Legalities and vapors aside, I'll bet that excavation and replacement concrete
or whatever has to be almost as expensive and certainly more time consuming than
a lift. I paid $3,000 for mine, and I have seen prices significantly lower than
that for some brands, like close to $2,000. And then, too, I know of used ones
purchased for less than that.
Steve's original post said he wanted the multiple parking benefit, so a pit
wouldn't address that, either.
Finally, it's just cool to raise and lower a car on your lift in your garage.
> I saw a thread on this somewhat recently (shoptalk??) that included a
> discussion of flammable/explosive vapors accumulating in a pit...
> Bob Howard wrote:
> > In some communities a pit is illegal. I've been told that the reasons
> >include auto fluids deep in the ground and fire hazards. The fluids
> >objection makes some sense, though I don't see why fire would be more
> >likely in a hole than on the surface of the earth. Some towns have
> >forced pit owners to fill them.