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one small step for man,.....
One giant leap for attorneys.
Here's some sharing of experience and ideas then. If I were in your
shoes, rather than cutting into potential weight-bearing members, I
might have seriously investigated building a sort of "bay window"
structure to move the door out away from the current position. I've
seen several garages extended this way and it can be quite tastefully
done, with a small shingled roof to match the rest of the house.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Miller) wrote in
Let's see, last time I looked this was a group for offering experiences
about how we got around problems and not a wise cracking group on personal
choices. If you want to be the wise guy, then you'll just be ignored.
life is too long to live with a bullshit parking situation. i swear i know
some people that live on a hill, down a short steep driveway after you turn
off the steep hill, with concrete walls on both sides so close you cant even
open the doors, going really slow so you dont bottom out, with a garage that
has 1" of clearance. i guess some people just like to punish themselves.
I think you need to speak with the builder before you close on this
house. It seems to me that it will be very hard for you and any passengers
to walk in front of or behind your van when it is in the garage. Thus you
will be loading and unloading in the driveway. Moving the van every time you
want to take out the trash or get to stored stuff is going to become really
Adding a "bump out" at the door end to give you 1 or 2 more feet is easy
and shouldn't break the builder's company. It's his problem, it's not
acceptable, and he needs to fix it.
I went back and read your first post, I would be pissed!
I don't know what recourse you would have, but if the plans clearly stated a
24 foot deep garage I would be asking the builder what he plans to do about
For me it would be a MAJOR aggravation!
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