Garage building costs depend mostly on size, materials and whether it’s an attached or detached garage. Take a look at below article to help you have a general idea on budget of building a garage.
Attached or Detached
After you have a look at pros and cons of attached versus detached garages, you can decide whether to choose an attached garage or a detached garage.
Before you build a garage, think about how many cars you want to fit, as well as the storage space for gardening supplies, tools, sports equipment, bikes and more. Then its size would be clear in your mind. The prices for installing most common sizes (in feet) include:
- One-car (12x22 feet): $11,000 (attached) - $18,000 (detached)
- Two-car (26x26 feet): $27,000 (attached) - $47,000(detached)
- Three-car (40x30): $48,000 (attached) - $84,000 (detached)
- Four-car (48x30): $57,000 (attached) - $101,000 (detached)
Step 3: add Proteins
When you are determined to build a garage, the first cost you should estimate is the foundation of the unit. Basically, it’s totally determined by the climate where you live in. In some areas where the ground doesn't freeze, homeowners can avoid building their garages on a concrete slab. In the other areas where frost permeates, it’s better to have a foundation with a footer below the frost line and the slab poured between concrete walls. As you can see, the common costs of foundations are $75 per cubic yard including concrete footings and slab.
- Damp-proof coating adds $3-$6 per square foot (keeps out soil moisture).
- Waterproof coating adds $5-$10 per square foot (keeps out rainwater).
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