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Old 10-28-2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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I am thinking of doing an addition over my garage. It is your typical 2story house with a single garage. The roof over the garage is just attic space now, total measurement's are 11 x 33.

Will there be an issue with the foundation in the garage and going up a full two stories? I am not sure if that was made to carry the excess load or not. I want to make this a master bedroom and bath, and was hoping to speand in the $20K to $25K range. If there is a foundation issue, that will not work!

House was built in 1987 also.

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I wouldn't expect a big difference in the load-bearing capability of the garage foundation and the house. Usually local code governs the footing and foundation of structures, and usually specifies a minimum foot depth, which will influence your foundation height, thickness, etc. I'd say off hand the biggest structural issue you'll have will be properly supporting the floor, especially where it spans over the garage door.

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My guess is that there is already a footing around your garage especially since you share a bearing wall with it.

But I would look at the joist across the garage. That might be the big issue for you.
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What do you guy's think about the cost. I am in central NJ.

I am going to have the "shell" done by a contractor (framing, roof, siding and window's), then sub out the, HVAC, plumbing and Drywall. I will do all the electric, flooring, trim and finish work in the bathroom. Also, the new bath does back up to a current bath so all plumbing is close by.
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What do you guy's think about the cost. I am in central NJ.

I am going to have the "shell" done by a contractor (framing, roof, siding and window's), then sub out the, HVAC, plumbing and Drywall. I will do all the electric, flooring, trim and finish work in the bathroom. Also, the new bath does back up to a current bath so all plumbing is close by.
Less than $100,000.

I have no idea. Costs are a lot higher in your neck of the woods.
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Price point seems low. I would put it in the 35-40K range. Finish products will drive the cost up based on taste.
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Price point seems low. I would put it in the 35-40K range. Finish products will drive the cost up based on taste.
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Ron, reread my post and the estimate.....

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