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    I want a large shed/small garage built in my yard. Does anyone know someone who is reliable and good? I need everything, including cement.

    I am in Troy.....Gary

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    Maybe a stupid question, but can you even do that in Troy? I'm sure that there are differences in the areas even within Troy, just curious.

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    They were a bit expensive when I was getting mine quoted, but Miller Garages offer turnkey garages and sheds including cement. I ended up subbing it out myself, and Sal did most of the work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofa king View Post
    Maybe a stupid question, but can you even do that in Troy? I'm sure that there are differences in the areas even within Troy, just curious.
    Yeah, I can build another garage, no big deal. Just can't build a 2 story, 5000 Sq ft one anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteHawk View Post
    They were a bit expensive when I was getting mine quoted, but Miller Garages offer turnkey garages and sheds including cement. I ended up subbing it out myself, and Sal did most of the work...
    I don't mind subbing it out, but where do I start? Meaning, who can I trust anymore? Sal is working for others now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grr456 View Post
    I don't mind subbing it out, but where do I start? Meaning, who can I trust anymore? Sal is working for others now...
    I don't even know anymore. I used John's Lumber on Gratiot but last I heard they don't offer the installation anymore (maybe they do now?). I had Sal do Concrete, John's Lumber framed it, I paid the John's guy cash to roof it (he did my house too), then I sided it. I posted up my garage door guy on a previous thread. I had Miller come out and quote mine turnkey and they would have done it but it would have cost me another 20%.

    Concrete was almost half the cost too. Not because Sal was expensive, but because when they excavated my garage, the foundation was actually a sistern filled with water and old bricks. Every neighbor was draining into my garage sistern, and there was a french drain spreading it back into the soil. It was crazy. The guy behind me threatened to sue because his back yard started flooding and I just laughed at him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteHawk View Post
    I don't even know anymore. I used John's Lumber on Gratiot but last I heard they don't offer the installation anymore (maybe they do now?). I had Sal do Concrete, John's Lumber framed it, I paid the John's guy cash to roof it (he did my house too), then I sided it. I posted up my garage door guy on a previous thread. I had Miller come out and quote mine turnkey and they would have done it but it would have cost me another 20%.

    Concrete was almost half the cost too. Not because Sal was expensive, but because when they excavated my garage, the foundation was actually a sistern filled with water and old bricks. Every neighbor was draining into my garage sistern, and there was a french drain spreading it back into the soil. It was crazy. The guy behind me threatened to sue because his back yard started flooding and I just laughed at him.

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    That's pretty crazy.





    I have been thinking about building another garage in my backyard. The wife is tossing roadblocks on how big she is "willing" to let me go. I'm pushing for a 3 car or deep 2.5 car (I want a hoist) so 3 car is better for that.

    There is a guy around the corner from me who built a large 2 car garage with a middle floor and giant attic. It was taller than the telephone poles (so Id assume 35-40 feet). It sat with no progress for a few months (wood getting soaked with rain water. I see he now has the middle floor removed and is slowly rebuilding. I want to talk to the owner to see how much of a nightmare it was/is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteHawk View Post
    .....the foundation was actually a sistern filled with water and old bricks. Every neighbor was draining into my garage sistern, and there was a french drain spreading it back into the soil...

    -Geoff

    This sounds interesting. How old was your house? Any pictures of the drain system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driven2slow View Post
    This sounds interesting. How old was your house? Any pictures of the drain system?
    It was built in 1950. There is a big house behind me that was built in the 1920's and the houses around me are all built on his "Garden". I didn't get any pictures of the cistern. I might have some old snaps of the garage though. There is still a PCV drain in the center of the low spot in my backyard. The French drain works great when all the neighbors aren't draining into my yard! I hardly ever flood.

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