November 26, 2008

completed garage

The concrete driveway was poured last Tuesday. Because of the cold weather, today was the first day we were able to drive on it. I'm really happy with how it turned out!
The garage door was installed today, so the entire garage is now complete! A few people have asked about the cost; here's the final breakdown:

Architect, $915
Survey & grading plan, $2,175
Raise electric service, $600
Concrete slab (20' x 25'), $5,300
Garage, $15,700
Driveway extension, pavers (480 sf), $6,275
Concrete driveway (640 sf), $5,950
Permits & Inspections, $350
TOTAL: $36,350

November 14, 2008

garage update

The roof is on, the windows are installed, and the power is working in the garage. The concrete guys arrived this morning to remove the old asphalt driveway; we're hoping the new concrete driveway will be poured on Monday or Tuesday.

November 10, 2008


The paver guys arrived at about 8:30 this morning and were completely finished by 4:30! It looks great, there are just a couple of odd angles where the driveway meets the patio that we'll need to hide with some good landscaping.

November 9, 2008

faming continues...

The garage guys worked most of the day yesterday (Saturday) and are pretty close to finishing the framing.

November 6, 2008

a quick update...

This is what the garage looked like this morning. The garage guys were hoping to get to a point today where they'd be ready for a framing inspection tomorrow morning, but with the rain this afternoon, I'm not sure if they were able to finish everything they were hoping to. Also, the paver guys haven't been back since Tuesday; I think they're waiting for the "pre-pour" inspection, plus the rain may have delayed them as well.

November 5, 2008


Things seem to be moving along pretty quickly now. They began the framing on Monday morning:
Yesterday the garage guys continued to work on the framing while the paver guys prepared the area where the driveway extension will go: