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"I've used them many time and things have gone extremely well. They've worked on landscaping around my pool, they fixed some of the wood structures in" my horse barn. They've done both my house roof and the barn roof and I plan on having them do more roofing this year as well. The crew is always neat. I always receive a full estimate of work prior to beginning the job which is fully discussed.

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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 East Lyme

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After having received a rebate offer from the North Texas Council of Governments, we decided to have an underground tornado shelter installed at our home in Plano. We researched the different types of shelters available, and settled on the concrete type. We were attracted to
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came out to do the measurements to make sure the shelter would fit on our small lot, we discovered that it would not. We then opted for the 5'x7' flat top shelter, and in hindsight we are glad to have chosen this shelter even though it is more expensive than the larger shelter due to the fact that it is installed deeper underground and the top is basically flush with ground level. A permit is required to install a shelter in Plano, and
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is amazing with his Bobcat machinery which has multiple attachments, including a high powered
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hammer which was needed when he hit rock a few feet down. The installation went smoothly, and we were all amazed at how the shelter was shoehorned into our small area. There was no room for error, and none was made.
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, the office manager was extremely helpful throughout the process as well. I know that many other companies would have dropped our project because it was too difficult and time consuming, but
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stuck with us, and we couldn't be happier with our shelter.
I am confident that they bring this same work ethic and professionalism to their Septic Solutions business as well.
- Edward E.
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, and Pierce counties. Builder did a great job. He was very good at communicating and professional. Both him and his team were very courteous and considerate. He constructed the framing/flooring/support structure on site on a Tuesday; build the rafters/framing and cut the side walls at his facility on Wednesday; assembled the shed on Thursday. Every time he was on-site his team ensured that the area was cleaned up before they left. He completed the job exactly as he had promised. He provides a list of pre-priced options so that you can tailor the shed exactly as you want it and know exactly what it will cost before you commit to the project. I highly recommend this builder if you want a shed built.

- Richard O.
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All the projects were completed in a timely manner at reasonable rates. Ed works with you to build exactly what you have in mind. He offers suggestions but allows the client to determine the final design. He always draws up very understandable plans before starting construction to make sure everyone's on the same page. The quality of the work is solid without taking shortcuts to reduce expenses. We are obviously very happy with the results as we have used
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- Cheryl R.
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Garage was constructed in only three days. Noticed entry door scraping on the trim, contacted
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Great job!!
- John S.
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, were wonderful to work with! We knew we needed to fix the rack in
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before it became a safety issue, but we weren't sure we could afford to build the studio space. We know very little about construction and
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patiently took the time to explain concrete foundation choices, ceiling joists, load support, etc. when he came out in August to provide us with an estimate for the work. He allowed us to do some of the work ourselves, e.g., painting, tree removal, so we could make the job price match our budget. After we agreed on price and design, Garage Gurus began work in November. We have found, with the age of our house, that there are often "surprises" encountered during renovation. This brings up one of
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greatest strengths: the communication regarding these "surprises" and other issues needing resolution was timely, succinct, and very clear. Because of this communication, we added some additional sub-roof repair and decided to re-roof and put new gutters on so that everything is sound and
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and studio visually match one another. Another big strength was their attention to detail - there were several tasks that required some "fussy" retrofitting to the existing structure and
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put in the time to make the appearance of our garage look professional and consistent with the original design. We signed the contract in Sept. 2014 and the guys finished up in January 2015. They went above and beyond the call of duty cleaning up the site before they left. Overall we were extremely happy with the work and enjoyed our interaction with these two very nice guys.
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told me when the job would be started and compleated and it was finished on time.

The work was done by professionals and the owner of the Company was on the job every day.
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- George B.
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We contacted several different companies (receiving quotes from most of them) and in the end chose
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to build a deck. Our new deck is finished, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the result.
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removed our old cedar deck of 17 years and replaced it with a composite. The deck encompasses nearly 800 sq ft of different levels. We asked him to incorporate large planter boxes, a handrail, and benches in the design. Since it appeared to him that we enjoy having planted pots located about the deck, it was
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' suggestion to build a planting table. It's not only useful but an attractive addition. He also added a brick retaining wall to the area. In removing our old deck,
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found rot in some of our house's siding, and he was able to repair that during the building process. He also repaired two spewing outdoor faucets. It's obvious he takes pride in his work---it is exacting and impeccable. It was such a pleasure working with a person of his integrity and professionalism. We appreciated
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' immediate attention to our project. He began the job on the date and time promised, and he stuck with it daily until completion. This project is complete, but we have plans to use
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- Carol B.
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Shingles that were replaced in damaged area were cut short causing water to enter structure. Also, gutter was not fastened securely after work was done. Called a number of times to correct problem with NO RESPONSE. I had to hire someone else to repair the area that they worked on to stop the leaking and repair interior damage. Horrible customer service!!!!!!!
- Rob S.

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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

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

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

Jeff Pappas Plaster and Cement Finishes

213 Fitchville road
Bozrah

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

mj shippee remodeling

532 Cook Hill Rd
Danielson

MOROSKY BUILDING & REMODELING

43 Walnut Dr
Uncasville

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

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

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

Total Remodeler LLC

95 Huntington Dr
Plainfield

Trudeau Home Improvement

20 railroad ave
Plainfield

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