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Old 12-12-2007, 02:25 PM   #1
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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?

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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!

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