by Jay Behm - Automotive lift garage plans have high walls & ceiling for vertical lift clearance required. These are the garage designs with 12 ft. or more inside floor to ceiling height which allows working clearance below the vehicle lift. In some of the designs the framed wall is fully 12' high. In others the wall is 10' high built onto an upward extended concrete or block foundation wall creating the same 12' inside height.
There are lifts which require even greater inside height for larger vehicle types so it's advisable to consider which lift would be used. If greater than 12' height is required it is most common to simply increase the foundation wall height for the extra height. That would allow the garage plans to be used for that circumstance. Be sure to verify with local inspector or building dept.