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Basement Lowering Increased The Space In My Home Without Us Having To Move!

Posted by Art Of Legend India [dot] Com On 10:23 PM
Short Summary: If you need more space but don't want to move then basement lowering could be the answer! Create more space and increase the value of your home!

When Lesley and I bought our house, we had two kids a dog and goldfish! At first, the space seemed adequate for all our activities. However, when my parents decided to move in with us after my sister left for Germany, things got a bit complicated. For starters, my parents needed their own personal space, but that would mean that one of the children had to give up his or her rooms. Phil, particularly, was not up for the idea because he needs his own space; he’s a teen and often has his friends over.

Basement lowering was the only answer

Fortunately, I came across an ad in the supermarket about basement lowering. In case you are new to this concept, it is the process of installing a basement in an already built home. It involves excavating the existing floor to add another storey to a house, only underground. It seemed like the perfect idea for our situation. Aside from being more affordable than renovating our roof space and adding an extra floor, my parents would have a en-suite room with their own entrance. The architect also came up with a design that can accommodate a storage area where I can keep my paperwork and boxes.

Design and planning for our basement lowering project

We were so lucky to find a basement lowering company that took care of everything – from the initial design, planning and permits to installing shelves and doors. In around a month, our home had a basement and everybody is happy. In fact, the construction was finished even before my parents arrived so we had ample time to rearrange things. Now to give you an idea of what happens during basement lowering, here’s an overview of the steps:
  1. Before anything else, the engineers and workmen will locate the different lines under your house. This includes water supply lines, sewer lines and other systems that may be damaged in the excavation. Once they know where these are, they will relocate them according to the plan. During this time, our family stayed in my sister’s house so we could get on with our daily activities.
  2. After relocating the system, the current concrete slab was removed to pave the way for excavation.
  3. Excavation then follows, and goes on until the desired depth is reached.
  4. The foundations were then strengthened using beams and braces that guarantee to keep the entire structure safe.
  5. A new concrete slab was then formed, this time in the basement itself.
  6. Finishing touches were then completed.
Guide to Converting a BasementNow, our home is tidier and more spacious. Mom and Pop are thrilled to have his own room and bathroom in the basement. While they are still adjusting to their new place, they are having quite a good time making friends around the area. In time if they need a stair lift that can be added later if they become less mobile.

I am also thrilled to have my supplies safely and neatly stored in the basement. This means my office is less cluttered and I have more room to sit and work at home. As for my wife, she’s just happy that the family is at peace, and that we saved a lot of money from our basement lowering project. We hadn’t wanted to have to up sticks and move to a new home as we were all settled now after server years of moving around with my job.

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