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the owner did a great job. Super nice with tones of talent. My bathroom finish came out" great. He even came out again and fix the dings that happen after the tiling was done. Great, great job!!

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"Everything was done perfectly; friendly and informative; helpful ideas for solving problems; fast and organized - finishes project before moving to next customer." Picks up all debris and cleans up. E-mails or calls when he will be here. Very professional and trustworthy

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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 Yellow Springs

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the carpenter came around 9:30 am and started to unload his truck. He built the entire shed in 8 hours which is quite impressive given the attention to detail he demonstrated. I was home that day and was able to watch.
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had his son helping him. He installed a window, a ramp and a 10' x 2' loft. The shed came with upgraded premier package. Very nice quality trim on the outside. It's all PVC and wont fade or rot. The siding came primed on the outside with a nice tan color. I'm extremely happy with the results and it was worth the 7 week waiting time!
- Ryan F.
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It went great. We have used
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and
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in the past and plan to use them again. Their estimates are reasonable and accurate. They are skilled, knowledgeable, and efficient. Enjoyed working with them.
- Cheryl P.
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I would HIGHLY recommend
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. From beginning to end the process was incredibly smooth.
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did an excellent job providing different color and style options, examples of other sheds they'd built, and ideas for our shed. He was very easy to get in touch with and simply put, was an overall pleasure to work with.
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and his crew who did the building were excellent as well. I now have a beautiful shed that I know was well built by a company that values their customers and the work they do.
- Andrew B.
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As expected from previous experience,
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's product is excellent. His crew is works, like a well oiled machine! They are extremely courteous as well.
- Rick L.
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From start to finish we had a great experience. Phone calls where always returned, the install was done as promised. Every attention to detail was performed. It was a bit pricey, but as the saying goes, You get what you pay for! We would use them again in a Heartbeat!!
- Angela M.
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Not well. Concrete foundation not square, causing the whole build to be out of square. Sill plate, sheating and siding hang off the foundation 2 to 3 inches. Carport corner post not square and not anchored, off 3 inches on the back side and 1 in the front. Crooked interior frame board waves exterior siding. No wrap, no finished carport soffit. Can see daylight inside around base. Was assured when we accepted the bid that all would be complete. We would do nothing but use it. We had to purchased the wrap to put on before the siding. Contacted
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. No payment till fixed. Mr
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came and said the completion of the build was not in the bid. A miscommunication. Offered as a grand gesture to add to the 2x10 headers, move the 6x6's to try to make it look symmetrical in appearance, wrap the headers, install anchor brackets on the 6 x 6 post, and straighten the framing boards. Would complete the soffit for the cost of the material and labor. Would waive the labor costs if we gave 3 referrals. Our response was for him to complete the work with no referrals. We paid the additional cost of materials. Upon completion of the proposed patch work we paid Mr
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the remainer owed
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to be done with the ordeal. That 100 percent guarantee is joke. No amount of patching would make this project right. We checked
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through you and the BBB and used
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because of all the excellent referrals. So, these people may be ok with a shed but don't want them to do anything larger. No offers of a reduction in the cost of the building, no standing by what we were assured by the salesman as a complete project and not a hint of that money back guarentee. Now we are stuck with an expensive bungling building. Definitely not a good experience.
- Janice B.
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I chose
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to build a small shed on the side of my
property after seeing them receive a ton of praise on my neighborhood
Facebook page. They were prompt to come out and give me an on-site
estimate that thoroughly detailed all aspects of the build. They
specified high-quality materials (
Yellow Springs Garage Builders Provider Name Locked
-plank siding, for instance) and
answered all my questions without a shred of sales pressure. Though I
wouldn't call it an inexpensive product, you get what you pay for. My
6x10 shed was built in less than 5 hours, including the time it took to
paint it the perfect shade to match my house. It looks outstanding and
is build extremely well. The shingles match my roof, there's skirting
around the bottom to keep critters out, etc.
When one of my
neighbors filed a complaint that I was building without a permit (you
don't need a permit to build a shed), I contacted
Yellow Springs Garage Builders Provider Name Locked
for advice. He
jumped right in and offered to help me by meeting the inspector at my
house to walk him through all the specs of the build. He was under
absolutely no obligation to do this, but did it anyway to help me out
and ensure I was happy with what they had built. That is true service
after the sale. I highly rec

- Jill V.
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Provided pictures and description for moving the shed, but no one came out to survey the job site until the day of the job. I told Colonial there was a slope in the yard (was identified in the pictures I sent) and sections were soggy from recent rains. I requested no vehicles be used for the move. Workers showed up with no idea of the scope of the project. I ended up letting them use their truck to move the shed, the end result was deep tire ruts in the yard, dead grass from the truck tires, a joist almost knocked out, the door dented and banged up from using the high lift
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and not enough blocks to level the shed on the corners - a block was set under the shed in the middle but it did not provide any support and to make up for concrete blocks they tried to level the shed using pieces of 2 x 4's.
I had to straighten the joist, add blocks to level and reinforce the bottom plate with a 2 x 6. The crew was professional and worked hard - but again was not prepared for the job at hand - overall it was not a pleasant experience.
- Ricky R.

Garage Builders in Yellow Springs, OH

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ACORN CONSTRUCTION & REMODELNG

4551 Gateway Circle
Dayton

Affordable Remodeling LLC

7967 Mykala Street NE

AK Utilities

310 Morton St

Allstate Exteriors LLC

106 S Main St
London

Atlas Restoration & Remodeling

1714 Findlay Rd
Lima

B & B Miller Home Improvement

7425 E SR 40
New Carlisle

Beachy Barns Ltd

8720 Amish Pike
Plain City

Bolin's Home Improvements

827 Caldwell St
Piqua

BREWER'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS

2592 old springfield rd

Buckeye Home Improvements LLC

725 Mound St
Springfield

C W Miller Remodeling

2075 Erickman Ln
Xenia

C&S Contractors

P.O. Box
Dayton

c.a.l.l. construction l.l.c.

5095 Waynesville Jamestown Rd
Jamestown

Cabinets Plus More

8854 Darke Montgomery County Line Road

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Centerville Construction Inc

91 Gershwin Dr
Centerville

Chateau Group Construction

1664 E State Rt 73
Waynesville

Chronus Construction and Landscaping

1690 Woodlands Dr
Maumee

Clarke Contractors Inc

4475 Muhlhauser Rd
West Chester

Classic Lawn Maintenance

1732 Alex Bell
Centerville

Cleary Building - Troy

1201 Barnhart Rd
Troy

Clemon's Carpentry and Design

9672 Centervillecreek Ln.
Dayton

Clover Creek Construction

765 W Spring Valley Paintersville Rd
Spring Valley

Dayton Garage Doors Repair

2312 Far Hills Ave
Dayton

Demir Carpentry

300 N Fountain Ave
Springfield

Don Mock Painting

131 W Main St
Medway

DRT LLC / DWB Improvements

75811 Early Rd
Kimbolton

EMA Construction

6773 Lakota Ln
Liberty Township

First Construction & Remodeling LLC

4628 Hickory Ridge Rd
Urbana

FISHER & SONS CONSTRUCTION, LLC

10110 W FALKNOR RD
Covington

Garber General LLC

6814 Milton Carlisle Road
Springfield

George Thomas Contractor, Inc.

5197 Trabue Rd
Columbus

GIFFEN & SONS CONSTRUCTION

7934 Kimmel St
Fairborn

Greater Dayton Construction Group

4197 Research Blvd
Dayton

GREG GAULT CONSTRUCTION

6508 State Rd
Somerville

Hamilton Remodeling & Builders

3999 Parkway Ln
Hilliard

HandyMan 24seven

2825 Vale Dr.

Handyman24Seven

2232 Ketwood Pl
Dayton

Helping Handyman LLC

4351 Andrea dr
Kettering

Hobbs Construction & Remodeling

4069 Forest Ridge Blvd

Home Pride Building & Remodeling

980 N Enon Rd
Yellow Springs

HOUCK REMODELING

960 B. Meadows Manor Ct.
Dayton

Howell Buildings Company

2495 Upper Valley Pike
Springfield

Hughes Quality Expressions

1991 Linwood Ave
Columbus

Hurst Total Home Inc

948 E Franklin St
Dayton

In And Out Home Remodeling

2133 Ottello Ave
Dayton

J & M Custom Construction Inc

132 New Burlington Rd
Wilmington

JD Enterprises Inc

7670 Bigger Rd
Dayton

JOHN DAVIS

3611 RRIDGEWAY RD
Bellbrook

Kading Construction/Tile

131 Ashford Dr.
Dayton

Kerrigan Roofing & Restoration LLC

1930 N Lakeman Dr
Bellbrook

Kevin Weese Home Improvement

22 N. East Street Unit 83
Bellbrook

Knisley's Construction

869 W 2nd St
Xenia

Kraus & Sons Service Techs

4401 Swigart Rd
Dayton

Lees Home Remodeling

6565 Woodbriar Lane
Greenville

Masonry Scientist

3443 Linwood Ave
Cincinnati

MCAARON MARTIN CONSTRUCTION CO

2256 RICE ST
Cincinnati

Measurable Improvements

7962 Crestway Dr
Clayton

Miami Valley Construction Group, LLC

1355 Enterprise Lane
Xenia

Miami Valley Security, LLC.

217 North Main St.
Piqua

Mike Baker Complete Home Repair

Mike Baker Complete Home Repair
Dayton

Mike Hawk Homes

Tipp City

MK Construction

3213 Dahlia Dr
Dayton

MOODY'S MOBILE REPAIR SERVICES

1298 BELLBROOK AVE.
Xenia

NB Weitz Contracting LLC

2004 Courtland Ave

Nelson Construction

31 S Sperling Ave
Dayton

Nick Smith & Sons

2225 Clifton Rd
Yellow Springs

Nu-Finish General Contracting

1923 W. Bataan
Dayton

Ohio Home Doctor

Springboro

Ohio Shed Builders

87 Front St. 2A
Groveport

Olinger Maintenance

7051 New Carlisle Pike

Pappaw's Home Repairs

11163 Gerlaugh Rd.
Medway

Peebles Homes and Remodeling

4400 Willow Creek Circle
Bellbrook

Pro-Com Builders

2311 Munger Pointe Dr.
Dayton

Proficient Home Care Services

630 Hulbert St
Dayton

Prudential Construction Group

140 N Keowee Street
Dayton

PWI Construction LLC

18 Mackoil Rd
Dayton

R P ZIMPFER CONSTRUCTION CO

2040 Indian Ripple Rd
Xenia

R&J Home Improvement Solutions

111 S High St
Arcanum

Ram Restoration - Eighth Enterprise

11125 Yankee Street
Dayton

RCS Construction

6781 Hellwarth Rd
Celina

Rehabs R Us

569 Adrian Ct
Brookville

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

RENFROW BUILDERS

1500 Richland Rd
Spring Valley

Resilient Home Services

8186 Byers Rd
Miamisburg

RESTORATION WORKS

1415 Business Center Ct
Dayton

Roofsmith Restoration

2013 N Cleveland Massillon Rd
Akron

RPM Contracting

5371 Westbrook Rd.
Clayton

Scott's Construction

127 Cherry St.
New Madison

Shed-I-Master Sheds

6504 Wiehe Rd.
Cincinnati

Shield Restoration

2337 Lehigh PL.
Dayton

Sisson Design Builders

848 E Franklin Street
Dayton

Smith Unlimited Const l.l.c.

6861 w Frederick Garland rd.
West Milton

Smith Unlimited Construction LLC

6861 W. Fred Garland Road
West Milton

Suburban Property Services Inc

1268 Rona Parkway Dr
Fairborn

T & T Residential Construction

4316 Cortsville Rd
Cedarville

Tapson Home Improvement

2900 Washington Road
Covington

The ERS Group LLC

5834 Mayfield Rd
Mayfield Hts

The Pole Barn Company

1850 Livingston Rd Ste B
Greenville

The Roofing Annex

4860 Duff Dr
Cincinnati

Thompson Home Improvement

7 S High Street
Martinsville

Total Home Care

1474 Deerland St.
Dayton

Trademark Electric

603 Congress Park Dr
Dayton

Transition Properties

500 Riverside Drive
Piqua

TURNER CONSTRUCTION

400 W MAIN ST
New Paris

Universal Construction

PO Box 785
Verona

W E Bilbrey & Sons General Contractor

212 Brandt St Rear
Dayton

Walker Quality Construction

P.O. Box 581
Waynesville

Weaver Barns Inc

1696 State Rte 39
Sugarcreek

Weavers Construction

653 Grand Ave
Sabina

Yes, Dear HandyMan Service

8860 Garringer Edgefield rd.

Zephyr Home Improvements

4751 Linden Ave
Dayton

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