Learn what it costs to build a garage apartment ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) in Minneapolis or St. Paul, and what drives those costs.
South Minneapolis ADU
Building a Garage Apartment in South Minneapolis
Follow along as we build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) above a new garage in South Minneapolis.
Garage Slab Pour
We’re pouring the garage slab!
The windows have been installed, and the stairs to the ADU above the garage are complete. Now it is time for our slab. See what it takes to pour a slab in the deep freeze of winter.
In order to be able to level and tamp the sand at the garage floor, we needed to bring in ground heaters. We ran the ground heaters for 6 days to ensure the ground would be thawed enough to be worked and prepped for our slab.
Let’s Finish This Slab!
The crew curtained off the garage with plastic and ran a torpedo heater to keep the garage warm enough for the slab to cure. The slab needs to cure for a min of 2 days before it can be walked on.