Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

Pete's the name

06:34AM | 12/02/03
Member Since: 12/01/03
1 lifetime posts
We are going to add on to our kitchen and family room. We would also like to have more space in our basement. We have a 1/2 basement (finished) and would like to expand this underneath the new addition on the main level. When adding an addition, would it be a significant additional expense to dig out the basement for expansion? Or would this need to be done anyway to pour a foundation for the main floor addition and it would only be a matter of digging and pouring deeper.


Glenn Good

02:27AM | 12/04/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
314 lifetime posts
It will be a significant addition in the overall cost. You have to consider you are adding a concrete floor in the basement, waterproofing the foundation walls, the additional height of the foundation walls, additional wiring, etc.


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