio Ave
Groton

Edward Gonsalves

89 Niantic River Rd
Waterford

Erik's Design Build Associates Inc

110 River Rd
Jewett City

Ferrandino Enterprises LLC

18 Highview Rd
Ridgefield

Fisher and White Construction

12 Douglas Lane
Waterford

Fuery Development Group LLC

445 N Main St
Norwich

Fuery Development Group LLC

445 North Main St
Norwich

Gene McAllister Builder, LLC

473 Fabyan Rd
North Grosvenordale

Girard's General Contracting LLC

12 Crocker Hill Rd.
Ledyard

GO2DUMP LLC

144 New Road
Thompson

Holtzworth Home Improvement

81 Norwich Salem Tpke
Oakdale

Home Elements LLC

455 Levita Road
Lebanon

J Davis llc Remodeling

PO Box 375
Niantic

jeremy hill builders

99 Jeremy Hill Rd
Stonington

John R. Allanach

352 Flanders Road
Stonington

JPW Building, LLC

257 Water Street
Canterbury

JRS Custrom Interiors

25 Prospect St
Putnam

K. Perkins Contracting

23 Braman Rd
Waterford

Krupula Enterprise LLC

432 North Main Street
Moosup

L.P. Alice Contracting Services L.L.C.

64 Bushnell Rd
Jewett City

LARRY THE HANDYMAN

66 STONYBROOK RD
Gales Ferry

MAJ Remodeling LLC

17 Deerfield Rd
Waterford

McCutcheon Building & Remodeling

32 Myrock Ave
Waterford

MHI Building & Remodeling

60 Scotland Rd
Chaplin

Michael Mish Construction

7 Hazelwood Dr
Baltic

mj shippee remodeling

532 Cook Hill Rd
Danielson

MOROSKY BUILDING & REMODELING

43 Walnut Dr
Uncasville

MRD Remodelling LLC.

59 Hartford rd

New England Traditions

262 Derry Hill Rd
Uncasville

New Hope Carpentry

58 May Street
Fairfield

North American Building Inc

100 Putnam Rd
Dayville

Pataya Flooring & Stone Supply LLC

34 D Industrial Park Rd
Niantic

Procraft Construction

27 Harris Fuller Rd
Preston

RB Painting & Restoration

206 Cow Hill Rd
Mystic

Select Construction LLC

82 Cross Road
Chaplin

Sevigny Custom Barns

47 Starr Road
Thompson

Shaw Remodeling

361 Main St Apt 1
Niantic

Simonds & Co LLC

4 Broadway Ave
Mystic

STRESS FREE SOLUTIONS HOME IMPROVEMENTS

19 Valerie Street
Waterford

The helpingHand

5 North Glenwoods
Gales Ferry

Total Remodeler LLC

95 Huntington Dr
Plainfield

Trudeau Home Improvement

20 railroad ave
Plainfield

UpRite Construction

4 Watson Road
Quinebaug

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