As part of a whole house, interior and exterior renovation project, we were asked to refurbish this garage. Previous owners had added on to it, but did not follow code nor sound building practices. The end result was that it had completely deteriorated. Though the owner wanted to maintain the existing layout, the additions had been built on one inch of blacktop and were sinking into the ground. Regular construction grade lumber had been used, and concrete poured both sides of the wall. There was nothing to be saved. The expense of new footings and concrete was not within the budget allowance, therefore the decision was made to restore the garage to its original size.