Many older homes have basements that were designed to store items like the furnace and breaker panels. Those basements don’t provide the headroom we need and therefore people looking to redesign the basement want to add height. Nowadays, most people use basements as an additional entertainment room or an indoor gym.
Increase Your Chicagoland Property Value
When you increase ceiling height in your basement, you increase your home’s total value. This can be a great feature if you’re looking to put your house on the market. Our team can give your basement an additional 8-12” in height.
Finding the Right Method
When you want to add additional height to your basement, our team can expand the head space in just a few steps. Our process includes:
- Remove existing floors
- Excavate material below to desired elevation
- Place a waterproof lining on the lower basement walls
- Insert drain tile
- Pour concrete curb around perimeter
- Install compacted stone, Visqueen liner and wire mesh
- Pour new concrete floor
Whether you want to convert your basement into a new living room or add more storage space, lowering your existing basement can be a great solution for your Chicagoland home. Call Atlas Restoration today to learn more about our process.