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McGaw 12-12-2007 03:25 PM

Dream Garage, Possible?
 
Hello,

I've been thinking about haveing a garage built. 2 1/2 wide, but also have a basement in the bottom, drive onto a lift in one of the ports, and either stay parked there, or be able to push a button and go into a basement section of the garage. More for storing bigger equipment. I'm not sure if it's possible though, and if it is, how much it would cost?

Thank you.

Sammy 12-12-2007 03:37 PM

Probably cost a bazillion with a basement under a garage due to the support needed.

Consider an old time grease pit if its working on the bottom side of the car that your gettin at. That way you can drive over it and then walk down into the pit.

Thats why they always say..... Buy the biggest garage ya can that has a house attached to it!

McGaw 12-12-2007 03:41 PM

I wouldn't be working on any vehicles, as I'm useless when it comes to that sort of stuff. I would just want it like a 2 1/2 wide on the top, and a 2 wide on the bottom so in the winter I could store the trailer and atvs, etc.

Bondo 12-12-2007 04:29 PM

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drive onto a lift in one of the ports, and either stay parked there, or be able to push a button and go into a basement section of the garage.
Nope,....... It can't work that way,....... The platform would either be up, or down,..... If down, there's no floor to park on above..........
But,..........
If you build Higher,......
You can install Lifts,+ raise a vehicle,+ then park Under it.........

McGaw 12-12-2007 04:41 PM

Bondo, I wouldn't be leaving the lift in the basement, it would only be used to get heavy things like a trailer down there, and then it would be raised to park on it again. It wouldn't be left down.

NateHanson 12-12-2007 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by McGaw (Post 80121)
Bondo, I wouldn't be leaving the lift in the basement, it would only be used to get heavy things like a trailer down there, and then it would be raised to park on it again. It wouldn't be left down.

How ya gonna get the trailer off it so you can raise the lift again? ;)

McGaw 12-12-2007 05:59 PM

That was another prolem I had thought of, but I think I've come up with an idea, either get a lift with a removeable side, or weld myself some hinges or something to the lift and make it removeable.

AtlanticWBConst. 12-12-2007 06:01 PM

Ever hear of one house that has rotating floor pads in the garage? You pull in and onto a rotating pad(s), and press a button and the pad turns your car around for you. You should include that in the design.:thumbsup:

McGaw 12-12-2007 06:04 PM

lol, It's gotta get build first, but that's certainatley an option to keep in mind:thumbup: :laughing: I'm still looking for someone to tell me some prices, and if it's at all possible.

Cole 12-12-2007 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by McGaw (Post 80107)
Hello,

I've been thinking about haveing a garage built. 2 1/2 wide, but also have a basement in the bottom, drive onto a lift in one of the ports, and either stay parked there, or be able to push a button and go into a basement section of the garage. More for storing bigger equipment. I'm not sure if it's possible though, and if it is, how much it would cost?

Thank you.

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Bondo 12-13-2007 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by McGaw (Post 80121)
Bondo, I wouldn't be leaving the lift in the basement, it would only be used to get heavy things like a trailer down there, and then it would be raised to park on it again. It wouldn't be left down.

In that case,... You'll need atleast Double the floor space in the cellar,....
Just to have storage,+ maneuvering space....
Because All of the footage where the lifts are will be Unusable.......

Is there any grade change at the site,.......
It would make more sense to have doors at the lower level,.....
In essense, a garage over a garage, each with it's own access.......

McGaw 12-13-2007 03:10 PM

I'm not to sure what you mean... Like have a two story garage, no basement? Plus I'm still looking for some prices.

Ron6519 12-13-2007 06:35 PM

It is not possible using the parameters stated. No one will give you an estimate. They might say they will come, but no one will knock at your door.
Ron

pavola 12-14-2007 06:31 AM

Google spancrete and find local installers to give you a quote. I've done two remodels with this and its very exspensive. I would imagine engineering for that big of a cutout would only increase the cost though.

Bondo 12-14-2007 08:20 AM

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I'm not to sure what you mean... Like have a two story garage, no basement? Plus I'm still looking for some prices.
Are you building on a Side Hill,..??..??

Is it possible to build it as a 2 story as in,.....
Level 1 being the Basement,+ level 2 being the traditional Garage, as viewed from the House/ street level,...........


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