So you want to turn your crawlspace into a basement. We can do it, but I must ask why? Digging out a basement was very popular during the Great Depression. It was popular because labor was cheap, and it was the cheapest way to add space at that time. It's not so much cheap anymore. I find that most people that research this extensively, eventually come to their senses after finding a contractor to give them a concrete price. If after hearing a price range of 30k and upwards, most people realize it is always cheaper to build outward or upward. If you want a basement for storm protection or storage and the home is sentimental to you, then by all means build downward. I try not to discourage homeowner's from this process, but I do tell them the truth of the process, the price, and the alternatives. This decision should not be made lightly.
The worst thing I've seen over the years is all these "handy" homeowners attempt to do this themselves. Now I am all for someone fixing their home IF they know what they are doing. The problem with digging your crawlspace into a basement is that not a whole lot of average joes out there know what they are doing. Several things can go wrong real fast in this process.
We also can dig out your crawlspace for more space to inspect it, especially those crawlspaces that only have 12" of height clearance or less. Crawlspace Excavation is affordable and necessary for damp crawlspaces.
The best and most cost effective scenario for this project is in a home with an existing cellar or partial basement. If you have a partial basement or cellar and a partial crawlspace that you would like to turn into a basement, then give us a call @ 1-877-409-2837 or sign up for a free estimate at www.americanbasementsolutions.com
Thanks for listening to the rambling thoughts of a crawlspace inspector,
Larry Ralph Jr.