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"2009 work completed, everything looks great. 2012 facia starts rotting, they cover rot with alluminum. 2015 Mold found on inside at roof
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that should have been fixed 3 years earlier. Out of warrantee now. have not heard a peep from the Vice President or representative. You get what you pay for!

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Building or expanding a garage

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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 Blair

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They arrived on time, started building the shed, the frame was up in one day, they returned the next day, finished building it, then it took two days to paint in, they did a very good job. They also cleaned up anything that they might have messed up.!!!!
- Michael D V.
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is incredible. He's an ethical man and a perfectionist, offering impeccable work and a wealth of knowledge. I feel safe and comfortable working with
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- Janis S.
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This went well for us. It took a little longer than we expected but in the end the quality of the product turned out how we'd like. I would recommend this provider. Their communication at times could have been a little better but the end result was good.
- RICHARD T.
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showed up when he said he would to give me a bid.. was easy to reach and rebuilt my garage from the foundation up to great results. They were easy to set up an appt with, they have me a good competitive price and delivered. The team of guys are very thorough and work hard. I am extremely pleased with their work and professionalism
- helen P.
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Contacted Mr.
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for an estimate on a large remodeling project. After reading reviews on Angies List, I was looking forward to potentially working with Mr.
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. He came over to a house that I am purchasing and utilizing a rehab loan to have the work done. Mr.
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spoke about knowing the rehab loan process and navigating his way through it. He was one of several contractors to provide an estimate. After the initial delay in getting the estimate I contacted Mr.
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and was told I would have it by the end of the weekend. The weekend came and passed as well as an additional week. I again contacted Mr.
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by telephone. As I was asking Mr.
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about the estimate on the phone he began laughing at me and hung up. I was unsure if it was a bad connection so I tried calling back and received no answer. I then contacted his office. His secretary told me she would contact Mr.
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and have him call me. I never received a call. I was told I would be provided and estimate and wasn't. I thought whole heartedly I would use Mr.
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on this project as he was familiar with these types of projects. To add insult to injury, Mr.
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is extremely unprofessional and I would not recommend his services to anyone.
- Michael T.
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After I paid him in full, everything started to go sour. The level of expertise wasn't there and the work was amateur at best. The city has sent him a "Stop Work" citation, and he hasn't responded to the city. I have attempted to correspond with him multiple times and I asked him to come and complete the project and he claims he has no more money to complete the project. I have found out that he has done this to several other member of my community.
- Sharon C.
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These people are bad news! They do terrible work and are scam artists. We hired them to build a walkout basement for our new house. First, Skip dug the hole in the wrong place. Not sure how, but he missed where I wanted it by about 30 feet. Next, he placed the support beams in the wrong place. And what's worse is he didn't even know it - I had to point it out to him. Apparently, he doesn't know how to read a set of plans. Let's see...the backhoe I rented? He tore it up. The concrete finishing machine that he rented?
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had to call the police to come pick it up at his house. The concrete forms that he rented? I had to take them back to GFS after they had been overdue for several weeks. Oh, the basement that we hired him to complete? He had to tear down one wall that he put up because it started to crack badly within a week of putting it up and he poured it 3 feet out of square! Avoid
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Construction,
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and Concrete, All Phases Concrete, and whatever other names these cowards use.
- missie W.
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was the contractor in the job. He was on time for every appointment. He returned texts and calls within minutes. He completed everything he said he would within budget, and the work was very good. When
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said he would do some research and get back to us, the turnaround was never more than a couple of days, and there were always several products to review.
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and his team, and would definitely recommend him to someone looking for a contractor.




- Kit B.

All Garage Builders in Blair, NE

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4E Eco Design

312 South 68th St
Omaha

Abell Contracting. LLC

5651 Grant Street
Omaha

American Heritage Restoration LLC

14301 First Nation Bank Pkwy NE
Omaha

Anointed Power

3920 s. 16th str.
Lincoln

ARNOLD ENTERPRISES, LLC

4700 Lakeland Dr
Blair

ayars enterprises

9191 Ogden St
Omaha

Beyond Dreams Construction LLC

14301 FNB Parkway
Omaha

Big Blue Construction

2330 keystone dr suite 101

Blair Construction and Remodeling

12551 S 83rd St
Papillion

Bold Renovations

1383 E 2nd St
Fremont

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Chase Electric

15613 redwood st
Omaha

Cleary Building - Fremont

220 Sheryl Ave
Fremont

Corrado Construction

1605 S 94th St
Omaha

Cory Jensen Construction

Po Box 299
Bennington

Dethlefs Homes, Inc.

16306 Elm St
Omaha

DW Contracting

PO Box 641622
Omaha

GoodeGuy Construction

PO Box 6817
Lincoln

Goslin Contracting

6116 Militarty Ave
Omaha

GREATER OMAHA NARI

PO BOX 390715
Omaha

GREEN RENOVATIONS

P.O. Box 305

Handyman Joes

3706 S 138TH ST
Omaha

Handyman Remodeling

22615 Fairview Rd
Gretna

Heartland Foundations

21305 McClellan cir
Gretna

HRB Construction Inc.

14621 Grover Street
Omaha

J.G. Construction

5357 N 152nd St
Omaha

JC Construction

418 n. 4th St.
Plattsmouth

Jw Builders Inc

8816 Monroe St
Omaha

KC Construction

5634 S 22nd St
Omaha

KD Construction

1714 N 206th st
Elkhorn

Lasting Improvements

5062 S 107th St
Omaha

Lyda Construction LLC

5549 Mason St
Omaha

myer construction

1306 n. 160th st.

On-Site Property Renovations

4803 s 54th street
Omaha

Precision Enterprises Inc

13951 Valley Ridge Drive
Omaha

Premier Exteriors

4780 South 131 St.
Omaha

Quality Remodeling

1414 Beaver Lake Blvd
Plattsmouth

rbilt services

15119 Rock Bluff Ave
Plattsmouth

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

RWE Home Remodeling

8536 Western Ave
Omaha

S L JENSEN CONSTRUCTION CO

6324 S 118th St
Omaha

Schmidt Construction

1905 S 2nd St
Omaha

SEDLACEK CARPENTRY LLC

20380 Buffalo Rd
Gretna

Steve Andersen Electrical Contractors, Inc.

4850 South 137th Street
Omaha

Steve Morford Construction

4101 N 142ND AVE
Omaha

Stewart Enterprises Inc.

2895 Pheasant Dr
Blair

Straightline Design, Inc.

3925 So. 147th Street
Omaha

Sun Roofing

4538 N French Rd

Takoda Green Roofing Inc

2905 N. Street
Omaha

Todd of All Trades

6006 S 149th St.
Omaha

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