Garage Contractor Northern Virginia
If you are interested in building a garage in Northern Virginia or Washington DC, you have come to the right spot. Phoenix Home Services is a class A contractor licensed in Virginia with a BLD classification on their license. Phoenix also holds a license with Washington DC DCRA and can also pull deck permits in DC. Phoenix is proud of its A+ rating with the local Better Business Bureau and A rating on Angie’s List, which speaks volumes of the company’s ability to complete garage projects. Adding a garage to your home is a simple way to expand your home size and value. As a master builder and contractor we can design and build the garage of your dreams, Phoenix is a professional company that can handle the simplest to most complex garage remodeling or building projects. We offer a five year guarantee on all our garages we build. If you are looking for a free estimate on an upcoming deck, our design build team is unmatched in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area. Phoenix Home services will handle your entire garage addition Project from start to finish. From the initial design consolation, preparing a concise contract, rendering all drawings, pulling all building permits, passing all County inspection, and a final walk through with the customer. For a contractor a garage needs to get a footing, slab framing, electrical and final inspection by the county. The final inspection will be proof that the garage is a legal structure. For more information on additions phoenix can build see this link.
Expert Garage Designs
Phoenix Home Services starts by meeting with the homeowner and going over the ideas they may have for their new garage. Phoenix employs some of the best garage addition designers in the area. They can take your ideas for your new single our double car garage and produce outstanding CAD drawings for your new garage. Each of our garage designs will address the architecture and landscape of your home, your budget, and lifestyle. If Phoenix uses your design, or creates an original one of a kind deck design from scratch we will make sure you are happy before we proceed to the next step. But there is one thing you can be sure of is the overall design and quality of workmanship will be unmatched. Often times your garage addition may be multi level, this will need additional zoning permits. Phoenix then may be required to bring in a licensed civil engineer to make more comprehensive drawings and designs to get the County or City building permits for your garage addition. Most often if the garage is a simple design Loudoun County, Fairfax County , Prince William County, Arlington County, or Alexandria plans for a garage permit is easy to get. The best way to find out more details is to get a Phoenix Home Services professional to come to your home for a free estimate and garage design.
Code Compiant Garage Fondations
To build a code compliant garage in Northern Virginia or Washington DC the first step is to build the foundation. The foundation of a garage will require a footing that is 24” deep in our area. The specifications for the footing will be formulated by a design professional or engineer depending on your particular specifications. Typicality a properly sized footing is excavated for your garage project and structural rebar is set into the footing for inspection. Once the footing for your garage has passed inspection, it’s time to prepare the concrete slab. Garage slabs typically are comprised of a bed of #57 gravel that has been tamped down to the specifications outlined by the engineer. Then a vapor barrier of 5 mil plastic is installed over the gravel. The final step in the preparation of the concrete slab for your garage is to install welded wire reinforcement. Before the slab for your new garage can be poured a city or county inspector must verify, that all steps have been preformed be for the actual concrete is poured for your garage floor.When the slab for your garage has been passed by inspection we will prepare for the pouring of the slab. Typically we utilize a monolithic concrete pour that will fill the footer and the slab of your garage. Using a 3000 PSI concrete mix we will pour your garage floor. The concrete in the floor is most often finished with power trowel to give it a very smooth finish.
Garage Construction Codes Northern Virginia
If you are looking to build a single or double car garage some of the building, and zoning codes have changed in the last few years. When building a garage we must install a 20 minute fire rated door between a attached garage and your house in Northern Virginia. For all garages, drywall applied to the walls and ceilings adjacent and below living areas will require intalation of drywall ½-inch to the garage walls, and 5/8-inch type X to ceilings. A 15 or 20 amp GFCI outlet is is required in all garages. GFCI and GFI are quite different. Both GFCI and GFI protect a person from an electrical shock. A GFI protects only loads that are plugged directly into a GFI outlet. A GFCI protects loads that are plugged into a electrical outlet and all loads that are plugged into outlets that are connected to the GFCI line. GFCI outlets operate like a circuit breaker.
Garage Floor Concrete Slab Requirements Northern Virginia
For any attached garage to your Northern Virginia home , a vapor barrier is required between the concrete and gravel. The vapor barrier is typically 6 mil plastic laid over a 2-4 inch bed of #57 gravel. Then welded wire is installed over the vapor barrier before the concrete slab is poured. New codes require a garage slab to sloped toward garage door.
Great Garage Options
If you are having Phoenix Home Services build you a new single or double garage, why not install decorative garage doors. There are many options to choice from when it comes to garage doors. Finishing off your garage by installing custom doors with automatic door openers is a big plus.
Where We Build New Garages
If you live in the Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William County ,Washington DC, or Alexandria area, then we are the contractor that can get your garage job over the finish line. We have built single and double garages in Annandale, Ashburn, , Aldie, Burke, Broadlands, Brambleton , Bristow, Dulles, Newington , Countryside, Centerville, Chantilly, Haymarket, Herndon, Gainesville, Reston, Mount Vernon, Mclean, Lorton, Lansdowne, Middleburg, Leesburg, Purcellville, Potomac Falls, Herndon, , Tysons Corner, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Manassas Park, Dale City, Springfield, Sterling, Sterling Park, South Riding, Stone Ridge VA, Clifton, Fairfax, Reston, North Reston, Falls Church, Oakton, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Vienna, Oak Hill, Triangle, and Great Falls and Dulles VA. Stone Ridge, Lake Manassas , Manassas 20109, Middleburg 20118, Middleburg 20119 Catlett 20120 Centreville 20120 Sully Station 20121 Centreville 20122 Centreville 20124,Clifton 20128, Paeonian Springs 20130, Hillsboro 20132 Purcellville 20134 Hillsboro 20134 Purcellville 20136 Bristow 20137 Broad Run, 20138 Casanova 20140, Catharpin 20144 Ashburn 20147 Ashburn 20148 Arcola 20148 Ashburn 20148, Broadlands 20149 Ashburn 20151 Chantilly 20151 Fairfax 20152 Chantilly 20152 Fairfax 20152 South Riding 20153 Chantilly 20153 Fairfax 20155 20156 Gainesville 20158 Hamilton 20159 Hamilton 20160 Purcellville 20163 Dulles ,Potomac Falls 20165 Sterling 20166 Haymarket 20170 Herndon 20171 Herndon 20171 Oak Hill 20172 Herndon 20175 Leesburg 20176 Lansdowne 20176 Leesburg 20176 Lucketts 20177 Leesburg 20178 Leesburg 20180, Alexandria 20598 Arlington, District of Columbia includes neighborhoods such as Northwest DC, Northeast DC, Southeast DC, Southwest, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, Mount Pleasant, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Logan Circle, West End, Cathedral Heights, Cleveland Park, Foxhall, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Massachusetts Heights, Spring Valley, and Capitol Hill.
Award Winning Addition Contractor
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the distinguished Angie’s List Super Service Award for Masonry for the past two years. We also take pride in our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Furthermore we can provide you with personal testimonials and references upon request. Our Credentials and Testimonials can also be found online. Please call us today to set up a Free Consultation and Estimate at 703-543-6929.