I recently bought a 1920s era house. While I love the house, the basement access leaves much to be desired. You can only access the basement via side door, a 90-degree turn, and a rickety flight of stairs.
I’d like a way to replace the 5x5’ entryway with a lift. Need 7’, and a load capacity of at lest 800#.
What’s the cheapest way to do this? I was thinking a box truck liftgate, or possibly a auto lift…used, of course. It also needs to be price-competitive with just knocking a hole in the cellar and installing Bilco doors…or even expanding the coal door condiderably.