exxpanding basement

Old 10-27-02, 04:14 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
exxpanding basement

My house has only half a basement ; the other half is a very narrow crawl space. I'm going to have a contractor extend the basement under the entire house. I'm curious as to how they might go about doing this. There is plenty of room around my house to maneuver equipment. I was told that they might lift the house and move it to the side . This sounds extreme to me but; whatever is necessary.

Thanks for your thoughts. Gerald
Old 10-27-02, 05:59 AM
Doug Aleshire's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: United States
Posts: 4,455
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts

What you describe does seem extreme. I have had to extend basements on existing homes and so far we have never had to move the home to one side. If there are issues of accessibility for equipment, this may be the reason. If you didn't obtain some bids for this work, or did, contact those contractors again to get more information as to what they do. You may even want to contact the local building official for information as to what is being proposed to your site. I can see $$$$ mounting up that may be unnecessary.

Good Luck and let us know how it is going!

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: