Need help from some of you contractor types out there. I know a bit of construction, wondering about this...I'm the foreman in my family's machine and welding shop. I can do anything I could want to my truck there, but I want something air conditioned and at home closer to the family, need a place to wrench on the truck when it's 120* outside. I have a single car garage in the back, but it's too low. Water pools on the floor when it rains (rarely), and I think my truck will barely fit in if it does at all. It's also old, 2x4 construction, and poorly insulated, if at all. My idea is to open the walls on the inside, raise the whole building, and pour a new footing/floor over the old one. Then scab in 2x6 studs and insulate the heck out of it, same thing in the roof (2x8?). Has a ceiling/attic, but think I might remove it for more headroom. The PO (my uncle) also closed up the garage door, so I'll have to install a new (very well insulated - recommendations?) one. Also, the main power for the house comes from the pole in the alley to the garage, then to the house...and one corner of the patio roof leans on the corner of the garage. Either all that, or tear the whole thing down and rebuild... Recommendations? What do you guys think? Need pics?