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Question DetailsAsked on 10/31/2013

I need to convert my carport to garage/workshop, what type of contractor should I contact? What is the price range?

Hello all Contractors,

I need to convert my carport (2 cars capacity, currently attached to the house and have one sidewall) to a garage/workshop. The garage only need to be able to park one car. Two walls need to be added: Front wall and sidewall. The front wall will have a door wide enough for a car to get in, the door I prefer is like bi-folded so that I can open partially horizontally but still have full height clearance. Currently there is a window (~6ft x 6ft) in the wall attached the carport with the house. This need to be replace by a door so we can wall from the house directly to the garage/workshop.

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Cuong
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You need to Search the List (in green banner bar) for General Contractors in you area, and look at their ratings and reviews and pick 3 to come to your house and look at what you need done. Since you do not have a design in hand, I would suggest starting with an Architect to prepare plans and specs, file any necessary planning or zoning permits, and to assist with choosing a GC, and with construction inspection. It can save you a lot of trouble down the road, and in many areas you will not even get a permit without signed architect or engineer's plans.

It is likely you will need new foundation installation to make it suitable for an enclosed house addition (generally illegal to just wall in a typical surface-set pier supported carport), and you don't way if it currently has a slab or not, so I am going to guess about $70-100/SF total cost, depending on how deep your foundation has to go in your area, and whether the existing roof is suitable or has to be replaced. If existing foundation and slab are good to go and roof is OK as it and HVAC system has capacity to pick that area up as an add-on circuit, could come in as low as $25-40/SF.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD




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