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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. I was very happy with
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's subcontractors, which they did promptly and correctly. In addition, he made a number of suggestions on the design and materials used that resulted in a much better end result. Everything looks good after three months, and I have no doubt we have a garage that is built to last.

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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 Chattanooga

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Awesome, as usual. I have used
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for years now. He has been replacing my windows a few at a time over the last year. He also put a new roof on before that. I call
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for all my home repairs, although I tend to wait til I have a few things to be done before I call. Otherwise, he'd be here all the time. :) He is very talented and has good solutions. And you will never find a harder worker. He shows up when he says he will. Honestly, I can't say enough good things.
- Marcia J.
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Crew arrived on time. Quality of construction was better than expected. Crew cleaned up all debris and finished by 400 PM.
- Andrew H E.
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The team of carpenters that the owner assembled were simply amazing. They operate with speed and efficiency and in no time they all had the entire building up and ready for me to start loading all my belongings inside. They did an incredible job, and I couldn't be more happier than what I got from them. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a pole building, you won't regret hiring
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Building
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out of North Branch, MN. They are the best!!!!!
- Curtis L.
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TJ was punctual, immediately. Started working. He was personable and professional. I would definitely hire him again. Very quality work.
- Elaine K.
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I started a project and couldn't finish it; 1. I didn't have the right tool for the task 2. I had to leave out of state. In contrary to a previous review, Chip (
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) did provided me “based on my explanation” a “ballpark” guess of the cost. This is not an estimate but it did help with my budget considerations. Chip was more than happy to work with me in relation to my work schedule and demands. Chip worked with my wife to ensure the project was finished to her satisfaction. I will be asking Chip to help with other projects while I’m out of state and most likely work in partnership on some projects I have scheduled in the spring. If you need a figure ask for a good guess but keep in mind it’s only a guess. If you need a job done to your saisfaction ask for Chip.
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gets an A+ for work completed and an A+ for doing it with a good attitude.


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The sales experience was excellent. At construction, the crew arrived on time. Did an excellent job of constructing the shed. Did an excellent job cleaning up and were very professional.
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He was very friendly and talked a lot - which is OK. but this gave the impression that he did not have much business. We were getting ready to have a garage sale and had a lot of antique tools and several things that interested him. He bartered for things he wanted for a reduction in his fee - which does not seem professional behavior. And, this is the reason I cannot remember the cost of his service but know I paid him something in addition to letting him take a
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birdhouse, etc. I remember telling him I would not sell him items I had specifically listed in the ad for the garage sale because it did not seem fair to those who may come to see something specific. I do not think he came to the garage sale.
- Fred C.
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A couple years back we had Western out to build my father a garage. They did a fantastic job so last year we had them out again to build ours. Like last time things went quickly and smoothly.
- Brandon R.

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A & A Mobile Magic

9121 Potomac Dr
Chattanooga

AAA Lawn Care

223 Riderwood Dr

Access Door Company

7335 Hixson Pike
Hixson

Affordable Cabins & Sheds

4941 Highway 411
Cleveland

Affordable Home Improvements

2385 Varnell Road SW
Cleveland

All American Construction

285 Glenn Wade Dr

Always By Code electric, Inc

718 Thompson Ln.
Nashville

Antidote Professional Corp

436 Frazier Ave
Chattanooga

Anytime Property Maintenance

6002 B Ramsey Forgey Rd.
Harrison

Appalachian Design & Build, LLC

3410 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Chattanooga

Athens Barn Center & UHaul

613 Congress Pkwy N
Athens

B.L.S Construction

P.O. Box 1506

Balloon Haven & Gift Basket

625 Hwy 72
South Pittsburg

BMC Renovations

2931 N Marble Top Road

Bowman Construction

8307 Frontage Rd. NW
Cleveland

Bravo Construction

6222 Celtic Dr
Chattanooga

Bryan Pritchard Homes

7126 Garfield Rd
Harrison

Burell Built Exteriors LLC

8504 McKenzie Ln
Ooltewah

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Castleberrys Carpentry

2442 NW Market St

Conrad Contracting

1135 Ohio ave
Knoxville

Core Remodeling

19 Dowlen Rd

CORSER ENTERPRISES

4172 HARRISON PIKE
Mc Donald

Crockett Construction

189 county road 704

Custom home improvement

5401 mulberry st
Ooltewah

Cut-Rite Lawn Service

3907 Kellys Ferry Rd
Chattanooga

Davis Diversified Inc

1511 W Spring Creek Rd

DELONG CONSTRUCTION

1042 Forest Dr SE
Cleveland

Disaster Master

4605 Shawhan Rd
Chattanooga

Embark Project Services, LLC

6234 Perimeter Drive
Chattanooga

Enrique Construction

627 McCharles St

Evans Garage Door

2520 20th Street NE
Cleveland

Fowler Homes Inc.

118 Riverwatch Ct

Gaddy Family Builders

P.O.Box 5292
Chattanooga

Germano Wine Cellars

1331 Carters Creek Pike
Columbia

GreenForm Construction

2301 E 28th St
Chattanooga

Ground Zero Storm Shelters

4600 Independence Rd

Hancock Construction

1026 Graysville Road
Chattanooga

Happy Home Repairs

19 Vista Dr
Chattanooga

HENRY TIPTON CONSTRUCTION LLC

1808 Jenkins Rd
Chattanooga

Highpoint Construction LLC

6229 Tallant Rd.
Mcdonald

HL Construction

P.O. Box 5417
Cleveland

Holton Construction Co

PO Box 4405
Chattanooga

Honey Do List

Chattanooga

IMPROVE AMERICA INC

327 Cherokee Blvd., PO Box 4954
Chattanooga

Jenkins Exteriors

1209 Elder Hollow Rd
Decatur

Jim Bob Contracting

11 Long Street
Athens

K-Rock

29 wheeler ave.

Kaye Construction

302 W 6th St
Chattanooga

Master's Home Improvement

281 Troy Dr
Dayton

Mountain View

12596 Main St.

Mountaintop Construction LLC

118 Lee Parkway
Chattanooga

N-Law Construction

1001 Bryant rd

Parham Roofing & Siding Co

1515 N Joiner Rd
Chattanooga

Patrick Construction and Remodeling

1610 Sun Ray Dr.
Chattanooga

Pearl Construction & Design

1530 Kirby Avenue
Chattanooga

phillip's handyman services

9871 smithmorgan road

Raines Brothers, Inc.

1040 E. Main St.
Chattanooga

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Renovation Headquarters

Servicing Your Area
Chattanooga

RetroFoam of Alabama

7002 Lynnfield Drive SE

RICHEY ENTERPRISE

7533 REMINGTON COURT
Chattanooga

Rick Boyd Home Improvement

3310 Toestring Valley Rd
Spring City

RNR Construction.

6121 shallowford rd STE 101
Chattanooga

Ross Construction Services LLC

103 Hickory Hill Dr
Estill Springs

RSU Contractors

1461 Battleground Dr Ste A
Murfreesboro

SCOTT RANEY CONSTRUCTION

5116 JACKSON RD
Apison

SEALE HARDWARE

7606 COUNTY ROAD

Steve Jones Contractor

22642 Respite Ln.

Steve's Handyman Service

532 Raspberry Rd
Chattanooga

Swafford Construction

711 Brookfield Ave
Chattanooga

Tennessee Valley Home Improvements

7315 Lee Highway
Chattanooga

TOLIVER CONSTRUCTION ENTERPRISES LLC

345 CHURCH STREET
Dayton

TOP DOGZ Roofing

117 Pledger Street

Turn2Us Handyman Services

PO Box 772
Hixson

Vered Renovations

399 Grant Park Place

W Rondon Construction

6114 Bonny Oaks Dr
Chattanooga

William H Fryar Inc

6308 Hwy 58
Harrison

Xpert Lawn Engineering

210 Barnett Village Dr

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