What Is Basement Lowering?
Basement lowering refers to the process of digging out your basement or crawl space in a certain way, in order that the floor can be lowered, and therefore the ceiling gain relative height. There are several types of basement lowering that we offer at Direct Waterproofing.
You cannot simply dig out your basement floor in order to gain height. This could cause damage to the structure of the existing foundations. Instead, we dig under the existing foundations, and create new ones. This method is usually used to heighten the ceiling of an existing basement, in order to turn a storage space into a livable space.
CRAWL SPACE CONVERSION:
Using the underpinning technique, we can also convert your crawl space. What was once just an unusable room under the floor, can actually become a fully functional storage space, bedroom, or office. We dig under the foundations to add new ones, before lowering the basement floor.