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"The details of our experience follows. What needs to be said first of all is that there are some disputed items here between us and the contractor. When the work" was finished we did not have what we asked for (usable storage space in the attic above the garage) and some of the work he did accomplish was flawed (drywall was not properly finished) and he never responded to correct the issues.
asserts that he made it clear to us that it would not be possible to provide attic space. This dispute took us to arbitration with the state Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations (OCABR). After more than a year of arbitration it was determined that
would prevail on the issue of the attic space (mainly because no one but us was ever aware of the conversation), but would be responsible for paying $575 (Half of the arbitration costs and $500 for poor quality finish of the drywall). His attorney was given a date of 8/13/2015 to pay this award. It is now 8/25/2015 and we have heard nothing from
or his attorney. During the construction process, there were several occasions that my wife and I had to step in and point out areas that were not being accomplished in accordance with his own plans. The foundation was nearly poured with the opening for the garage door in the wrong place. If my wife hadn't sent me pictures at work just before they poured it,
would have had a great deal of additional work to account for. While framing the exterior wall, my wife noticed that he had put the window in the wrong place. He gladly moved it (twice). When the issue of the storage space came up,
immediately called his attorney without attempting to work with us to correct the issue. We offered several times prior to arbitration to work with him on correcting the "oversight", offering to split the costs with him at one point. The above should be clear regarding the quality of his work and his responsiveness and professionalism. We have since modified the garage to accommodate the attic space we had asked for. This required $1700 additional and two steel beams with supporting posts that we had not planned to have in our garage. Had the work been done as we expected there would have been no need for these extra intrusive items in the garage. Needless to say, we are not very happy with the work of this contractor.

-David J.

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"Showed up on time, installed fixture and repaired wall outlets. Cleaned up the work. Very professional and friendly. Highly recommended.

-carter E.

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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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and his team were fantastic to work with. They helped us design the project and then did the work from beginning to end. They specialize in making homes accessible and that is exactly what we needed. They brought their expertise to the project and we were thrilled.


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He showed up on time to look at the job. He gave us a quick quote and was able to do the job the next week. Great to work with. Will use them again.
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were very professional and patient with my constant changes to the plans. They were extremely helpful with aiding me with design options and ways to get the most out of the square footage that I had. I will say that everything went as planned and they came in on the budget that I had set. I would most definitely go to them for any further construction needs that I may have or that my daughter may have. Overall, wonderful experience.
- Suzanne F.
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and the men who work with him are friendly, knowledgeable, hardworking, and cleaned up completely after completing their work. They worked long hours to finish the job.
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My Issue with this company: They were a NO SHOW to an appointment I confirmed with the Company the night before. Very disappointing!
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They arrived on time and got to work quickly. Informed me immediately of an unexpected expense. Job was completed in 1 day when they had quoted 2 days for the entire project. Work is great and has stated if a problem does arise they will fix it ASAP.
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As of today, August 20, 2015 Dick Woods has not responded to any of my pleas to resolve whatever has happened for him not to show up at this job. It is a known fact that Dick Woods is now working at another site and has still not repaid our deposit. Shenango Steel Buildings will never again recommend him for the erection of their buildings.
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Garage Builders in Godfrey, IL

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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 & K Heating and Cooling, Inc.

1116 Galaxy Drive
Lebanon

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

101 W Evergreen Pkwy # 104

Chrisjon Contactors

2999 Brenda Lane

Classic Buildings LLC

67 Progress Ln

Classic Outdoor Sales LLC

1805 Veterans Memorial Pkwy

Coach House Garages

1902 E Sycamore

Colgate Design+Build

12444 Powerscourt Dr.

Crabtree Construction, Inc

10625 Voges Rd
Lebanon

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

Eagleview Inc., General Contracting

4008 Stanka Lane
Godfrey

EHLEN CONTRACTING INC

12893 Morgans Meadow Rd

energy shelter

13060 w. watson

Enterprise Contracting and Construction

9845 Saint Charles Rock Rd

Equity Contracting, LLC

11911 Westline Industrial Dr.

FERGUSON CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 69
Glen Carbon

Furtak Construction

518 N. Main st.
Freeburg

G & G Restoration LLC

308 Johnston Dr

HMS Construction, Inc.

4820 Green Valley Drive

Holmes Brick & Stone

7225 Zephyr Pl

HOME DEPOT

6190 MID RIVER MALL DR

Hooten Homes LLC

611 Goose Creek Dr

HOUSE DOCTORS HANDYMAN SERVICES

PO BOX 69
Glen Carbon

Innovating Renovation

2755 East b st rd
Belleville

Irish Construction

6115 Pershing Avenue

J&C Construction LLC

1304 Sandalwood Dr
Belleville

JCarpentry

Edwardsville

JH Exteriors

6643 Hwy 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

Le Roy Construction &Remodeling

707 North Illinois Street
Belleville

Loughman Builders-Remodelers

1917 Scheel street
Belleville

LOVE CONSTRUCTION & ROOFING

2180 SHIRLENE DR
Granite City

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

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

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

SILCO CONSTRUCTION, LLC

1575 Big Hollow Rd

Skidderboyz

15195 Greenridge Road
Girard

Snyder's Construction

3930 Randall St

STLBuildPro

6517 Michigan Ave

Stonebridge Roofing

12520D Olive Blvd 133

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.

The Golden Hammer

6130 Louisiana Ave

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

Work Horse Construction

93 St. Charles Street

Work Horse Construction Group

93 St. Charles Street

Young Innovations

5235 Butler Hill Estates Drive

Young Remodeling Company

20 Cedar Park Dr

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