Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD A DETACHED GARAGE?

Each garage is different, and there are a number of factors to consider when determining the cost. Permit and municipality fees vary by location and the cost for site preparation and/or demolition differs on every project. The biggest cost factor is the size of your garage. The larger the square footage, the more expensive it will be. However, the typical costs to build a detached garage in our service area are:
1-car detached garage – $19,000 to $25,000
2-car detached garage – $25,000 to $35,000
3-car detached garage – $35,000 and up
Learn more about the cost of building a detached garage.

HOW LONG WILL THE CONSULTATION LAST?

Most first visits take about an hour. Our goal is to hear the vision you have for your ideal garage project and to share with you who we are and how we can possibly help make that happen. 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A DETACHED GARAGE?

From start to finish, the physical process of building a detached garage usually takes 6-8 weeks from the time a contract is signed, not counting things outside the builder’s control, like weather, pandemics and labor shortage.
That time frame is broken down into the following stages:
Permitting — Depending upon where you live, can take 2-4 weeks. 
Demolition of the existing garage — This usually takes 1-2 days.
Preparation and installation of the concrete foundation and slab –Proper forming, prep work, and pouring of the concrete can take 2-3 days. The concrete will then need to cure for 2-3 weeks.
Building the garage — This can take 3-5 days depending upon the size and complexity.
Electrical installation — This typically takes 1-2 days.
Final touches — The finishing touches like epoxy floors, drop-down stairs, landscaping restoration and gutters typically takes 1-4 days to complete.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO CUSTOMIZE MY DETACHED GARAGE?

Of course! Your needs and wants for your ideal garage project are important to us and we work with you to help make those happen! Heartland Garage Builders does not just work alongside the customer, but also their municipality to help make your design a reality.

DO YOUR GARAGES INCLUDE A WARRANTY?

Yes! Each Heartland Garage includes a warranty. We strongly believe that this significant investment you are making should be protected by our best-in-industry warranty.

DO YOU OFFER FREE ESTIMATES?

Yes! At Heartland Garage Builders, we proudly offer FREE estimates. We understand taking on a new garage project is a large decision. That’s why our first consultation is free. There is no pressure. Our goal is to help make the process as smooth as possible by answering any questions you may have. Contact us to learn more.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE LANDSCAPING AROUND MY NEW GARAGE?

HGB understands that while a garage is a large investment, so is your lawn and landscaping. That is why we take extra care of the surrounding area and repair the landscape around the base of the slab and any trenches dug for electrical lines. Grading and seed & blanket will occur once the construction has been completed!

DO YOUR GARAGES INCLUDE A WEB-ENABLED GARAGE DOOR OPENER?

Every Heartland Garage comes complete with a web-enabled garage door opener. A web-enabled garage door opener allows you to remotely control access to your garage from your smartphone. You’ll be able to share access to your garage from anywhere in the world. Regardless of where you are, you can have peace of mind in knowing you can open or close your garage as you need to.

WHERE DO I STORE ALL THE THINGS FROM MY OLD GARAGE WHILE THE NEW ONE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION?

Heartland Garage can refer you to a storage company prior to the demolition of your old garage structure. This ensures personal belongings will be protected.

DO HEARTLAND GARAGES INCLUDE GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS?

Yes! HGB believes gutters and downspouts are an important part of the design and are essential to the lifespan of a garage. All of our garages are built with gutters and downspouts at no extra cost

WHAT TYPE OF FLOORING WILL MY GARAGE HAVE?

Every garage that Heartland Garage Builders includes an epoxy coated floor with a slip-resistant additive included. This not only makes your garage look better, it protects the concrete floor from general wear and tear, staining, and the harsh salt deposits from Chicago winters. Read more about epoxy floors.

WILL MY NEW GARAGE BE A BLAND ‘COOKIE-CUTTER’ DESIGN?

No! At HGB, we don’t follow a one-size-fits-all approach. We want to make sure your ideal garage meets your needs. We will work with you throughout the building process to ensure your new garage is customized to best suit your property and your vision.

CAN I SEE EXAMPLES OF GARAGES YOU’VE BUILT?

Absolutely! Visit our Gallery to see photos of some of the many garages we’ve built.

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