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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 Poughkeepsie

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After having received a rebate offer from the North Texas Council of Governments, we decided to have an underground tornado shelter installed at our home in Plano. We researched the different types of shelters available, and settled on the concrete type. We were attracted to
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came out to do the measurements to make sure the shelter would fit on our small lot, we discovered that it would not. We then opted for the 5'x7' flat top shelter, and in hindsight we are glad to have chosen this shelter even though it is more expensive than the larger shelter due to the fact that it is installed deeper underground and the top is basically flush with ground level. A permit is required to install a shelter in Plano, and
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After a couple of false starts due to a delivery problem and the weather, we now have our shelter installed.
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is amazing with his Bobcat machinery which has multiple attachments, including a high powered
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hammer which was needed when he hit rock a few feet down. The installation went smoothly, and we were all amazed at how the shelter was shoehorned into our small area. There was no room for error, and none was made.
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, the office manager was extremely helpful throughout the process as well. I know that many other companies would have dropped our project because it was too difficult and time consuming, but
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I am confident that they bring this same work ethic and professionalism to their Septic Solutions business as well.
- Edward E.
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, and Pierce counties. Builder did a great job. He was very good at communicating and professional. Both him and his team were very courteous and considerate. He constructed the framing/flooring/support structure on site on a Tuesday; build the rafters/framing and cut the side walls at his facility on Wednesday; assembled the shed on Thursday. Every time he was on-site his team ensured that the area was cleaned up before they left. He completed the job exactly as he had promised. He provides a list of pre-priced options so that you can tailor the shed exactly as you want it and know exactly what it will cost before you commit to the project. I highly recommend this builder if you want a shed built.

- Richard O.
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All the projects were completed in a timely manner at reasonable rates. Ed works with you to build exactly what you have in mind. He offers suggestions but allows the client to determine the final design. He always draws up very understandable plans before starting construction to make sure everyone's on the same page. The quality of the work is solid without taking shortcuts to reduce expenses. We are obviously very happy with the results as we have used
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- Cheryl R.
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Garage was constructed in only three days. Noticed entry door scraping on the trim, contacted
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Great job!!
- John S.
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, were wonderful to work with! We knew we needed to fix the rack in
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before it became a safety issue, but we weren't sure we could afford to build the studio space. We know very little about construction and
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patiently took the time to explain concrete foundation choices, ceiling joists, load support, etc. when he came out in August to provide us with an estimate for the work. He allowed us to do some of the work ourselves, e.g., painting, tree removal, so we could make the job price match our budget. After we agreed on price and design, Garage Gurus began work in November. We have found, with the age of our house, that there are often "surprises" encountered during renovation. This brings up one of
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greatest strengths: the communication regarding these "surprises" and other issues needing resolution was timely, succinct, and very clear. Because of this communication, we added some additional sub-roof repair and decided to re-roof and put new gutters on so that everything is sound and
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and studio visually match one another. Another big strength was their attention to detail - there were several tasks that required some "fussy" retrofitting to the existing structure and
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put in the time to make the appearance of our garage look professional and consistent with the original design. We signed the contract in Sept. 2014 and the guys finished up in January 2015. They went above and beyond the call of duty cleaning up the site before they left. Overall we were extremely happy with the work and enjoyed our interaction with these two very nice guys.
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told me when the job would be started and compleated and it was finished on time.

The work was done by professionals and the owner of the Company was on the job every day.
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did for me and would recommend them to anyone needing a contractor....More /> My neighbors have complemented me on how good my house looks.
- George B.
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We contacted several different companies (receiving quotes from most of them) and in the end chose
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to build a deck. Our new deck is finished, and we couldn't be more thrilled with the result.
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removed our old cedar deck of 17 years and replaced it with a composite. The deck encompasses nearly 800 sq ft of different levels. We asked him to incorporate large planter boxes, a handrail, and benches in the design. Since it appeared to him that we enjoy having planted pots located about the deck, it was
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' suggestion to build a planting table. It's not only useful but an attractive addition. He also added a brick retaining wall to the area. In removing our old deck,
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found rot in some of our house's siding, and he was able to repair that during the building process. He also repaired two spewing outdoor faucets. It's obvious he takes pride in his work---it is exacting and impeccable. It was such a pleasure working with a person of his integrity and professionalism. We appreciated
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' immediate attention to our project. He began the job on the date and time promised, and he stuck with it daily until completion. This project is complete, but we have plans to use
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- Carol B.
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Shingles that were replaced in damaged area were cut short causing water to enter structure. Also, gutter was not fastened securely after work was done. Called a number of times to correct problem with NO RESPONSE. I had to hire someone else to repair the area that they worked on to stop the leaking and repair interior damage. Horrible customer service!!!!!!!
- Rob S.

Garage Builders in Poughkeepsie, NY

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A New Beginning Construction

PO Box 782
Pleasant Valley

A. Salerno Contracting Corp.

P.O. BOX 526
Rhinebeck

Al Schwegler Construction

P.O Box 31
Bloomington

Always There Home and Office Repair

44 Morehouse Ln
Red Hook

Ameri Tech Concepts

Wappingers Falls

Ames Construction

89 Cardinal Rd
Hyde Park

Apex Building Company

1049 Columbia St.
Kingston

Aseproc Constructions

218 Osborne Hill rd
Fishkill

Authentic Design LLC

861 Bordens Cir
Wallkill

Benjamin Custom Modular Homes Inc

3156 Route 9W
Saugerties

Berrian Construction L.L.C.

P.O. Box 29
Hyde Park

Bob Emig Construction Corp.

109 Harrigan Road
Hopewell Junction

BOVEE CONSTRUCTION

6 Dill Ln
Poughkeepsie

Brian Hommel Home Improvement

749 Kings Hwy
Saugerties

Builtwell Builders, Inc

42 West Kerley Corners Rd
Red Hook

Burger Contracting

658 Traver Rd
Pleasant Valley

By The Book Construction

PO Box 126
Stormville

C.R.Lambert Construction

40 South dr.
Hyde Park

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Campbell General Carpentry, Inc.

69 S Partition St
Saugerties

Carlotti Concepts Construction

2 sawmill rd
Saugerties

Charles Licare

120 Avondale Dr

Clark Construction

P.O. Box 522
New Paltz

Classic Construction

71 Helen Dr
Wappingers Falls

CLD Custom Carpenty

48 college lane
Millbrook

Climb Free Building Services

44 North Chestnut Street
New Paltz

Complete Home Revival

22 Old sawkill Rd.
Kingston

Cornerstone Carpentry

31 Parkwood Blvd.
Poughkeepsie

Country Construction

220 Old Ketchamtown Rd
Wappingers Falls

Creative Construction

32 Canimi Way
Kinston

Creative Construction DCR, Inc.

3 Cusa Drive
Highland

Curtis Construction and Remodeling

175 Ruskey Ln
Hyde Park

D DEVITO CONSTRUCTION

90 ORCHARD DR
Poughquag

D F CRAFT CONSTRUCTION

PO Box 509
Rhinebeck

D.E.B. Carpentry Inc.

105 Titusville Rd
Poughkeepsie

Dahowski Construction Inc

9 Phillips Dr
Hyde Park

Danconia Interiors

1150 Ave of the Americas
New York

DBS Remodel Inc

488 Freedom Plains Rd
Poughkeepsie

Dicob Industries

Hopewell Junction

DLS Construction

262 Main Street
Beacon

Down to Earth Property Maintenance

32 Vannostrand Rd
New Paltz

DU PUT CONSTRUCTION CO

22 RUSSELL RD
Wappingers Falls

DUTCHESS BUILDERS & Renovators

Stringham Rd.
Lagrangeville

EJT Contracting

Saugerties

EMJ Construction

20 Fairview Ave
High Falls

Finnish Solutions Contracting

15 Mohican Rd
Newburgh

FISHKILL ROOFING & SIDING CO

40 LAKE RD
Fishkill

Fix It For Less

136 River Rd
New Paltz

Fresh air Furnishings and Design Center

206 Saratoga Lane
Fishkill

Friedle Construction, Inc.

1621 OLD FORD RD
New Paltz

Gene Lazaroff & Son

74 Bellevue Rd
Highland

GHS Construction

696 Berme Road
High Falls

Giorgio's Home Improvements

155 Miller Rd.
Hopewell Junction

GMP Contractor

76 Sheldon Rd
Wingdale

Grange const.

40 rt 216

Handyman Services

19 Arbor Hill Drive
Pleasant Valley

HNI Builders

75 W Chester St
Kingston

Home Magic Renovations

1220 N Country Rd
Stony Brook

Hudson Valley Carpenters

50 Stony Kill Rd
Accord

Hudson Valley Renovations

184 Smithtown rd
Fishkill

Hudson Valley Woodworks LLC

10 Davis Pl
Hyde Park

J III Contracting

121 S Smith Rd
Lagrangeville

J OConnor construction

434 Harman St
Brooklyn

J.A. Benson Construction

2423 Pleasant Ridge Rd
Poughquag

J.P. Woods, Inc.

PO Box 1233
Millbrook

Jim martin construction

366 libertyville rd

JKK Contracting LLC

9 John st
Napanoch

John J Contracting

1 Mahar Dr
Poughkeepsie

Junkle Joe's Junk Removal

Alden PL
Millbrook

K&R Property Management

PO Box 1152
Saugerties

Kerry Mitras

227 sand hill rd

Kiall Avery Contracting

101 Montgomery St
Tivoli

Koerner Construction, LLC

4584 Rt 9G
Red Hook

L.A.S. Contracting

21 3rd Ave
Kingston

Lane Building Inc

8 Wildrose Ln
Lagrangeville

Local Dad Repairs

27 Old State Rd
Hopewell Junction

M&M General Contractor

137 Sunrise Ave
Kingston

Maskell Merritt Construction

23 Hollow Ridge Rd
Staatsburg

MGB Carpentry

2470 Rte 65
Hopewell Junction

MLB Incorporated

PO Box 257
Lagrangeville

MPH Contracting LLC

63 Holt Rd
Hyde Park

MTG Home Innovation L.L.C.

42 Forest Meadow Dr.
Salt Point

North County Contracting, Inc

4131 Route 52
Holmes

Nottingham Contracting LLC

1 Main St
New Hamburg

OB&A Construction

91 Smith St
Poughkeepsie

ODonnells, Inc.

62 Carpenter Rd
Hopewell Junction

Olympia Contracting

281 Hudson St
Cornwall On Hudson

Peak Construction

164 Old Route 9
Fishkill

Peter Mannese Carpentry

163 South Street
Marlboro

Premier Contracting, Inc.

3 Orchard Lane
Highland

Pro Construction

56 Lauren Ct
Kingston

R L BAXTER BUILDING CORP

278 Mill St # 100
Poughkeepsie

RABCO CONSTRUCTION CORP

PO BOX 468
Lagrangeville

RCG Construction Corp.

207 Ressique Roads
White Plains

Remodeling Alliance Inc

49 W Hook Rd
Hopewell Junction

Remodeling Concepts

4 Marshall Rd
Wappingers Falls

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

RiverView Enterprises

Wappingers Falls

Rojak Builders Inc

Poughkeepsie

Ron's Repairs

40 Bronson Road
Poughquag

Rossi Builders

26 Milton tpk
Milton

Rubbish Works

4141 Sharon Commons Ln

Rybec Construction Services

61 Sherman Dr.
Milton

S.C.Builders

1 Titusville Heights Road
Poughkeepsie

Sabatini Builders Inc.

614 Shenandoah Road
Hopewell Junction

santiago's construction

17 Oakley St
Poughkeepsie

sciortino and sons contracting

180 E Meadowbrook Ln
Staatsburg

Shane Scoville Painting and Wallpapering

33 Skidmore Road
Pleasant Valley

SKETCH N BUILD

982 MAIN STREET
Fishkill

Steve Fox PJD Contracting

26 Spruce Ct
Fishkill

Stroud Carpentry Inc.

138 Judith dr.
Stormville

Takacs Tile & Carpentry

3 royal crest rd
Hyde Park

Tarzan TreeScaping

32 Commonwealth Avenue
Newburgh

The Village Smith

PO Box 130
Millerton

TJS Improvements

PO Box 271
Clintondale

Top Hammer Construction Corp

78 Cove Rd
South Salem

Upton Custom Woodworking

Mount Zion Road
Marlboro

VANDIK CONSTRUCTION CORP

51 S CROSS RD
Staatsburg

W.G.Beyer Construction LLC

42 Lime Mill Rd
Lagrangeville

Whitten Construction, Inc.

Po Box 2400
Poughkeepsie

William Eddy Builders LLC

25 Linda Pl
Fishkill

WILLIAMS CONTRACTING

5 Cross Rd
Holmes

Woodchips Construction Inc

252 Sinsabaugh Rd
Pine Bush

Woodside & Young Inc

9 Squires Gate
Poughkeepsie

Xquisit Contracting

Poughkeepsie

Your dream Construction

58 Top O Hill rd
Wappingers Falls

ZOTT CONSTRUCTION INC

551 Hosner Mountain Rd.
Stormville

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