We need to talk about what’s underneath of your house. It might be out of sight, but that doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. And it might even be a safety hazard. A crawl space renovation can breathe life into your basement. If the area under your home is a grimy, forgotten-about waste of space, consider digging out your crawl space and turning it into a basement.
Digging out a Crawl Space to Make a Basement
Most crawl spaces have a height of less than four feet, and entering them requires you to crawl along your stomach, which is where the name comes from. A crawl space to basement renovation begins with an analysis of your space and planning based on your budget. Once we have determined a course of action, the heavy lifting begins with a careful excavation of the crawl space. This is also called digging out a basement. It sounds simple, but it requires a basement contractor with a lot of previous experience turning a crawl space into a basement.
After digging out the crawl space, we then haul away the excess earth and reinforce your foundation with necessary supports to safely maintain your home’s structural integrity. With the excavated crawl space cleared and your home supported, we then pour concrete floors, slabs, and walls. This is the step that officially converts your crawl space into a basement.
Moving from Basement to Livable Space
Now that you have room to stand in your basement, it’s time to make it so you can stand the room. Most crawl space renovation companies will stop at this point and leave you with a cold and unwelcoming concrete cellar. To get the most out of your basement renovation project, you will need to find a basement contractor that finishes the job.
Finding a company that digs out crawl spaces who also specialize in finishing basements will streamline the process and ultimately save you money. This shortens the total construction time and allows you to begin enjoying your beautiful new crawl space to basement renovation as soon as possible.
Crawl Space Renovation with Castle Building Company
Nobody buys their house because they fell in love with the crawl space. For most people, it’s a necessary evil that lurks under their floorboards and does nothing except collect spiders. At Castle Building Company, we’re here to change that. We have pioneered the “pop-bottom” in the Denver area, which involves crawl space excavation and results in a complete crawl space renovation to livable basements. Check out some of our completed pop-bottom projects here.
If you live in Denver, Castle Rock, Parker, or the surrounding area and have a basement or crawl space hidden beneath your home, it’s time to let the light in. Give us a call at (303) 944-0488 to take the first step toward a better basement.