Crawlspace to Basement Conversion

Old 09-15-11, 10:07 PM
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Crawlspace to Basement Conversion

Has anyone ever heard of a crawlspace to basement conversion. I have lived at my house for quite a while and have put quite a bit of money into paying the mortgage down and fixing up the house. I am really interested in this because it could almost double my sq footage. I would probably be willing to dig the crawlspace out. Just not sure who to call to get the one side of the house supported, who to tell me how far to stay away from the studs in the ground, and who to concrete up the basement. I am located in Charlotte. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Old 09-16-11, 10:46 AM
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Maybe some foundation contractors would be the place to start looking.

I don't think you can lower the floor deeper than the existing footings. I could be wrong.

Have you ever thought about encapsulating the crawlspace and looking for additional space elsewhere? It might be cheaper that way.
Old 09-16-11, 12:10 PM
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From what I have seen in my share of yankee basements or crawls converted to basements, all the dirt around the support footings and foundation is a minimum 3 ft material left. And they are all cemented around with a knee wall. I believe that is what is done as long as you dont go too deep. Not sure how deep your allowed to go.

Then there is the full real basement.


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