If you’ve exhausted your expansion options, both up and out, a basement expansion might be your only alternative.
A finished basement is sometimes the best way to expand your home’s living space. But what if your current cellar is only a dirt crawl space, too damp for furnishing, or too shallow to stand in?
MARK IV Builders has been working on homes for 30+ years, which means we’ve modified most floor plan designs in DC. We have also tackled every conceivable architectural challenge, upstairs and down.
If your basement ceiling height is less than 8 feet (which is ideal) or non-existent, we will dig one out for you. Digging out a basement, also called underpinning, is a time-consuming, high-cost process that should be left to an experienced contractor. At a cost of $100-200 per square foot (including the completed renovation), underpinning is one of the costlier renovation projects you can undertake.
Watch this time-lapse video to get a better idea of how we build a basement.
Do not let a low-bidding contractor compromise your home’s foundation. The work must be done by hand, using a shovel, not heavy machinery. Excavation machinery moves too quickly and can cause serious damage in an instant. Furthermore, the fumes it emits under your home will permeate the rest of the house leaving behind a noxious odor that’s very hard to eliminate.
Are you ready to start your remodel? We would love to talk with you about your project. Schedule your whole home remodeling consultation today!