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was the contractor in the job. He was on time for every appointment. He returned texts and calls within minutes. He completed everything" he said he would within budget, and the work was very good. When
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
and his team, and would definitely recommend him to someone looking for a contractor.

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" 's crews provided. As with any new construction job, there were a few snags along the way, but all of them were worked out in a timely manner. Building in the late fall means that there will most likely be some weather related delays, but
managed to keep close to the original schedule. I especially appreciate
's attention to quality. There were a few of items I didn't notice during construction that he insisted be corrected by
'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.

-Glenn L.

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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 Oak Ridge

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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
Oak Ridge Garage Builders Provider Name Locked
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
Oak Ridge Garage Builders Provider Name Locked
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.


- David B.
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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.
- Chris G.
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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 Quality Roofing & Remodeling

5620 S Briscoe Cir
Knoxville

A&M BUILDING &CONTRACTING INC

315 HOME AVE
Maryville

Aaron's Remodeling Company

705 Gate Lane
Knoxville

ab card construction co .

9853 east emory road
Corryton

ACC Construction LLC

PO Box 10409
Knoxville

ACME Home Improvement Co.

2316 Fenwood Dr
Knoxville

AFFORDABLE HOME BUILDERS /A&L CONSTRUCTION

509 North Cedar Bluff Rd
Knoxville

Appalachian Construction LLC.

2729 Monte Vista Dr
Maryville

Armstrong's Home Remodeling

209 pike st.
Lenoir City

Baez Roof

PO BOX 53215
Knoxville

Beeler Construction

Maynardville

Burell Built Exteriors LLC

8504 McKenzie Ln
Ooltewah

Burkhalter Construction

7701 Rocky Meadow Ln
Corryton

cables home repairs

8504 childress rd
Powell

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Campbell & Son Pools

12603 Lovelace Rd
Knoxville

Case Home Improvement

732 Greenwood Dr
Maryville

CertaPro Painters of East Tennessee

3915 Papermill Dr
Knoxville

Citywide Developments

6075 Round Hill Lane
Knoxville

CKC Construction

8121 Ainsworth Dr.
Knoxville

Conrad Contracting

1135 Ohio ave
Knoxville

Cornerstone Building Services

415 N Cunningham Rd
Seymour

Custom Renovations Co

PO Box 5228
Knoxville

David A Johnson Contracting LLC

4509 Papermill Dr
Knoxville

Debuty Builders Inc

1033 Hampshire Drive
Maryville

Dias Painting

PO Box 371
Pigeon Forge

Doc Bassmasterson

1511 Carowinds Circle
Maryville

Dotson Door Service

503 Brushy Valley Rd.
Clinton

e10 electric

3505 Leath lane
Knoxville

Earl L Daugherty Construction Co

3730 Cherrylog Rd
Knoxville

Elite Microspect Home Inspections

713 Owl Hollow Rd.
Knoxville

Exterior Home Solutions LLC

6558 Clinton Hwy
Knoxville

Ferry Construction Services LLC

3286 Northpark Blvd
Alcoa

Frank Smith Enterprises LLC

1911 Brown Road
Knoxville

Garrett Construction Inc

912 Crown Ridge Ln
Powell

George Mooers Construction

9118 Lullaby Lane
Oak Ridge

Germano Wine Cellars

1331 Carters Creek Pike
Columbia

Gideon Masonry

8725 Coppock Rd
Corryton

Git-R-Gone

1216 Hwy. 321 N
Lenoir City

Ground Zero Storm Shelters

4600 Independence Rd

Handy Helper

PO Box 1195
Powell

Harrell Homescapes LLC

P.O.Box 6526
Oak Ridge

heilig construction

1582 little cove rd
Sevierville

HIS Security

301 S Gallaher View Rd
Knoxville

Holp Construction Inc

P.O. Box 6438
Maryville

Home Pro LLC

207 Cedar St
Loudon

Home Pro's

673 Patterson rd

Hood's Handyman Services

3101 B Sevier Ave
Knoxville

Hope Ranches, LLC

1212 Oglesby Rd
Knoxville

Hubler Construction Inc

1000 Rolling Meadows Ln
Knoxville

IDI Construction

1205 Sparwood Ln
Knoxville

Integrity Exteriors, LLC

4856 Creek Rock Ln
Knoxville

J & D Home Services

5213 Northside Dr
Knoxville

J.D. Jackson Contracting Co

2103 23rd Avenue N
Nashville

Jaccard Construction

12818 Geyser Ln
Knoxville

JLG Construction

2280 Hardwood Hollow Way
Seymour

JS Builders

1008 Gists Creek Rd
Sevierville

Kear Investment Properties, General Contractor

4826 Fort Sumter Road
Knoxville

Keck Construction, LLC.

7534 Yount Road
Knoxville

Kitchens Galore

5950 Junaluska Rd

Knoxville Construction Services

PO Box 31472
Knoxville

Knoxville Decking Crew

3798 Cactus Cove Rd
Louisville

L & M HOME IMPROVEMENT

6538 Chapman Hwy
Knoxville

Larry Henderson

Maynardville

LOWES

210 N PETERS RD
Knoxville

Lukes GC

5115 Rouse Ln
Knoxville

Lyon Metal Roofing

3519 E. governor John Sevier Highway

McNabb Modern Construction

3415 North Broadway
Knoxville

METAL ROOFING WHOLESALERS

1170 Topside Rd
Louisville

Minix Builders

702 Edith Ln
Lenoir City

Model Construction & Supply Co

PO Box 11093, 3045 Sutherland Ave
Knoxville

MOSS BROS BUILDERS

205 SOUTHDOWNE DR
Maryville

MY ROOF

115 dexter

Napier Construction Inc.

8209 Ruggles Ferry Pk.
Knoxville

Nelson Construction

P.O box 24190
Knoxville

Pape's Handyman/Remodeling Co LLC

PO Box 1454 209 W Main St
Dandridge

Patterson Home Builder

120 Smalley Ln
Kingston

Precision Contrators, LLC

103 Esquire Ct
Oak Ridge

R & R Handyman

203 Lee Rd
Lancing

R E SPARKS CONSTRUCTION

7671 S Northshore Dr
Knoxville

RAM CONSTRUCTION

541 WESTSHORE DR.
Loudon

RDJ Construction, LLC

5722 Urban Way
Knoxville

Reagan Design and Construction

PO Box 5505
Knoxville

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr

Richardson Construction, LLC

P.O. Box 187
Walland

Ron Roach dba/Custom Home Repairs

204 Glenhaven Road
Knoxville

RPM Construction

501 Foster Drive
Lenoir City

SafeHome Services, inc.

236 E Main St
Sevierville

Scott Kinsler Construction LLC

1505 Majesty Dr
Jefferson City

Service Plus Garage Doors

10132 Chapman Hwy
Seymour

Slansky Builders

248 Alnwick Dr
Friendsville

Southeastern Contractors Group

2018 SILVERBROOK DR
Knoxville

Sowders Construction

833 Freels Ln
Knoxville

Stalans Construction

2235 Creswell Road
Seymour

Stephen H Byrd Co

P.O. Box 53222
Knoxville

Steve Conner Construction Co

186 MYNATT CIR
Corryton

Supreme Contracting Inc

4325 Greenway Dr
Knoxville

T & M Construction

P. O. Box 262
Powell

Tate Custom Builders

3824 Kingston Pike
Knoxville

Tenn Interiors/Exteriors Group

7817 Neubert Springs Rd
Knoxville

The Premier Handyman

Kimberlin Heights Rd
Knoxville

Titan Building

2402 Tamjo Dr
Maryville

Tom Eldridge Construction

177 Faith Way Road
Walland

Trammell Construction Co

1714 W Emory Rd
Powell

Tri-Phase Construction

8226 Gallaher Station Dr
Knoxville

UNCLE JOE HANDYMAN SVC

4248 INISBROOK WAY
Knoxville

Universal Construction of TN, LLC

P.O. Box 26151
Knoxville

VINCENT CONSTRUCTION

100 Aries Drive

W Squares

121 Talon Pl

Wardley Homes LLC

10228 Poplar Glen Dr
Knoxville

Westbrook Repair

8609 Rushbrook Dr
Knoxville

Woodruff Construction LLC

821 North Herron Rd
Knoxville

WP&D General Contractors

P.O. Box 6345
Maryville

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