5 Benefits of Basement Lowering

Basement Lowering

Do you look at your basement and sigh? Do you have dreams of a full height family room in your basement, but can’t envision it in your current cramped basement? If so, don’t give up on your dream. You can have a full height room in your basement by investing in basement lowering

If you’re still uncertain whether basement lowering is the right solution for you, consider the following benefits:

  1. Renew your home

The lowering process will uncover what lies beneath your home, which in many cases includes the working mechanics of your home. This will make them more accessible for repairs, upgrades and regular inspection. It will also give you the opportunity to replace old insulation, electrical and plumbing systems and therefore modernize your home. If your foundation is in need of waterproofing, this is a great time to do it too.

  1. Stabilize your foundation

Is your home in an area with extreme climate or a poor soil type e.g. clay? Was your home built by inexperienced workers? Do you experience any foundation problems? Basement lowering could be the answer to all your prayers. It is a great way to stabilize and strengthen your foundation. It will help you increase your home’s value and give you the peace of mind you need.

  1. Increased floor space

Lowering your basement by up to 50% will greatly increase your home’s floor space. You can easily turn an unusable storage space into a comfortable living space that can be used for just about any function.

  1. Improve lighting

Does your basement feel cramped and dark? Many basements with low ceilings do. Lowering the basement can help to create a feeling of space as well as improve the lighting in the space. With increased headroom, you can install window wells or other forms of lighting to improve the space.

  1. Affordable way of increasing floor space

Lowering your basement is an affordable way to increase your floor space. It is much cheaper and faster than investing in an extension for your home.

Whether you want to increase the value of your home or are simply looking for a way to improve the usability of your basement, lowering your basement is a great option to make better use of space that is already available to you. Get in touch with a professional and experienced foundation contractor to determine whether this option will work for you.