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Building or expanding a garage

A homeowner's guide to options for having a new garage built or remodeling an existing garage to convert to livable space.

Garage door safety should be a key consideration when you're giving your garage a once-over.

carport

Does the cost of converting a carport into a garage outweigh the benefits?

If there’s no room for a car inside your garage, you could need extra storage space for your stuff. A shed could meet your needs.

garage remodeling project

One highly rated service provider explains the most important questions to ask and steps to take to help guide you through a complete garage remodeling project.

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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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The short version is that refused to perform the work as outlined in the signed contract.
The explanation provided by Bill , the field supervisor, was that the owner, instructed them to walk away from the job because they were not going to remove the existing sand bed before ...More pouring the concrete. I used to be an electrician, and even I know that you don't build anything on sand. Not if you want it to be permanent. Have they never been to the beach? Aren't there parables about construction projects in these conditions?
Their contract states "Builder agrees that he [bolded in their contract] will remove all debris, equipment, materials, etc. from the location upon completion of the construction." I might have understood if they were at least going to provide a change order estimate for the sand to be removed, but they didn't even offer one. This is an additional breach of contract. QHR knew about the sand bed, because I addressed it when he was on site to provide the estimate. I also brought it up during a phone call on Friday, November 13, when Bill called to schedule the work for the following Monday morning at 7:30am. He seemed shocked that I would expect them to remove the sand, and asked if there was anywhere on the property that they could dump it. This was a ridiculous request, and I told him that I expected them to remove the sand from the property. He said that he would talk to and see what he wanted to do, because there wasn't enough money in the job to haul that away.
Per our agreement, I spent all day Sunday removing the pavers and border stones from the area.
Monday morning arrived, and Bill was about 30 minutes early. This is the only positive thing I can say about the experience. I commented that he was early, and he said the concrete truck was scheduled for 8am. I thought that was a bit premature, since the sand still needed to be removed, the forms set, etc. but I didn't presume to know the timeline of doing this best. If I did, I'd be doing it myself. When I asked him about removing the sand, he implied that they were going to pour the concrete directly on the sand, and that everything would be fine. I told him that that was not acceptable, and he said that one of the incoming workers would explain.
When the rest of the crew arrived, I explained again that the sand must be removed, and they asked where I wanted it piled up in the yard. I reiterated that it was in their contract for all debris to be removed. Bill explained that they would put the sand on a tarp nearby and haul it away once everything was finished. The workers laid out plastic sheeting (presumably to put the sand before removing it for good).
At this point Bill disappears. The guys started digging in the sand to find out how deep it was, and I went inside to throw something away. When I came back outside a few minutes later, all of the wheelbarrows, shovels, etc were gone, and one of the workers was grabbing the last of his things. I asked what was going on, and he explained that Bill said to pack up - they weren't doing the job. I went out to the where Bill was parked, and he said that told him that they weren't going to pay for the sand to be removed and had instructed Bill "to just walk away." It apparently doesn't matter that I have a signed contract saying that they would perform the work for a given price. They didn't even entertain the possibility of providing a change order, which was also in their contract, if needed.
The bottom line is that they are in breach of contract, and are not reputable. The way the issue was handled after flatly refusing to address it was staggeringly UNPROFESSIONAL. There were no surprises in the installation conditions. Bill saw with his own eyes what the area looked like. I addressed the issue of the sand multiple times, and it always seemed that he was trying to avoid the topic or gloss it over as no big deal. If I hadn't been insistent on the sand removal, I shudder to think that they would have tried pouring the concrete on top of it, and we would have had nothing but problems with it. There would likely be more reliable results having a truck full of circus clowns pull up and handle the construction.
This company is profoundly unprofessional, and I urge everyone to avoid doing business with them at all costs.
- Ben A.
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We are very pleased with he work and would definitely use them again. is very pleasant and professional to work with. and crew are meticulous and clean. They took their time and went over the work thoroughly before they finished.
- John S.
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I bought a 2nd shed through a box store. As they were here doing the installation we found out that a ramp had not been ordered. After working with a rep from the store two metal ramps were delivered to the store. It was not what we wanted. I finally got a call from explaining what we wanted the rep did not understand what we ...More are looking for. he asked for pictures of the 1st wood ramp. It has been over two months since the email was sent. Have not heard back from the company, even after talking to a rep at the store.
- Paul C.
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He did a superb job in a timely manner and kept us updated as to how it was progressing. He is man of his word and delivered the finished project as promised. Highly recommend his work and his professionalism. Will hire him again this coming Spring to remove an earlier dock extension and for cleaning and sealing our entire deck and dock.
- FRAN B.
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Perfect service and perfect job. One of best contractors ever!! The barn quality is superb!!
is a great person and a great professional.
- Tom G.
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They came timely to give a written estimate. They were prompt and courteous. At the time, they were about one month out on construction. I signed up for the first available slot.
Before I left for work, they got to work at 7am. I was able to show them where I wanted it....and when I came home from work - it was completed. In fact - I was ...More told it was completed by 2:30pm.


- Bobby H.
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Attempting a kitchen upgrade project can be a daunting task, especially when you're looking for the best company to do the job. After making many calls and uncovering a few possibilities, I decided to use for this project. I was impressed with his ease at answering my many questions and his assurance that the job would be ...More done to my specifications in a timely manner. always kept me posted as to when the job would be completed, giving me step-by-step details as to pricing and the time required, while working with my schedule.
's work was both professional and very high quality. He transformed my kitchen into a room that is both aesthetically beautiful and highly functional and one that exceeded my expectations.
If you're looking for someone who will do a great job, is fair priced and a pleasure to work with fits the bill.
- John L.
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They came very well recommended by a co- worker of mine, from our first meeting we were really impressed with their professionalism and great inputs about our project. We received all quotes and decided to move foward with and we couldn't be happier with this decision. They were not the lowest price we had, but we felt ...More they were being more "inclusive" and upfront with their numbers and their proposal letter. The quality of their work is great and speaks by itself, they brought a great sense of urgency and effectiveness to the project since they knew we had to move out of our old place. We were impressed by how hard their crews worked and how nice and professional they are. They were very responsive throughout the whole project and made this whole remodeling experience a breeze for our family!
- Bruno F.

Garage Builders in Omaha, NE

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312 Construction Inc.

8802 Honey Locust Dr.
Lavista

4E Eco Design

114 S 67th Ave
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

Ashdan Construction

2242 S 160th St
Omaha

Astro Buildings

1109 South 19th Street, Suite A
Omaha

Avery Handyman Svc

215 Bellevue Blvd N
Bellevue

ayars enterprises

9191 Ogden St
Omaha

Beyond Dreams Construction LLC

14301 FNB Parkway
Omaha

Big Blue Construction

2330 keystone dr suite 101

BJT Construction

3140 S 21st ST

Blackburn & Sons Remodeling

290 N 7th Street
Springfield

Bold Renovations

1383 E 2nd St
Fremont

Camenzind Homes

10406 State St.
Omaha

Chase Electric

15613 redwood st
Omaha

Cleary Building - Fremont

220 Sheryl Ave
Fremont

Corrado Construction

1605 S 94th St
Omaha

Crosby Construction

8960 underwood av.
Omaha

D&R House Restoration

8506 Kauai Dr
Papillion

Dave Sorys Construction, Inc.

16704 V Street
Omaha

Dethlefs Homes, Inc.

16306 Elm St
Omaha

DW Contracting

PO Box 641622
Omaha

Exterior Options

6515 Irvington Rd
Omaha

Fine Line Construction

10338 Newport Avenue
Omaha

GoodeGuy Construction

PO Box 6817
Lincoln

Goslin Contracting

6116 Militarty Ave
Omaha

Handyman Joes

3706 S 138TH ST
Omaha

Handyman Jones

19315 I St
Omaha

Handyman Remodeling

22615 Fairview Rd
Gretna

Hanigan Construction, LLC

16922 Grand Ave
Omaha

Heartland Foundations

21305 McClellan cir
Gretna

Hegemann Construction

3480 north county road 20ave

Hoffman Weber Construction Inc.

15125 Industrial Rd
Omaha

HRB Construction Inc.

14621 Grover Street
Omaha

J&M Contractors

1135 N. H St.
Fremont

Jason Miller Construction & Demo

13937 Greenfield Rd
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

KEHM CONTRACTORS, INC.

1446 S 13th St
Omaha

Lasting Improvements

5062 S 107th St
Omaha

Lyda Construction LLC

5549 Mason St
Omaha

MDanekas Deck Pros 2

2348 South 35th St.
Lincoln

Micah and Sons Construction LLC

6006 N 116th cir
Omaha

Moss Construct

9317 corby st
Omaha

myer construction

1306 n. 160th st.

On-Site Property Renovations

4803 s 54th street
Omaha

Pinnacle Builders

129 North 38th Avenue
Omaha

Precision Enterprises Inc

13951 Valley Ridge Drive
Omaha

Premier Exteriors

13548 Discovery Drive
Omaha

Quality Remodeling

1414 Beaver Lake Blvd
Plattsmouth

rbilt services

15119 Rock Bluff Ave
Plattsmouth

ROCKLAND HOMES INC

7410 S 168th Ave
Omaha

RWE Home Remodeling

8536 Western Ave
Omaha

S L JENSEN CONSTRUCTION CO

6324 S 118th St
Omaha

SANWICK REMODELING CONTRACTORS

2335 S 147TH ST
Omaha

SDK, Incorporated

4211 N 150th Street
Omaha

SEDLACEK CARPENTRY LLC

20380 Buffalo Rd
Gretna

Skyline Construction Services

716 Beaverlake blvd
Plattsmouth

Soflin Construction, LLC.

11525 Decatur Plaza
Omaha

SOUTHFORK HOMES

20362 HUSKER DR
Gretna

Stanger Enterprises

13520 Giles Road, Suite E
Omaha

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

STRONG1

p.o. box 2224

Sun Roofing

1883 N Silverspring Dr

Takoda Green Roofing Inc

2905 N. Street
Omaha

Terry Negley

1114 Lafayette Dr
Papillion

The Garage Co

8301 Q St
Omaha

The Loveland Company

415 South 217th St
Omaha

VORTEX CONSTRUCTION

4802 LAUREL AVE
Omaha

Werts Contruction

14718 V Plaza
Omaha

Whitney Manufacturing, Inc

4304 NE 1st Street

Wise construction Improvement LLC

1224 gold coast rd
Papillion

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