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Larry Scott
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The approved building permit site plan topo shows the elevation of the garage floor to be level with the centerline of the street. And the street to be level, but it’s a 13% grade. Maybe an architect’s “office topo”. The driveway will have to be 25% grade. Try getting a low clearance sports car or tall SUV into that. 

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Topic starter Posted : June 30, 2022 11:11 am
Jim Frame
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Somebody should have a chat with the inspector on that job...

...or maybe they did, and it involved a transfer of funds.

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Posted : June 30, 2022 11:13 am
Larry Scott
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@jim-frame Eugene OR. It’s a very tight hillside development. The street is an easement owned by the HOA. The first potential owner bailed during its construction because he saw the garage floor grade was f’d up. It stood for a year 1/4 complete and the walls a joists were soaked in Oregon rain. 

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Topic starter Posted : June 30, 2022 11:22 am

holy cow
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All you have to do is back it in.  Sort of like this.

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Posted : June 30, 2022 11:30 am
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Larry Scott
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@holy-cow 

the crazy driveway will have to be a ‘feature’ not a bug. 

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Topic starter Posted : June 30, 2022 11:33 am
holy cow
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The obvious answer is to cut down the street as needed.  The result would be a roller coaster banked to the left and then to the right as needed.  As long as ice never forms, it would be an entertaining drive with built in speed-bumps.  Ice would make it insanely fun.................until.......................someone's bedroom has your car in it.

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Posted : June 30, 2022 11:41 am

Moe Shetty
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@holy-cow that's a cross between a Ron Beer and a Citroen, I think. Those French rednecks keeping it fancy

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Posted : June 30, 2022 12:01 pm
Jitterboogie
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@moe-shetty 

Nuthin gives you the runs worse than a Ron Beer....

😎

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Posted : June 30, 2022 12:10 pm
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Jim Frame
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Posted by: @larry-scott

The driveway will have to be 25% grade.

Another term for that driveway is "funnel."

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Posted : June 30, 2022 12:50 pm

Larry Scott
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@jim-frame Any vertical curve in that tiny distance would be sharp enough to cut slice paper 

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Topic starter Posted : June 30, 2022 12:59 pm
FairbanksLS
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Obviously more than one person dropped the ball!  I hope whoever was responsible for the topographical information has good E.O. Insurance.

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Posted : June 30, 2022 2:03 pm
Kevin Hines
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....even the piping connected to the gutter downspout is going up hill according to the photo of the finished garage.

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Posted : June 30, 2022 2:10 pm

RADAR
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@jitterboogie 

You've never drank Falstaff?


How NOT to drink a beer

 

Griesadieck Malt Liquor will do the same thing, only faster:

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Posted : June 30, 2022 2:26 pm
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Jitterboogie
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GIF

@jim-frame 

Log flume!!!

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Posted : June 30, 2022 3:30 pm
Jim Frame
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Posted by: @jitterboogie

Log flume!!!

For 17 years I lived in a house that had a driveway with no observable slope -- it was pretty much dead flat from the garage to the curb.  Any significant rain event caused water to back up halfway across the garage floor.  It was a real nuisance, but nothing like what the owner of the pictured house is going to experience.

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