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Garages.  Built to Endure

We build garages that provide a safe, convenient space for your vehicles, storage needs, or your creative outlet.   We are a quality-focused garage builder and offer complete garage packages that are built to endure.  Our focus on proper foundations, concise planning, and a solid structure, differentiates Ardent from other Red Deer garage buildersOften, garages built in Red Deer suffer from issues like cracked and heaved concrete or high heating costs.  Our nuanced understanding of our climate and how it affects garages allows us to mitigate these issues when we build your new garage.  We enjoy building customized garages, and we will work with you to design a garage that will meet your current and future needs.   

As a general contractor, we are uniquely positioned to manage garage construction from the planning stage forward.  By utilizing our project management expertise, you are securing the quality of your new garage by ensuring better communication, reputable sub-trades, and proper oversight of the garage build.   

Services we offer as your Red Deer garage builder.

  • Complete garage packages for attached and detached garages as well as for workshops and custom layouts.

  • Garage lofts and mezzanines

  • Carriage houses and garden suites.

  • Premium, reinforced concrete garage slabs with proper bases.  Engineered slabs available for oversized garages.

  • Concrete curbs for exterior garage walls.  Protects the wooden portion of the wall from moisture, and allows the garage to be lowered into sloped grades.

  • Shallow frost protection for garage slabs to reduce the building's heating load and protect the concrete.

  • Tractive or Polished Concrete Floors

  • Electrical, Plumbing and Gas hookups.

  • In-floor heat, wood stoves, or natural gas unit (space) heaters.

  • Sprayfoam, conventional fibreglass, or exterior insulation.

  • Energy-efficient overhead garage doors, man doors, and windows.

  • Asphalt architectural roofing shingles or Euroshield's rubber roofing shingles.

  • Conventional vinyl, Hardie Board, stucco, or cedar siding.

  • Fully permitted with the City of Red Deer or your relevant jurisdiction.

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An in-depth discussion on garage construction in Red Deer

Garages are highly versatile spaces – often the solution for car parking, storage, workshops, and hobbies.   If you have a specific use for your garage, we work together with you to optimize the design to meet your particular needs. 


Building a heated garage in Alberta is often the choice for those who will be spending extended lengths of time in their garage or workshop working on hobbies.  We value efficient building design; as such, our primary focus in the construction of heated garages is to reduce the amount of energy needed.  High-efficiency garage heaters are also important, but we maintain that reducing energy loss through the garage's building envelope is the most effective way to conserve energy.  Building a garage energy-efficiently requires a more robust structure, with the result being a better-built garage.  To achieve these results, we offer spray foam insulation, exterior insulation in both rigid foam and rigid fibreglass, double-wall construction, or ICF construction.  We recommend horizontal below-grade insulation around the perimeter of the heated space; this detail is effective in preventing the frost from travelling underneath the garage slab, protecting the garage foundation and lowering the heating load.


When the cost building a heated garage or fully finished garage from the ground up exceeds your budgeted amount, we advocate for garage designs that do not restrict your future options.  For example, if not currently insulating or heating, we recommend not finishing the interior walls.

Coloured Concrete Driveway Slab for a Garage in Sylvan Lake

The details you can't see can be the most important.  This coloured concrete garage driveway has proper rebar, a thick and well compacted base, and insulation below the slab to reduce frost movement.

For garages that used for vehicle parking, we offer in-floor heating systems to dry your floor and vehicle rapidly.  When wet or snow-covered cars are put in a heated garage, it is critical to provide effective ventilation of the moisture that has been introduced to reduce vehicle corrosion and garage structure rot.  For this reason, we install energy-efficient garage ventilation fans on a humidity triggered switch.

Garages that will be used for storage can be optimized to utilize the garage space efficiently.  Lofts or mezzanines can be incorporated into the design to this end.  When storage is a concern, we recommend finishing the interior of the garage with plywood vs drywall.  Plywood finished walls are more durable and allow for better anchor points for your storage systems – though for heavy items, attaching to the stud is still recommended.  

Building a new garage is a significant investment.  We pride ourselves on being a garage contractor offering thought-out garage packages.  In our view, it is prudent to spend a fraction more at the time of the build to increase the garage's functionality and efficiency as well as the structure's longevity.  Corners can be tempting to cut, especially when the cost savings appear to add up.  But skimping on your foundation could cause cracked and heaved concrete.  Inefficient garage insulation will cost you more in the end via reoccurring utility bills.  At Ardent, we understand that the most wallet-friendly, environmentally friendly, and energy-efficient way to construct garages is to begin with a garage design optimized to fit your needs and built with quality materials and enduring craftsmanship.

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