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Garage addition project: part 9, electric rough
Spend some time with your contractor before the electric rough of your home addition starts. Make sure that the locations of outlets and switches not only pass inspection, but also meet the needs of you and your family members.
Garage addition project: part 8, plumbing rough
The most important part of the plumbing rough for your building may be trying to prevent any future gas or water leaks. Learn about some precautionary steps to help you avoid these issues in the future.
Garage addition project: part 7, HVAC rough
Energy costs are expected to continue to rise, so choose wisely when picking an HVAC system for your new addition.
Garage addition project: part 6, roof trusses and framing punch-out
Once your addition's framing is complete, you and your contractor should do a walk through inspection of your new space.
Garage addition project: part 5, rough framing
The home addition is starting to take shape during the rough framing stage, and your contractor is hoping to set the roof trusses soon and get the space "weathered in."
Garage addition project: part 4, the concrete slab
Possibly one of the more important steps in the construction process is pouring the concrete slab. Be sure your contractor doesn't skip the detail work as your building's integrity depends upon this step being done right!
Garage addition project: part 3, the foundation
One of the keys to a successful home addition is to get the foundation in correctly. Find out what the foundation does and what type you may need.
Garage addition project: part 2, breaking ground
The footing and foundation are the first part of the actual construction of any significant home addition. Once the footer is formed, you have a chance to see an outline of your building's size.
Garage addition project: part 1, getting started
Whether you need more storage space, an extra bedroom, or another garage, one of the most important parts of a successful home addition project is the planning and communication that takes place before the first shovelful of dirt is turned. Find out how this homeowner handled planning before the equipment rolled in.