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Old 12-14-2007, 02:03 PM   #16
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Check out this link:

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...2234&showall=1

It might be the same idea you are going for, two level detached garage but the basement is a home theater. It also has an underground tunnel to the house.

Also garagejournal.com is a great forum for garages, it's all about guys building over the top garages.

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Old 12-14-2007, 03:10 PM   #17
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That's an awesome garage! That's basically what I want, just without the the connection to the house.
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Old 12-15-2007, 12:11 PM   #18
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Anything is possible... Do you have the money though?
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:07 PM   #19
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Thats why I wondered if anyone could offer some free quotes on just havinng the shell and concrete done.
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This isn't exactly a "standard" job quote. You're definitely looking at engineering work for that, so I'd be amazed if someone gave you a free quote from what you've said here.

On the other hand, if you had a budget, I'll bet a couple people here could tell you if you're anywhere near getting what you want.

I can't imagine that bunker garage was less than a $100,000 job when finished, but I have no idea really.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:14 PM   #21
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50 grand. And I would do all of the electrical, HVAC, Insulations, drywall, roof, and painting. The only things I would need done are the cement, walls, joists, and siding, Right? would I be able to have it built for under $60, 000?
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and a 2 wide on the bottom so in the winter I could store the trailer and atvs, etc.
While that's 1 Beautiful Garage,........ It doesn't fit the design critiera you laid out........
It's gonna be pretty tough to get those ATVs,+ Trailers up,+ down that spiral staircase........

As for the 60Gs,.....
I think it would be on the Bottom-mid end of what it might Co$t to get that built...........
Depends on Where you live,+ how many resources you can pull in.......
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I wouldn't have a spiral sraircase, I would have just some normal ones at the back of the garage, and to get all of the big stuff up and down, I would have a lift (with one of the sides on hinges or something) in one of the ports. That link to the other website, Garagejournal is good, but it's not what I want. I wouldn't want it connecting to the house, or want a spiral staircase, and the basement would just be open storage, it wouldn't be seperate rooms.
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60K sounds low. What about the lift itself, excavation, sump pumps, drain tile, water proofing, etc. This is a basement and all codes etc. will apply to it. My question is, is it worth the $$$ to have only one stall for storage? What could you store below the lift? Based on my experience, your span floor will start at about 15K whether you go with spancrete or a steel beam system. So 30-40K seems real low to complete the other phases.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:19 PM   #25
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I think your idea of a lift would be possible. I dont know if they make them any more but garages used to use hydraulic lifts that mounted into the ground. on your basement floor you would have to excavate even further down to allow space for the hydraulics. attach a steel plate to the top which would form the floor of the unit. When the hydraulics are up it would fit into a hole in the garage floor. You could then put your stuff on it and lower it down to the basement, move it off and then raise the platform back up to make the main garage floor whole again.

Or something like that.

Anything is possible with enough cash.
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For the 'extra' this would cost you could build one whale of a building out back,like a shop etc. that would be MUCH more versitile and cost effective. Like a ten car garage!! ALL dressed up for the dance!! What happens when you have a mechanical failure and something BREAKS on this set up?? OR a child is underneath while lowering??? life is too valuable to risk such a activity!!
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OR a child is underneath while lowering??? life is too valuable to risk such a activity!!
Or to consider less extreme possibilities, I'd say the odds of you falling through the 20-foot hole in your garage floor at some point are pretty good.


Why not build a dream garage on one level? For a fraction of this price you could build a nice 4 or 6-car garage to store all your toys.
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I can't imagine that bunker garage was less than a $100,000 job when finished, but I have no idea really.

Yeah, somewhere in the post he mentions that he expects to pay around $260k for the complete garage.

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Around here that'll buy a 4 bedroom, 3,000sf luxury home on 4 acres of wooded land.
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That bunker garage is no less than $250,000 I almost guarantee it. (not from utah so costs can be differant) But I cant see doing it for less than $250,000.

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