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Crawl space to basement conversion Denver

There are some very good reasons home owners convert a crawl space into a basement. In this interview, Jeff Caesar of Blue Sky Remodeling discuses those as well as the entire process. Listen to the interview to hear about the following areas of crawl space conversion, as well as the basement dig out process.

The steps in converting your crawl Space to a basement:

3Initial meeting and assessment

Measure and assess the viability.  Discuss the client needs  and goals.  See how a new stair case would impact the first floor and discuss design ideas.  Once a design is put together it will go to an engineer for specifications and the level of finishes will be decided on with the home owner before construction begins.

What happens to your utilities during the process

Generally your hot water and heat  will be off for a few hours.  You will have notice when that will happen

The steps in the basement dig out and construction period

The dig out process is just buckets  and dirt being moved for 6 to 8 weeks.

Permits that are needed

Sewer and underground permits are the only unique permits needed, all other permits are the same as most remodeling projects. The permit process is currently 6 to 8 weeks in Denver proper.  The entire time frame from initial appointment to completion is around 9 months.

Basic cost information 

In an older Denver home with a 6 foot crawl space, at 1000 square foot to dig out plus update wiring and plumbing, you may be around $110,000 to $125,000 at that point.  The actual basement finish in the new crawl space is going to be around another $40,000 to $60.000. Certainly less than a pop top, and less intrusive during construction.

What's in the proposal

A complete and transparent proposal is very important.

The importance of using an experienced contractor

Converting your crawl space to a basement isn't for a beginner.  It has several unique components, and who ever you choose, they should have experience in this area.

Converting your homes crawl space can be the solution to adding needed space. In older homes.

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