For many homeowners considering a residential elevator, the idea of time isn’t one that’s considered heavily. Features, safety, capability, and cost tend to be the main concerns, with buyers assuming that the installation process will take however long it takes and it won’t make much difference from elevator to elevator. However, when you start to measure the time and financial costs of installing a traditional lift compared to a pneumatic vacuum elevator, you begin to see immediate advantages.

Traditional Lifts

A traditional lift needs a lot of installation time. Your home will likely require significant remodeling to make room for the lift. With traditional elevator solutions often requiring pits to be dug, separate mechanical rooms, and other major renovations, it could take weeks or even months to go from start to finish on this type of vertical mobility solution. That’s an immense addition to the overall cost of the project, not to mention quite a bit of time to be dealing with construction crews and other inconveniences in your home.

Vacuum Elevators

PVE’s pneumatic vacuum elevators have no heavy machinery and do not require a great deal of remodeling. Their small silhouette ensures they fit in almost any room, and since they’re entirely self-contained and self-supported there is no additional construction to be done. Installation of a vacuum elevator can typically be finished within 2-3 days of the project commencing. That’s as quick and easy as it gets, requiring very little compromise from you and your family.

Vacuum lifts solve the same residential elevator problems, but do so in a more graceful and less intrusive manner. With a shorter install time, lower renovation requirement, and lower overall cost of maintenance, investing in a vacuum lift turns out to be much smarter than investing in a traditional elevator solution. For further information or inquiries please contact us at 855-PVE-LIFT or visit


My house was built in 1925 and it was hard to get something to fit in with the décor of my home, but the PVE fit in perfectly. I am thrilled with the design, engineering, and reliability of the vacuum elevator.



I thoroughly enjoy riding in my PVE elevator as its extremely comfortable… I would unhesitatingly, recommend it to people who are confined to a wheelchair like myself, to me it's that good and reliable!



Our work with Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators allowed us to create solutions for our clients with luxury coastline homes, working with limited space. The product installs well in small spaces utilizing closets, pantries and laundry rooms. Their engineering department assisted in crafting non-traditional installations, making for extremely satisfied homeowners. Clients appreciate the product for its modern, sleek footprint and superb functionality.

Scott L. Yanofsky, Terra Firma Group Construction, Manhattan Beach CA.


We moved into our dream 2 story home with bedrooms on the second floor. At 60, I thought I could manage the strairs, but soon discovered the challenges were too difficult for me. The 37” diameter PVE elevator was to be my savior. Now I go up and down as I please and stairs no longer prevent me from enjoying my new home. It has been an absolute Blessing! It also looks so gorgeous that three different guests who were admiring our modern statuesque “object d’art” were stunned to discover that it is actually a working elevator! I had to demonstrate it to prove it! Two of them remarked that they wouldn’t even care if it worked (which it does). They just thought it was ultra-attractive and interesting.

David in Cleveland, Ohio

Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators LLC


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