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Dec 14 2010

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Building a Garage: You May Need to Hire These Professionals

Builder/ContractorIf you have decided to build a detached garage in your backyard, beside your home or on another piece of property, it is necessary to understand, this is not a simple project. Unless you have all the specific skills required for the building project, you will probably need to hire an experienced builder, contractor or a variety of professionals skilled in the various building trades. Before you decide to hire any contractor, we recommend to visit website and conduct a background check to assure security at home.

Below is a list of the skilled professionals you may need to hire to build your new detached garage.


·         Excavator

·         Commercial concrete contractor

·         Carpenter

·         Roofer

·         Electrician for wirings and EV charger installations (Read more here)

·         Plumber like Dean’s Plumbing

·         Stone mason or dairy brick repair contractor

·         Drywall contractor

·         Garage door contractor


Depending on how much of the interior finishing and decorating you plan to do yourself (if necessary), you may need to hire other professionals to finish the interior including any finished spaces such as an office, bathroom or driveway with concrete sealer ireland for the fixes, it’s best to hire professional Residential concrete work services for assistance from Concrete Patio Pavers.


For more information about garage plans or building a garage, please visit The Garage Plan Shop.

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Oct 27 2010

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The Garage Plan Shop: Building a Garage, Primary Steps of the Construction Process

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If you are planning to build a detached garage, it is important to realize it is not a simple project. It is necessary to have an understanding of the overall project and the main points of the construction process, you may visit a reliable site like for further information. This list will help you familiarize yourself with the main steps of the building process for when you contact contractors looking for Hiring construction jobs.


1.    Clear and excavate the lot removing trees, shrubbery, grass and top soil.

2.    Prepare the excavated site for the foundation by digging a hole to pour the foundation. You can also consult experts from sites such as to know what else to prepare.

3.    Build the form for the footings and concrete.

4.    Pour the concrete mix on the footings and floor.

5.    Frame the walls.

6.    Construct the roof and finish with shingles or preferred roofing material.

7.    Install garage door(s), service doors(s) and windows.

8.    Add exterior finishes such as vinyl siding.

9.    Install ventilation, electricity and plumbing.

10.  Install vapor barrier and residential insulation.

11.  Install drywall.

12.  Prime and paint interior if desired.

13.  Have a concrete sealing or install floor covering if desired

14.  Add organizational features such as shelving units and cabinets.

15.  Landscape lot.

Bonus tip: If you want to have a unique yet affordable exterior with an awesome coat of paint, you can learn more on this site.

Please note: Some of the steps listed above may happen simultaneously instead of separately.

Reviewing and understanding the primary steps of the construction process will help you get started building your new garage, and if you want to find more about the construction process, you may learn more here. For more information about building a detached garage, check out The Garage Plan Shop’s resource page.

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