chuck wi

08:06AM | 12/25/03
Member Since: 12/24/03
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I need a little advice as to basement expansion. I have a partial basement and just realized that the adjoining crawlspace is about 4 feet high and would be a great improvement if I could dig it out. Any thoughts on costs and difficulty before I tackle this task. I don't know if you can rent a conveyor to get the dirt out and if you need to cut the outside wall to access and do the footings on the edge of the hopuse go as deep as the basement wall or are they just sunken footings?

plumber Tom

09:18PM | 12/26/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
810 lifetime posts
You won't know till u get down there. It sounds like to me you are trying to make the crawl even with your existing basement. Am i right? if so, then naturally the footers are at different heights, so you really have some thinking to do. trust me on this 1 I have done basement waterproofing and it's no picnic. it's hard work, and if u decide on the dig-out, consider a waterproofing system on the inside or outside or both.


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