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Posted: 12/15/2003 7:07:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2003 7:39:10 PM EDT by Synister1]
What were the builders thinking?






*Note: I didn't take these pictures, they were posted on another board by a 3rd party.
*Edit: Changes links to my image host & changed title.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:11:10 PM EDT
you got to be fucking joking that's funny shit
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:13:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2003 7:18:20 PM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
Maybe it's a Jeep commercial set being built.[:\]
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:15:43 PM EDT
You're kidding me? You have to build a ski jump out of your garage now? This is Norway right? We're lookinig at Matti Sploojinnins house right?
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:20:39 PM EDT
That's what you get for hiring Nepalese Sherpas to do your flatwork.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:21:18 PM EDT
i hope they don't have winter wherever that is
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:22:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Red_Beard: you got to be fucking joking
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Amen. WTF were they thinking? Who would buy that POS? I hope it doesn't snow there. I'd hate to shovel, much less drive up/down, that thing!
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:22:31 PM EDT
That would SUCK in the winter, let alone summer!! A little Ice, look out!!!! Not to mention shoveling that bitch!!! A snowblower might be alittle hazardous on that drive!!!!
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:22:44 PM EDT
Pussies! Doesn't everyone have a Land Rover? CW
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:24:35 PM EDT
I have seen a driveway that steep. Just winch in and out of the garage.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:24:44 PM EDT
Well, at least they don't have to worry about flooding. Kids wil have a hoot riding their bikes down, assuming they can stop before they get to the street and hit by a car. Where's Norman74? I'm dying to hear his take on this!
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:28:04 PM EDT
They'll need 12" of ground clearance or they'll get high-centered coming out of the garage. The contractors/architects should have their licenses yanked.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:33:57 PM EDT
I don't know if they could get up that driveway in an Explorer, Blazer or 4Runner (approach angle ~30 degrees, departure angle ~20-25 degrees) Mein Gott is that stupid!!!
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:38:53 PM EDT
Somebody actually signed off on this?!? Good, let that stupid sumbitch be the first one to *TRY* and park his fucking car in the garage when it snows. “I knew it! I’m surrounded by assholes!” is the quote that comes to mind seeing this lunacy.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:40:12 PM EDT
Where is this, finally?
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:41:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merrell: I don't know if they could get up that driveway in an Explorer, Blazer or 4Runner (approach angle ~30 degrees, departure angle ~20-25 degrees) Mein Gott is that stupid!!!
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See my previous post. CW
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:44:56 PM EDT
Damn, that's gonna be hard to shoot a three-pointer when they get the basket-ball hoop and backboard up...
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 7:47:44 PM EDT
And I have no clue how a person is going to get a car door to stay open long enough to get out of the car without losing a couple of fingers after a couple of weeks... At least there is a zero percent chance of running over a cat in that driveway!
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 8:05:47 PM EDT
Please PLEASE tell me that is one hell of a Photoshopping. Right? Yes? [whacko]
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 8:15:53 PM EDT
Hehe... Needs a ski lift for winter and it'd be perfect.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 8:19:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2003 8:22:52 PM EDT by FanoftheBlackRifle]
[lol]
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 8:29:12 PM EDT
Photoshopped joke. THe driveway in the second pic has a peice of cardboard in it. It extends to the road. In the last pic, same drivway, but does not extend to road. Note same peice of cardboard and foam cup. Nice try, CH
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 8:45:17 PM EDT
??? Yer crazy. I have seen driveways like that. The second and third pictures are from different angles.
Originally Posted By Cape_hunter: Photoshopped joke. THe driveway in the second pic has a peice of cardboard in it. It extends to the road. In the last pic, same drivway, but does not extend to road. Note same peice of cardboard and foam cup. Nice try, CH
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Link Posted: 12/15/2003 8:55:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cape_hunter: Photoshopped joke. THe driveway in the second pic has a peice of cardboard in it. It extends to the road. In the last pic, same drivway, but does not extend to road. Note same peice of cardboard and foam cup. Nice try, CH
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Wrong, in the third picture the driveway does extend to the road, there is just a pile of dirt that blocks your vision. Look right by the mirror on the truck and you'll see part of the driveway.
Link Posted: 12/15/2003 9:26:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KA3B: Damn, that's gonna be hard to shoot a three-pointer when they get the basket-ball hoop and backboard up...
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I don't think the kid is going to develop the perfect fadeaway jump shot without sliding on his ass for twenty feet.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 12:05:37 AM EDT
tagged for later reference...this is just to funny to forget.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 12:15:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2003 12:18:25 AM EDT by Synister1]
Looked at the picture in photoshop. I cannot find any traces of editing.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 1:18:02 AM EDT
My old house had something like that shit. cept it was only like 15ft long. But we had to hammer a big ass hole in the middle so my moms car (saab) could just get in!
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 2:05:31 AM EDT
That is without a doubt the stupidest housebuilding shit I've EVER seen. Even without the ridiculous 12-foot setback for the sidewalk, the driveways would STILL be too steep for any use.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 2:25:03 AM EDT
There is no way a car could make that transistion to the garage or sidewalk without ripping the bumpers off or high-centering on the garage floor. Without a doubt the stupidest builder on earth! There is no way that will ever sell! I wouldn't park my vehicle on that steep of a hill every day. It would trash your transmissions parking pawl.(sp?) Anybody know where this is? Looks like northern Virgina.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 2:56:02 AM EDT
Because of all of the new building code requirements they had to do it -- it's a handicapped ramp!
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 3:04:31 AM EDT
Little problem Picture #1 is a 2 car garage, with a driveway of to the side. Picture #2 and #3 show a 2 car garage door next to a 1 car garage door. So pictures 1 and 2-3 show 2 different driveways. I don't know if they are photoshopped. But the approach, departure angles will get anything but a monster truck or a motorcycle stuck. If you did manage to get up that driveway, you would lose sight of the garage on approach. Until the front end hit the, and I'm hoping here, level floor in the garage.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 3:16:04 AM EDT
Well, the architect drew it that way, and he wont admit to being wrong, so the general told the subs to build it that way, and the subs looked at them like they were fools, took their money and built it like the drawing show it. Then the architect blames the general and the general blames the sub. This is how construction works!
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 3:34:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack: Well, the architect drew it that way, and he wont admit to being wrong, so the general told the subs to build it that way, and the subs looked at them like they were fools, took their money and built it like the drawing show it. Then the architect blames the general and the general blames the sub. This is how construction works!
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no kidding! I'd love to see some moron justify those driveways. [rofl2]
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 3:58:08 AM EDT
2 questions 1) How you gonna move in? Ain't no way a Ryder will back up that drive. 2)how'd they get the concrete from forming into a blob at the bottom of the drive? picture #1 is of the last house to the right. I am assuming there are 4 or more houses built on this particular stretch of street. Around here, it would never pass final grade/seed requirements for the lawn...let alone the liability of such a steep driveway. Someone deserves to get canned for this.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 4:20:04 AM EDT
Pic one has tire marks on the driveway. Maybe they 'tested' this one first. Crazy. ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 5:03:33 AM EDT
Depending on the part of the country, you don't have to have an architect sign & seal residential drawings. I personally think it's faked.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 5:15:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By norman74: Depending on the part of the country, you don't have to have an architect sign & seal residential drawings.
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Also, there are many areas that have no building code or building inspectors. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I'm not aware of any code which limits the pitch of a driveway.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 5:18:50 AM EDT
I don't buy it... --RR
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 5:27:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By the1_roadrunner: I don't buy it... --RR
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Hell, I wouldn't buy it either.[;D]
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:02:53 AM EDT
If the sidewalk wasn't 12' from the curb in pictures 2 and 3, they maybe could've built something other than a roller coaster for a driveway.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:05:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:26:32 AM EDT
I'd love to meet the owner/future owner of that place.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:30:19 AM EDT
Anybody check snopes?
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:40:36 AM EDT
We need to see the cretins that buy those ski jumps. Lebrew
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:41:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2003 6:44:42 AM EDT by DriftPunch]
I believe it's real, I personally know of a couple that are equally as steep if not worse. However that doesn't make it any less bizzare. The angles aren't as extreme as you mind wan't you to think they are. True, you'll not be able to take may cars up there, but most SUVs will have little problem. I'm sure potential buyers are not blind sided by this... Edited to add, from the looks of the trees, this area can experience winter ice, but probably infrequently.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 6:48:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior: Pussies! Doesn't everyone have a Land Rover? CW
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Land Rover???? Jeep is all you need. And that's not bad. They is a house near my parents that has a drive way steeper than that and you have to on the side of the Hill. I have yet to see someone do this.
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 8:51:02 AM EDT
That driveway just has to be in West Virginia; I kid you not!
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 9:13:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 9:13:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2003 9:14:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2003 9:16:39 AM EDT by rebel_rifle]
Originally Posted By Cougar8045:
Originally Posted By norman74: Depending on the part of the country, you don't have to have an architect sign & seal residential drawings.
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Also, there are many areas that have no building code or building inspectors. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I'm not aware of any code which limits the pitch of a driveway.
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Depending on where you live, many communities do have regulations on the percent grade of a driveway. I know where I live they do. What it looks like to me is that someone fucked up. Either the elevation on the house was not done correctly or someone did not take into account the building setback or both. Perhaps a retaining wall between the houses would have allowed for a lower slab elevation on this particular house and thus a lower percent grade for the driveway. If in the event these pictures have not been doctered, there is probably a good lawsuit in the making. As it is the driveway is unusable at least by "ordinary" means. I do see that the first picture is of a different driveway than the second two as the first has only a single garage door and the other two have double garage doors. The second two pictures are definately of the same house, just look at the background. Also, how would you like to mow that front yard? You would need rappelling gear to mow. P.S. You can pour concrete even on that steep of a slope, you just pour a drier mix with less water. It is a PITA but it can be done.
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