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05:13PM | 05/20/01
Member Since: 05/19/01
1 lifetime posts
I am entertaining the idea of turning my crawlspace into a full basement. I was wondering if you have a list of people in NW Indiana/Chicago area that contract to do this kind of work? Or perhaps a video that could give me some guidance to be the general contractor to do the job myself.

Jay J

04:36PM | 05/21/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi jldsuper,

OUCH!!! This is an expensive job. You're looking at the possibility of having footings and foundations installed, plus some heavy digging under an existing structure. This costs big bucks and will take a good bit of time. If you go this route, be SURE you have references for the type of job you're having done. I mean it. Be sure the Contractor is Bonded and Insured. Otherwise, you'll have a heck-of-a-time explaining to your Insurance Company why they should pay to put the 1st floor back where it belongs!

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: I can't answer your question directly but the type of Contrator you want are ones that deal with excavation and foundation construction/repair ...

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