We’re Here to Build Your Garage, Edmonton!

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:

  • Topsoil being removed to undisturbed ground
  • 5”-7” of ¾ crushed gravel
  • 10mm rebar tied throughout in a grid pattern
  • 6” thick perimeter & 4” throughout the centre
  • Pour 32 MPA concrete with broom finish


Curb 

We offer a raised 6” curb on pad (available upon request). 


Wall Framing

  • 8, 9, and 10-foot walls available
  • 2x4 walls with 16” studs on centre
  • 2x6 walls available upon request
  • Treated bottom plates
  • 2x12 built up beam or engineered beams where applicable above overhead door
  • 2x8 headers above entry door and all windows
  • 7/16 OSB wall sheeting used


Windows

  • 48” wide by 30” tall
  • Fixed pane or sliders available 


Roof Framing

  • Engineered trusses 2’ on centre
  • 16” overhang unless other length is more suitable
  • 7/16 OSB roof sheeting installed with H clips 
  • 2x4 bracing/blocking where required 
  • 2x6 perimeter fascia board 


Exterior Man Door

  • 36” x 80” insulated steel door 
  • Door knob and deadbolt included 
  • Your choice of finishes
  • Door frame capping is included

Roofing

  • Rhino underlay is installed on the whole roof 
  • Architectural or traditional three-tab shingles to match house
  • Two roof vents are included


Soffit and Fascia 

  • Made from pre-painted aluminum 
  • All colours available to match your house or a new colour design 


Eavestrough and Downpipes

  • 5” continuous eavestrough and 2 5/8” square downpipes and elbows 
  • All colours are available to match the soffit and fascia 


Vinyl Siding 

  • Building wrap installed on all exterior walls 
  • Standard, premium, and dark colours are available 


Electrical

  • Standard 110 volts, 15 amps 
  • 220 volts, 30, or 40 amps available as an upgrade 
  • Includes interior and exterior lights, interior and exterior plugs 
  • Permits and inspections are included 
  • Electrical trench with cable 


Overhead Garage Door and Opener

  • Insulated steel overhead door 
  • Door frame capping is included 
  • LiftMaster® power belt drive operated opener comes with remote for vehicle and keyless entry

Get an Estimate on Your Garage

Garage Size

8'
9'
10'
9' Wide
16' Wide
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Siding
Stucco
Pane
Slider
Gable: Eavestrough is on one or two sides of garage only
Cottage: Eavestrough is on all four sides of the garage
As Soon As Possible
Within Three Months
Three to Six Months
Beyond a Year

Mr. Exterior Ltd.

11320-163 Street

Edmonton, AB T5M 1Y6

Hours

Monday - Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Closed Sundays

Service Area

Edmonton and surrounding areas, including:


St. Albert
Spruce Grove
Stony Plain
Leduc
Beaumont
Sherwood Park
Ardrossan
Morinville
Gibbons
Alberta Beach
Spring Lake

Products and Materials subject to change

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