Possible To Build A Garage-House Higher than Drive - PICS

eldemilaDecember 7, 2009

I haven't a clue, so I'm here to ask, is it possible to build an attached garage (where carport is) when the house is higher than the driveway and have it attach to the home, like use the steps on the outside to get in to the house, thus having them in the garage? The crawl space is under the stairs, so not sure if this would be a possibility at all. I'm thinking the cost may be crazy to do something like this due to it having to be so tall???

Thanks for any clarification and/or ideas.

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andrelaplume2

I don't see why not..in fact it looks like you'd pick up quite a bit of storage space.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2009 at 2:38PM
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creek_side

Sure you can do that. You do need to design and locate it so that there is space for the inside steps, either at the opposite end from the main door or along the side of the building. In the latter case, the garage will have to be wider than normal, but it may provide a usable loft storage space.

Since it will be attached, there are other issues involved, not the least of which are structural integrity and aesthetics. It would best if it were designed by a professional.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2009 at 10:11PM
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johnorange

I found out you get a break on your home insurance if you build your garage as a separate structure. It is then covered under the adjacent structures clause and doesn't increase the insured square footage of your home.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2010 at 12:26AM
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