Constructing My Garage

in #home2 years ago

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I began building our garage in March of 2016 when a friend and I excavated and poured the concrete footings.

It wasn't until November of that year when I formed up and poured the curb wall that the structure would rest on. Then in May of 2017 I hired a contractor to install floor drains and pour the concrete floor.

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I began framing the walls each evening after work in September 2017. My goal was to have the structure enclosed before winter. I ordered manufactured roof trusses from a company here in town, which my friends and I lifted into place one scorching hot September afternoon.

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Next, I sheathed the roof and walls with OSB. I stapled synthetic felt paper on the roof, and Tyvek housewrap on the walls.

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I installed the windows, walk-through door, then the two 8' x 10' insulated overhead doors. I put steel shingles on the roof to match the house. I installed vinyl siding on three sides of the garage, and put stone veneer on the front.

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I was able to do all the electrical wiring myself. I hung the sheetrock, although I paid a professional to tape and mud the joints, since he was much faster than I would have been.

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To finish off the garage, I painted the walls and ceiling, and created a custom entrance to the back door of the house.

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Notice the cat patiently waiting to be let inside!

Being able to park our vehicles indoors and out of the weather is an incredible advantage!

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Now that's progress! Bet there are a lot of cats in there now. :-)

All the hard work payed off, the garage looks amazing! And the cat is so cute! :)

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