I have a barn/large coup built in the 1890s in my back yard. It's foundation is just a 3 foot deep concrete pour around the perimeter. Later they filled half of it with concrete on half the floor.
The problem I am having is that poured floor is about 10-12 inches below the perimeter lip. The perimeter lip however is just a couple inches higher than the grass around it.
So I could get my riding lawnmower in the barn, but it will be a pain in the ass getting it out. What are some options that I have to deal with this?
Update: To some questions -
Ramp? Well yea but that section of barn is only like 10 feet deep and with a deep ramp will barely have enough room to park mower.
I will get a pic. Laid up with foot injury.
There are two small doors on opposite sides of the barn. They are about 30" wide. The concrete foundation is only flat with the inside floor for these two doors and then curves up. My riding lawnmower will need about 60" to get in.
barn has never had a drop of water in it.
I also haven't figured out the door. It will either be two swinging doors latched or a couple of doors sliding together. Security isn't a big concern. We live in a nice area and taking anything from this barn would mean moving it 200 yards and going past my house and a neighbor's. Really waiting on how I am getting the lawnmower out before I do this.
I have thought about providing an outside addition or roof but would like to keep elements out of mower.