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"A day before the install date I was called out of the country and wanted to reschedule but salesman said that was not possible and they would have no problem placing" shed. I had a bad feeling about the placement so I sent pictures that day with the measuring tape set at the proper distance with close up and far out pics so it was clear where it was to be set. When I got back from my trip it was not even close. 8" off one way and 5" off the other way. This is what happens when a company gets their money up front. The shed was unusable because I could not fill it until they placed it. So I called
4 times to try to get Shed moved and each time someone would say what was wrong and someone will get back with you. Which no one did. After 3 or 4 days on my last call to get some answers I found out that THEY USED a SUB CONTRACTOR to install the shed and the lady said, here is the number you call him. NICE CUSTOMER SERVICE... FUNNY the salesman failed to tell me they use Sub-contractors to do there installs. I might have not spent the money for this shed. Natural the first phone call to the SUB went right to voice mail but he did call back about 30 minutes later. He told me that his team was not going to be in that area for another 5 days to get it moved. So there goes another 5 days of delaying another project because I cant put anything in the shed before it gets moved. I cant believe the customer service from
.. HORRIBLE No one ever said we are so sorry we will be out tomorrow and put it right where you want it That would have solved the whole problem It just shows me they just have a lot of people just collecting a paycheck. Who needs customer service when you have all their money up front. Now look how they finished my roof in these pictures. I'm sure any professional roofer would just laugh. I wonder how long I have to wait before these nails rust out and it starts leaking all over my possessions.

-David S.

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"It went fine but there were a few times they would say they would be here the next day, and then not show up. Overall though, they were always very nice and their" work is very good. My husband was extremely happy with the finished product.

-Gaylene Y.

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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 Godfrey

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They were easy to work with and very responsive.
They're were a couple of small issues that needed to be resolved after completion of the garage and they were very good on the followup.
- mark B.
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We are excited about our shed we purchased from
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Barns! Our entire experience has been wonderful. The shed was built very well and the guy who delivered it took his time to place it exactly where we wanted it. We will definitely do business with
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- Joanne W.
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We first noticed
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at a local home and garden expo and liked how well built their sheds were. A few months later we got a call from them that they were running a special so decided to go ahead and get it installed. There were quite a few back and forth e-mail with our salesperson,
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, to hammer out all of the details. Once that was done, we were told to contact scheduling. However,
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the scheduler never responded to my numerous voicemails and even when I notified
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of this, he said he would followed up but failed to do so. These sort of issues are unacceptable as it felt like they had no interest in scheduling the work, they really need to improve their responsiveness. After 2-3 weeks of having no luck with scheduling I finally got
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on the phone and we scheduled it for that Friday.
The installers arrived on-time and were able to setup the entire shed within 3 hours. They did a great job and there have been no issues in the 6 months since then. The shed even weathered a very strong storm in October without any issues. So the build quality was great but the customer service part of the transaction was severely lacking.
- Kiran G.
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We contracted them through Home Depot. My issues are with the interactions I have with
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, not Home Depot.
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is a small company out of Waxahatchie, TX. They send builders out to many cities in TX, including
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. I will list the miscommunications in order of occurrence.
1.) I applied for a Project Loan at Home Depot and needed
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to send a copy of my contract to them so I could get a line of credit.
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said they faxed them, so I arrived at the Home Depot I requested the fax be sent to. Home Depot never got the fax. 2 hours later, after phoning
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and finding out they were faxed to a different location, they managed to fax it to the right place and I was issued my line of credit.
2.) The contractor arrived at my home to do my estimate and work up drawings. He told me the drawings would be emailed to me by that Friday. I emailed the contactor, he apologized, stated he was 3 days behind and would have them to me by the following Wednesday.
3.) I received the drawings and began emailing the office manager
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to try and schedule a time for installation. I attempted to call the office to schedule by phone as I work nights and have a weird schedule. I could never get her on the phone and instead of calling me back she kept sending me emails that said, "We will be at your house on this day, at this time." I would email back and say that's not good for me, please call me. Then another email, "We will be at your house on another day, and another time." At this point I'm very frustrated and happened to catch her by phone at 7am one morning. She apologized and scheduled a date 3 weeks out.
4.) I paid for a
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and blinds and was told they would both be installed at the same time. The builders arrived on time and completed the
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, then started packing up. I said," Aren't you going to install the blinds?" "What blinds? They didn't give us any blinds." I called the office, got
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and she said, "Oh yeah, your blinds didn't come in on time. We will have to schedule that installation separately." I told her if I had known this, I would have waited for the blinds to come in and done the whole thing at once! Now I had to spend another day sitting around, waiting for builders.
5.) So then I wait for an email, and it arrives. "Your blinds have arrived! They will be installed at this day, at this time." So now I begin the frustrating process of trying to arrange a time that works for me via email, phone, ect.
6.) The day of blind installation arrives and I'm told the builder will arrive between noon and 4pm. By 4:30 no one has arrived. I call
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and she tells me the builder's car broke down earlier that day and he wouldn't make it. I was livid! I asked her why had no one called me earlier to tell me this? Why am I again, having to call you to find out what is going on? Now I've wasted another day! She had no good explanation.
7.) Finally I was made a priority and he was out within the next couple of days and quickly installed the blinds. I was so glad to finally be done with this ridiculous, unorganized company. My whole experience with
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was one huge frustrating, pull your hair out, cluster f%&#. Never again.
- Laura W.
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They are an excellent company and did excellent work. They were on time, professional, knowledgeable and I would definately recommend their services to others.
- Dick W.
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This company is top notch.. Their work is excellent quality and they give very professional service. . I highly recommend them
- Mary C.
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The best part about his service was the understanding first of what I wanted to store, how I used the stuff I stored (e.g. zero turn motor largest item) and what I needed from
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. It felt like the design effort up front was very personalized, even though I knew the sheds were not custom builds, but pre-fab'ed designs....More /> Install was flawless. Less than 4 hours.
- Patrick W.
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Mr.
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did an excellent job building a detached garage. He provided a free estimate and showed up on time to discuss the job. He gave an estimate and did not go over the estimate on the price. He went above and beyond the job, wiring some old antique lights to the exterior that took extra time and patience. He even provided extra wiring for future projects without charging extra on the price.. I was very happy with the Garage, I would hire
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again with no hesitation. Its nice to find someone that is hardworking and honest.
- kim C.

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Autumn Oaks Roofing, LLC

1769 Scherer Parkway

BETTER GUYS E & I

2007 NOVEM DR

BJS HOME IMPROVEMENT LLC

7021 HOLLY HILLS AVE

Blue Earth Building

400 St. John
Belleville

Bonne Terre Builders & Developers

5872 Old Alton Edwardsville Rd
Edwardsville

Boss Construction & Home Pros

11 Hillcrest Dr
Fairview Heights

Bourdeau Construction

3310 Woodsway Dr

C MAURER BUILDING

131 SHARON PL

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Cardinal Built L.L.C.

608 Orchid Drive

CARLILE CONTRACTING L.L.C.

3027 Boylston Hill Ct.

Castle Rock Restoration Inc

732 Telser Rd
Lake Zurich

Coach House Garages

1902 E Sycamore

Colgate Design+Build

12444 Powerscourt Dr.

Complete Home Solutions

19 Grandbrook Blvd
Collinsville

CREATIVE HOME SOLUTIONS

14525 AVOCADO LANE

CSL

3026 west main
Belleville

Dettmer Homes

PO Box 344

Discoveration Inc.

6 Lebanon Ave
Belleville

DOTec Engineering Corp

424 Jefferson St

DTC Contracting Inc

6142 Chantilly Bend
Waterloo

DTS Construction LLC

406 Cardiff Lane

EHLEN CONTRACTING INC

12893 Morgans Meadow Rd

energy shelter

13060 w. watson

Enterprise Contracting and Construction

10944 Gravois Industrial CT.

Equity Contracting, LLC

11911 Westline Industrial Dr.

FERGUSON CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 69
Glen Carbon

Get it Done

7045 Lena Ave

Green World Solutions

7 Count Fleet Circle

Ground Zero Storm Shelters

4600 Independence Rd

HACKMANNS LUMBER CO

3030 HWY 94 S

Haislar Properties Inc

1220 River Chase Dr

Handymanage

6643 Sutherland

HMS Construction, Inc.

4820 Green Valley Drive

Holmes Brick & Stone

7225 Zephyr Pl

HOME DEPOT

6190 MID RIVER MALL DR

HOUSE DOCTORS HANDYMAN SERVICES

PO BOX 69
Glen Carbon

Innovating Renovation

2755 East b st rd
Belleville

Irish Construction

6115 Pershing Avenue

J G Construction & Painting

315 E Church St
Collinsville

J&C Construction LLC

1304 Sandalwood Dr
Belleville

JCarpentry

Edwardsville

JH Exteriors

6549 Highway 61-67

JM Construction

238 Woodland Dr
Edwardsville

Joe Fix It Handyman Services

409 Garden St
Cahokia

Kincade Construction

37 W Acton Ave
Wood River

Klemme Construction, Inc.

2 Meadow Acres
Millstadt

Lafayette Construction

3000 S. Jefferson

Lato Construction

1042 Forder Crossing Dr

Loughman Builders-Remodelers

1917 Scheel street
Belleville

Luxurious Concepts Llc

410 Picket Fence Dr

M&M Maintenance LLC.

1722 Hudson Rd.

M-PAC Designs

4140 Ehlmanmn Rd

M.A. Enterprises

336 Magoffin Trails Court

M.E.U. BUILDERS LLC.

11362 Burgess Ave

Mains Construction LLC

13336 Waggoner Rd

MARMON BUILDERS INC

1121 VANDALIA ST
Collinsville

Mattea Construction

9200 Collinsville Rd
Collinsville

Mayflower Container Services

13390 Lakefront Drive

McGee's contracting

145 Union Hill Rd
Fairview Heights

McManus Construction Inc

4100 Seibert Ave

McMen Services

3824 birch dr.

MD Sebastian Construction

4825 Upper Blackwell Rd

Mick Construction Inc

537 Buena Vista St
Edwardsville

Midtown Builders LLC

1727 Ontario Dr
Waterloo

NOAH BUILDERS INC

276 HIGHWAY F

Norse Construction, LLC

476 Old Smizer Mill Rd

Oliver Contracting

4327 Portland Pl

One by One Construction

1219 Wagon Wheel TRL

Pace Design & Construction

2419 Calico Lane
Maryville

Parker Contracting

304 Deep Cove Drive
Edwardsville

Penny Window

9910 Halls Ferry

Reed's Remodeling

9 North 10th Street
Belleville

REL Construction

403 brookeside drive
Caseyville

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Renovation Systems

8377 S. Engle Creek Dr.

RICK'S GENERAL HOUSEHOLD REPAIRS

135 Twin Oaks Dr
Belleville

RingCo Construction L.L.C.

5224 Autumnwinds Dr

River City Carpentry LLC

6105 Polacek Dr
Waterloo

RT Construction Co

4125 N Florissant Ave

RTR Construction

15009 Manchester Rd

Ryterski Remodeling Inc.

940 Alton Ave
Madison

Scott Harris Construction

925 Wingmead Dr
Freeburg

Superior Construction St Louis

2422 Trolley Crossing

Sustainable Concrete Services Inc

301 S Douglas
Saint Jacob

T&J Contracting LLC

410 W. Schuetz St
Lebanon

Taylor Construction

8446 Dittmer Catawissa Rd.

USA Construction, LLC

5003 Brittany Downs Dr

Vanderbilt Homes

2617 Wynncrest Ridge Drive

WEBB FAMILY CONTRACTING

1216 Ranworth Dr
Godfrey

West End Services

17 Woodside Drive
Belleville

Whitney Manufacturing, Inc

4304 NE 1st Street

Wilmco

811 Hollywood Heights Rd
Caseyville

Young Innovations

5235 Butler Hill Estates Drive

Young Remodeling Company

20 Cedar Park Dr

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