Need to build a strong ramp for garage.
Would like it to come out straight from the garage about 4 feet into a incline. We will be using it for our vehicles. The entrance is about 14 inches from the ground.
Suggested Project Book
What to do with our livingroom ceiling?
We took the old popcorn ceiling off in our livingroom and thought we could just paint it. We fixed some hairline cracks where the joint in the sheetrock are, primed a... See more
Cheapest way to make a large retaining wall
I have almost 1/3 of an acre backyard that I will be re-establishing soon, and one of the projects will be a 2-3 ft tall retaining wall that will be approx. 25 feet ... See more
I am looking for someone to build me a pergola
I have a cement patio and want to have someone with experience build a pergola with a deck over the patio. I have a picture of just the one I would like that I found ... See more
How can I repair a rip in my canvas gazebo?
I have a 10x12 gazebo bolted to my deck. It is domed so it is very tall. I was trying to take the top down this Fall and accidentally ripped a hole in the canvas. Th... See more
Would it look right to put an outdoor kitchen under screened pool?
I just moved into this house coming from a house in the country from lots of land; so this type of home is very new to me. It's a typical Florida home with a screened... See more
Sandbags for landscaping
Has anyone ever used sand bags to border a driveway or flower bed ? We are buying a place in the woods with no sidewalks ( yet ), no paved drive way ( yet ). I was ... See more
How can we add inches to our balcony railing?
Our balcony railing is not to code, and I'm looking for a (somewhat) easy way to add inches to the top for a good amount of extra height. (Got a baby at home and befo... See more
I'd think the least expensive and easiest option would be to get metal car ramps from a place like Harbor Freight - the small ones that allow you to get the car just a foot or so off the ground. I'd securely fasten them in the proper place with bolts through the floor. Otherwise, it seems you'd need to build a complex ramp system with wood that won't last or an expensive ramp from concrete.
Be very careful if that shed is not permanently attached to piers in the ground. If it is sitting on blocks if you drive in it with a car or truck the whole thing could shift. Another thought would be if the floor of the building is strong enough to support a vehicle.
The car ramp idea sounds good from Harbor Freight or local auto supply stores otherwise build a ramp using pressure treated wood and also check the load limit of the floor.
I built ramps to get my mower into my shed. The car ramps previously mentioned could/should work. My shed sits in the middle of the yard so when i attached them to the shed I hinged them so I just drop them down when I need them but they stand up just inside the door when not in use. Makes mowing/trimming around the shed really easy. May not be important to you.
Based on what I see in the photo you posted the supports do not appear to be strong enough to support a car/auto. This is why most garages are built directly on the ground to spread the load/weight of the car/auto over a larger area.
IF the garage is rated for a car and nothing needs to be done to the floor, I would get with a local cement contractor for the ramp. The size you need probably wouldn’t cost but a couple hundred bucks.
This may be an easy method
Curious to know what you ended up doing. We just had a Weather King 12' x 30' delivered and am facing a similar situation although it's not as high off the ground.
Hey did you find a solution. I'm facing the same issue also does the garage shift when you drive your vehicle inside/up the ramp.