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New Garage (in 3 days)

When Anna and I bought our property 5 years ago, the only problem was an old, falling-apart shed that needed replacing. Replacing it has been on our “To Do” list every summer for 5 summers, and we finally got around to doing it.

I call the shed “old” but it’s actually just not well built: the biggest problem being that the roof is practically flat, so rain water just sat on the roof tiles until it soaked through and destroyed the roof. There were still a few dry patches that were very useful for storage, so we never took it down.

This year, we fixed it! Although not as epic as building it ourselves; this was definitely much faster. The hardest pert was taking it down and preparing the foundation for it.

Buddy helped us take it down
Buddy helped us take it down


Donald helped to excavate and level the pad
Donald helped to excavate and level the pad

Then we dug a French Drain
Then we dug a French Drain
Then we got 12 inches of rock and gravel
Then we got 12 inches of rock and gravel

Now that we had the spot ready to build on, the guys from Montana Quality Structures arrived on Monday with all of the materials, and they were done building the garage by Wednesday! In three days of hard work, a team of three guys built a 30’x40′ garage! I’m still amazed at their speed. Here’s the highlights of the progress:

Freaking amazing!
Ashton + Anna

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