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Old 07-08-2016, 06:40 AM   #1
Kristian Wolowidnyk
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building a platform to account for grade in a garage

hey guys

in the process of buying a newly built house, the garage has a drain in the middle with the grade of the garage angling towards it, wondering if anyone has insight on how to make a lifting platform that is level in there, don't want barbells rolling all over the place (into my wifes car). I have considered just sticking a few pieces of board under the low edges but that would create an unsupported area in the middle and I dunno if that would break.

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Old 07-08-2016, 05:08 PM   #2
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Re: building a platform to account for grade in a garage

You ought to build a frame that is angled on the bottom to be supported by the floor at all points of the frame, and level on the top for your platform wood.

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Old 07-08-2016, 09:14 PM   #3
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Re: building a platform to account for grade in a garage

If you have the option of getting the floor leveled as part of the sale, you should. Can't hurt to ask. You could build a platform to compensate for the slope but it will break if there are any inconsistencies. Nothing sucks more than a wonky platform
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:00 AM   #4
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Re: building a platform to account for grade in a garage

I have this exact same thing in my garage, I built a 3 layer platform and it stays quite level. I located it in a more level location in the floor so it is less noticeable. Seems to work just fine, the bar never goes rolling off anywhere.

Been in there for over three years with myself and my wife training daily with competition (dead bounce) plates.
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