Whether you’re looking to construct your first garage, or demolish your old garage to make way for a new one that truly serves your purposes, Mr. Exterior can help you each step of the way. When it comes time to build a garage in Edmonton or any of the surrounding areas, many homeowners count on the expertise of Mr. Exterior. We handle all site prep, demolition (when required), and everything necessary to build the garage you’ve always wanted.
If your old garage simply doesn’t have the space necessary to fit your vehicles, tools, outdoor gear, bikes, and other items, Mr. Exterior can help you design a garage that suits all of your covered storage needs. Simply complete the quote request form on this page to get started, or give us a call for more information.
FAQ on Building a Garage in the Edmonton Area
Q: Do I need a permit?
A: Permits are not required prior to pouring concrete, however if a garage pad is planned, knowing what your city or county bylaws are for size and placement is a must.
Q: How will my previous garage be demolished?
A: The type of project determines which type of demolition is suitable. For example, we may use a wheelbarrow, jackhammer, or Bobcat concrete breaker and then recycle the concrete.
Q: How should the site be prepared?
A: All sod and topsoil must be removed prior to gravel placement and form setting. Crushed gravel is placed in the area and the rough grade is established. Tamping is done prior to form setting so the outer portions are solid. Form setting is completed using levels, strings, and transit levels to ensure all forms are flat, or sloped (depending on the desired watershed). Final grade is set with more gravel and tramping where needed. Rebar is cut, placed, tied, and chaired in a grid pattern.
Q: How will the base be poured?
A: All forms and gravel are sprayed with water so moisture from the wet concrete is not soaked up from the dry base. Concrete is poured and then levelled with screens and shovels. Concrete is floated by hand or bull float. For driveways, sidewalks, and control joints, edging and brooming are done immediately. Curing agents are sprayed onto the concrete once the finishing is complete.
Q: Why are “control joints” cut?
A: Control joints are cut in an effort to control where the concrete cracks. Joints in the driveway are hand-tooled because concrete thickness permits. For thicker slabs, we will cut control joints (typically the next day) using a concrete-cutting machine.
Q: How are the forms removed?
A: Forms are removed three to five days after pouring to allow proper curing at the edges.
Continue on for Other Technical Details
Garage Pad and Apron
This process includes:
We offer a raised 6” curb on pad (available upon request).
Exterior Man Door
Soffit and Fascia
Eavestrough and Downpipes
Overhead Garage Door and Opener
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