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Old 10-29-2014, 10:18 AM   #1
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Expanding Under Home Garage

I have an existing one car under home garage (~10'x15') that I would like to consider expanding lengthwise (i.e. to ~10'x30').

The home is situated on a raised hill, meaning that the driveway is flat leading into the garage from the street with retaining walls on either side. My question is whether building codes, which typically require new garage construction to be >6' from existing structures, would allow for such an addition.

If building codes allowed, the project would progress generally as follows: 1) demolish existing retaining walls on either side of driveway, 2) demolish existing asphalt driveway, 3) pour new garage foundation, 4) pour new garage walls in place of retaining walls, connecting to existing garage walls, 5) backfill, 6) construct garage roof and install new door.

Does this sound feasible?
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given enough money yep!
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:56 AM   #3
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We need pics....and you need to go have a chat with your building dept.

Don't be afraid of them. If you go in asking what is possible (take pics with you), I think you will be surprised at how much they will help and time you will save getting bad info.

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