Most basements of older homes within Atlantic Canada are not high enough to walk around comfortably. In many of these older homes, the basement was often referred to as the 'cellar' and was used as a utility space where such items as the furnace, water heater, breaker panel or fuse box were located.
With proper engineering and modern construction and waterproofing technologies it is possible to convert these basement storage spaces into livable space by lowering the basement floor and waterproofing the foundation.
Are you considering having your basement lowered to increase the basement ceiling height and gain some additional living space? Are you remodelling and finishing your basement because the ceiling height is too low or the floors are buckled and cracked, and the walls are damp or have water leaks?
If you are looking to add space to your home, lowering the basement to add additional ceiling height may be the solution!
Benefits of Lowering your Basement
Increased amount of extra living space
Increased home value - as the total finished square footage has increased
Possible rental income from renting out a basement apartment
Improved air flow in the house
Improved air quality, no more damp smelly basement