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"Cedo is amazing. He did the work quickly, cleaned up after himself, and made suggestions where he thought my ideas could be improved on (and they were)! I was totally" impressed. I thought the price was fair as well, considering all the little tasks he did for me.

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compared to the experiences I had with the other estimators. It was a little tricky scheduling my project due to weather issues, but they did a great job with staying in touch with me and communicating with me on where I was in the queue. Once the project got started, it was clear these guys knew exactly what they were doing and that they've built thousands of garages. Overall, I couldn't be happier with the process, the people and most importantly my new garage.

-Kevin K.

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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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was very professional: always returned or answered calls promptly, showed up when he said he would, both for quotes and fence installation.
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he put in looks great. He worked steadily and quickly and over 2 days cleaned up after himself, consulted with me whenever there were decisions to be made about conformance to elevation changes and methodology to repair a leaning gate section that wouldn't open properly. His quote was lower than some competitors but I would say the quality of work and materials was top notch. I highly recommend him and wouldn't hesitate to employ him again.
- Rick M.
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lives up to it's name.
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the owner did a great job. Super nice with tones of talent. My bathroom finish came out great. He even came out again and fix the dings that happen after the tiling was done. Great, great job!!
- Rachel T.
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Everything was done perfectly; friendly and informative; helpful ideas for solving problems; fast and organized - finishes project before moving to next customer. Picks up all debris and cleans up. E-mails or calls when he will be here. Very professional and trustworthy
- Beth G.
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the carpenter came around 9:30 am and started to unload his truck. He built the entire shed in 8 hours which is quite impressive given the attention to detail he demonstrated. I was home that day and was able to watch.
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had his son helping him. He installed a window, a ramp and a 10' x 2' loft. The shed came with upgraded premier package. Very nice quality trim on the outside. It's all PVC and wont fade or rot. The siding came primed on the outside with a nice tan color. I'm extremely happy with the results and it was worth the 7 week waiting time!
- Ryan F.
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in the past and plan to use them again. Their estimates are reasonable and accurate. They are skilled, knowledgeable, and efficient. Enjoyed working with them.
- Cheryl P.
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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.
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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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'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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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.

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

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

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

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

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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