The main difference between underground garage lift and car stackers passes through the possibility to dig the pit or not.
Underground Garage Lifts
Underground garage lifts are the best solution when is possible to dig a pit in order to create independent parking lots. Underground garage lifts are the perfect way to optimize the use of space: by going downwards. Thus, they involve excavating a pit which is equipped with a raising/lowering system and which hosts the vehicle when the system is at rest. The pit is entirely invisible from outside, as it is closed by a roof flush with the grade-level paving, thus ensuring that the system blends in perfectly with surrounding constructions. If needed, the system can feature two or more levels, so that multiple vehicles can be parked in the same footprint. AS Series underground garage lifts can be installed inside buildings or outdoors. In the latter case, special measures are taken to handle rainwater runoff.
Car stackers are the best solution when is not possible to dig a pit in order to create dependent but flexible and cheaper parking lots. Car stackers take advantage of vertical space in high-ceiling private or public garages, as they make it possible to park cars on two levels. However, the cars cannot be moved independently, as the car on the lower level must be removed before the car on top can be lowered to the ground.
In some case, we design and produce specific car stackers bespoke on the project in order to create independent parking lots without digging a pit (suspended platform car stackers).