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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 Virginia Beach,

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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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spent countless hours preparing the papers which helped us obtain the necessary permit 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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stuck with us, and we couldn't be happier with our shelter.
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.
- Lisa C.
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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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- 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.

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757 Construction

2137 Southcross Dr
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5120 Earlston Lane
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A.E.I

1345 Brant Rd.
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AAA General Contractor

557 Birdneck Rd
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Accent Custom Carpentry

1729 Glassy Lake Dr
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Affordable Paint Company

1276 Credle rd
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Aljase

234 N Witchduck Rd
Virginia Beach

AMERICAN GENERAL CONTRACTOR

3729 Bucone Cir
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ARCHITECTS IN DESIGN

1232 WIVENHOE CT
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ArtDivine Painting, A Home Improvement Company

916 Westwind Place
Virginia Beach

ATLANTIC EXTERIORS

1025 GOLDLEAF CT
Virginia Beach

B & B Renovation & Chimney

704 Cedar Bridge Circle
Virginia Beach

Bay Shore Construction

3101 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach

Bayshore Construction, Inc

3101 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach

Beach Brothers Contracting

2929 pinewood drive
Virginia Beach

BORDEAUX CONSTRUCTION SVC LLC

4568 HAYGOOD RD
Virginia Beach

CAPE HENRY BUILDERS,Inc

1065 LASKIN RD
Virginia Beach

CAVALIER ENTERPRISES

2025 Square Dance Ct
Virginia Beach

Coastline Construction LLC

680 Pinebrook Dr
Virginia Beach

Coastline Construction LLC

680 Pinebrook Dr
Virginia Beach

Cornerstone Building Company Inc

3424 Hungarian Road
Virginia Beach

Cuffee Construction

1306 Gaineford Ct
Virginia Beach

Custom Contracting Inc

800 Seahawk Cir
Virginia Beach

Custom Landscapes

Virginia Beach

CUSTOM STONE CO

2621 QUALITY CT
Virginia Beach

D & D SIDING INC

500 CENTRAL DR
Virginia Beach

D L HARTMANN INC

1041 Ferry Plantation Rd.
Virginia Beach

D&D Siding & Remodeling Inc.

500 Central Dr
Virginia Beach

DB's Handyman Service LLC

2484 Bayview Ave.
Virginia Beach

DeBord Custom Homes Inc

1289 Knights Bridge Ln
Virginia Beach

Devoles Construction

PO Box 10041
Virginia Beach

Dingman Construction Services

4957 carnation avenue
Virginia Beach

DJ Construction

2560 Piney Bark Drive
Virginia Beach

DR DAN'S LANDSCAPING & ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

2101 BECKMAN COVE
Virginia Beach

Dreamscape Designers Landscape Company

2545 Squadron Ct
Virginia Beach

DRL Services

PO Box 3368
Virginia Beach

East Coast Contracting Corp

4804 Orchard Ln
Virginia Beach

East Coast Maintenance Inc.

1808 Mable Lane
Virginia Beach

Eastern Properties LLC

968 S Oriole Dr
Virginia Beach

Edwards Home Maintenance

1308 Burlington road
Virginia Beach

ELN Construction

3500 Plum Crescent
Virginia Beach

ELN CONSTRUCTION

3500 Plum Crescent
Virginia Beach

Emerald Builders of Virginia Inc

617 Sandy Springs Ln
Virginia Beach

Everest Construction Management Group Inc.

1024 Bells Rd.
Virginia Beach

Fillmore Construction

344 Barcelona Ln
Virginia Beach

Fillmore Construction Inc

2128 London Bridge Road
Virginia Beach

Final Cut Carpentry

p o box 1124
Virginia Beach

First Quality Contracting Inc

1757 Joplin Ln
Virginia Beach

GDG Contracting

1520 Doppler Drive
Virginia Beach

Get It Done Contracting, Inc.

2133 Upton Drive
Virginia Beach

Grace Exterior Services and Plumbing

401 W Chickasaw Rd
Virginia Beach

H & H Developing Co

1704 Mirror Lake Ct.
Virginia Beach

Hewitt Homes Inc.

5124 Lake Shores Road
Virginia Beach

Imperial Contracting

P.O. Box 6364
Virginia Beach

JAG General Contractor, Inc.

610 Jack Rabbit Rd
Virginia Beach

JKF Contracting Co., Inc.

1072 Sanford Ave
Virginia Beach

Johnson & Johnson Remodeling

2245 Wake forest st
Virginia Beach

JP Harris Construction

344 Garrison Pl
Virginia Beach

L & M CONTRACTORS INC

932 E SPARROW RD
Virginia Beach

Langford Brother Contractors

4811 Tunlaw Ct
Virginia Beach

Legacy East LLC

506 Viking Dr
Virginia Beach

Maison Builders Inc

2224 Starfish Rd
Virginia Beach

Manousos Enterprises Inc.

1753 Joplin Lane
Virginia Beach

Matt's Repair

421 Dauphin Ln
Virginia Beach

MC Builders

421 S. Kings Point Rd.
Virginia Beach

MONARCH BUILDING

1391 LITTLE NECK RD
Virginia Beach

New Age Construction

Virginia Beach

New Dominion Contractors Inc

779 Suffolk Ln
Virginia Beach

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3540 green garden cir.
Virginia Beach

One Eleven Handyman Services

409 21st street
Virginia Beach

Paul Roure Construction

2121 Newstead Ct
Virginia Beach

Phillips & Sons Inc

4764 Ardmore Ln
Virginia Beach

Precision Door Service & Precision Windows

320 Cleveland Pl
Virginia Beach

Professional Building Services

2404 Chubb Lake Ave
Virginia Beach

QA Development Corp

2964 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach

R.F. Crutsinger, Inc.

2417 Blue Castle Lane
Virginia Beach

Renaissance Remodeling

3921 Lantana Place
Virginia Beach

richard bosley renovations inc

460 W Plantation Rd
Virginia Beach

Right Angle Works

208 Webster Pl
Virginia Beach

Rowe Group Construction LLC

PO Box 5099
Virginia Beach

RWA Restoration LLC

845 Crepe Myrtle Ln
Virginia Beach

S.B.WilliamsContracting

3452 waltham circle
Virginia Beach

Sandbridge Construction Management

2948 Sand Bend Rd.
Virginia Beach

Saull Construction

403 Harbour Point
Virginia Beach

Seabreeze Landscaping

120 Pinewood Rd.
Virginia Beach

Seaside Restoration

2601 sandpiper rd
Virginia Beach

Segar Contracting

3712 Mantle Ln
Virginia Beach

Sheds by Ken

2593 Quality Ct.
Virginia Beach

Sheds by Ken

2593 Quality Ct.
Virginia Beach

Shell Homes and Shell Additions

3604 East Stratford Rd.
Virginia Beach

Signature Deck and Pergola Co.

Virginia Beach / Alexandria

Steel Building Pros

3169 Shipps Corner
Virginia Beach

SteelMaster Buildings

1023 Laskin Rd
Virginia Beach

Taylor Woodworks

3755 Pendleton Avenue
Virginia Beach

Terry's Home Modernization Center

570 Ingram Road
Virginia Beach

Thank Kevin Handyman Services, Inc.

1117 Rittman Rd
Virginia Beach

The Overhead Door Company of Norfolk

1417 Miller Store Rd.
Virginia Beach

The Window Man

1902 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach

Tiger Enterprises

5304 Tuza Lane
Virginia Beach

TKM HOMES - The King's Men, LLC

1904 Stanhope Court
Virginia Beach

Turner Brothers Construction Inc

5417 Gale Dr
Virginia Beach

VanDeMortel Construction

1213 Ewell Road
Virginia Beach

W.S. SHIELDS CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 6990
Virginia Beach

walter vandemortel

1213 ewell rd.
Virginia Beach

WARD CONTRACTING LLC

po box 6951
Virginia Beach

WEBCO CONSTRUCTION

3816 NORTH LANDING RD
Virginia Beach

Woodwork Specialists

2653 Au Sable Place
Virginia Beach

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