Basement transitions are becoming an increasingly popular home renovation option for many reasons. Not only are they more affordable than pop-tops and other additions, but they considerably increase the square footage of your home without changing the exterior appearance. While the process of transitioning a crawlspace to a fully functioning basement can seem daunting, we’re experts in the space and are here to explain the step by step process of this value-adding addition.
Step 1: Crawlspace Review
After the initial phone call, one of our review experts will come to meet and assess the space and discuss the budget. It is important that we take time to understand your wants and needs so we can accurately estimate the project.
Step 2: Design and Engineering
After we have solidified the budget, our designer and structural engineer will work together with you to design a beautiful, functional and structurally sound crawlspace conversion. This step is imperative in order to adequately prepare for the crawlspace excavation, basement construction and finishing processes.
Step 3: Excavation
Excavation begins with the creation of an ‘entryway’ from your crawlspace to the yard. This ‘entryway’ provides us with an access point to move dirt, workers and equipment in and out of your crawlspace while minimizing our disturbance. Once the ‘entryway’ is complete we excavate the dirt from the crawlspace until we achieve your desired ceiling height.
Step 4: Structural Reinforcements
Based on the designs created with the structural engineer, and information gathered during our excavation process, we will add and replace the necessary supports for your home. When we have completed the “re-structuring” of your home, we will have improved the foundation and will be ready for finishing the space.
Steps 5: Concrete Work
We pour the concrete footings, slabs and walls to form your new basement in an efficient and cost-effective manner. This is the step where we can add radiant heat underneath the floors, if desired, as evidenced in the image.
Step. 6: Basement Finishing
This is where our work really shines compared to other crawlspace-to-basement conversion companies. We handle your crawlspace to basement conversion from start to finish, including the interior finish work. Since we know it can be a hassle to communicate your plans with multiple renovation and design companies, we handle it all to streamline the process and ensure higher quality work.
Step 7: Completed Basement Transition
Voila! Your crawlspace has been transitioned to a fully functioning and beautiful basement. You have gained much needed square footage and increased the value of your home.
Are you in the market for a basement transition? To learn more about our crawlspace to basement transition process, please visit our basement transitions website and schedule a no cost, no obligation phone consultation.