Recently its become obvious that a single car garage just isn't going to work for me anymore. Between my two cars and the gfs, well, it ain't cuttin it. I've been looking into a 24'x24' garage to fix this problem. "But you can't fit 3 cars in that, its only a 2 and a half" until I put in a lift, which is possible along with cost effective
So whats the problem? A couple things, was hoping someone here has experience in it. So here goes a short list of concerns...
1. Concrete pour. Never done it, don't know people who have. I got a slab already there that needs busted up and removed, need the new one done. What kinda cost should I expect? Yes I want it done right.
2. Cost of the actual garage. One company sells a kit, ready to build for around 8-9 grand -- down to the siding. Not bad by any means. One concern is one of the walls has to be some kinda fire-blocking wall (there's a name for it, I forget) since one of them will be within 3 feet of another property.
3. Cost of someone else building it - see:30k, yes, $30,000 to start. Maybe worth it, maybe not. Not sure, thats why I'm asking. Yes, I know they'll handle all the BS and permit crap but still, 30k is a major hit and makes my loan request a lot higher.
the last concern is on me, I have to get a permit for demo (so what) and a permit to build a new one (problem) -- I need a permit for a "higher than 15' peak" garage. So that kinda sucks.
If the +15' permit comes out to be stupid expensive, I'll make it 15 feet high and use that for some other kind of storage space I guess, but I'm kinda hell bent on a 2 story. It'll add another ~576 of living space which would be nice.