Can Basement Lowering Increase The Value Of My Home?
Basements were originally designed to be small, dark, scary places that were only used to store items like the furnace, breaker panel, and the old bottle cap collection Aunt Alice gave you that you feel too guilty to throw away. When these older homes were built, this practical design worked well. But today, square footage and furnished basements are the key to getting top dollar when selling your home. Utilitarian basements are no longer sufficient.
Basement lowering is used to lower the foundation of your home so that the ceiling height in your basement is increased. Increasing your square footage and the value of your home without the hassle of building additions is just one of the benefits to lowering your basement. Not convinced yet? Here are a few more advantages to lowering your basement:
Uncovering Hidden Issues
Do you know how old your plumbing system is? Do you know what condition it’s in? During basement lowering construction, the foundation of your home is removed and the hidden mechanics of your home are exposed. This process makes it easy to identify and repair any damages to your plumbing, electrical or insulation systems before the new foundation is added.
Aging, extreme weather conditions, soil types, and previous construction done by inexperienced workers, can all cause damage to your foundation. Because the foundation is the main structural support of your home, a weak foundation can result in major structural problems throughout your house. The new foundation that is installed during basement lowering construction will stabilize and strengthen your home.
Save On Energy Bills
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 50 to 70 percent of the energy used in the average American home is used while heating and cooling. Insufficient insulation can cause air leaks and inefficient energy use throughout your home. Once your basement is lowered, more effective insulation methods can be added to your basement in order to help reduce your energy bills.
Hassle-Free Alternative To Building Additions
With equipment rental, contractors, and construction costs, adding additions to your home can be both expensive and time consuming. When looking to increase the amount of usable living space in your home, basement lowering is a cost effective and timely alternative to building additions.
Keystone Basement Systems combines modern engineering and waterproofing technologies in order to lower your basement so that you can transform your impractical utility room into usable living space. Contact us today for a free inspection of your foundation to get started increasing your home’s functionality and value.