Lift 35: A Four-Person Lift Instead of New Stairs for Almost the Same Cost

Model: 4-Person
Track: 70 feet at 39 degrees
Year: 2010

The owners had to replace a rotting set of stairs that connected the cottage and the water, a 65-foot vertical rise. 

Financially a lift made sense. We built a four-person, PLC-controlled model with soft start and stop and an interlocking top-station gate for not much more than the cost of new stairs. Making the decision even easier, the lift was built faster, will last longer, is more convenient to use, and integrates beautifully with the existing decking.

As a bonus, the removal of the stairs exposed a beautiful rock face that had be hidden under the boards of the stairs.

The ride is spectacular with a helicopter-like descent to one side of the lower patio.