A Crawlspace conversion or “dig out” is a construction technique that has been in use for many years. However, most people are not aware of exactly what this term means. A crawl space conversion turns your crawl space into fully functional living space.
Over the years, crawlspace conversion has become safer, easier and more affordable than a standard home addition. But it still requires a knowledgeable and experienced contractor. We do not recommend this as a “do it yourself” project.
The team at Basement Solutions has extensive experience converting crawlspaces into basements.
Considering a crawlspace conversion? Here are some of the benefits:
- They can be done at any time of year. It’s even a great winter project. We have completed projects in every season. We complete a majority of the work under the house, after the initial step of creating our entry hole.. Adverse weather is rarely a challenge.
- Crawlspace conversion is the most convenient way to add new living space in your home. Unlike additions and pop-top conversions, there is no need to move out. You can live comfortably in your home throughout the construction. This makes crawlspace conversion much easier on family life…and easier to afford.
Over the years, we have developed a highly efficient process to complete a crawlspace conversion. We’ve learned many ways to minimize downtime and accelerate the construction.
Crawlspace conversion is much faster and easier, compared to additions and pop-top conversions, which often last 16-20 weeks and cause major disruptions in the home. Although every project is unique, a crawlspace conversion can often be completed within 6-8 weeks. This represents the time from starting the job to the completion of all concrete work. At that point, you can finish the basement right away or wait until later.
Completing a crawlspace conversion is a very convenient way to add new living space and value to your home. However, it is often necessary to relocate gas, electric and water lines during construction. This brief interruption of utilities rarely lasts more than a few hours.