Keever and Associates, Inc. – Seattle Contractors, was recently contracted to turn an existing crawlspace into a daylight basement in Everett. The custom home is built on a hill and the crawl space lent itself to basement finishing. All it takes for Seattle contractors is removing the dirt, providing new foundation support and relocating some of the structural framing members to open up the space.
It’s best to have experienced Seattle Contractors take on this type of work as they will be more efficient and less likely to make a catastrophic mistake under your house. There are 3 things that need to be evaluated carefully by the Seattle contractors: Temporary shoring to remove obstacles from the work site, careful excavation to avoid undermining the foundation and ground water mitigation.
Often in a basement finishing project the home needs to be temporarily supported in the crawl space to provide access for the Seattle Contractors. This needs to be done carefully because if it is not the house can sag causing expensive repairs on the upper floors. That’s why hiring an experienced Seattle Contractor that has the know how to properly shore up the house while the basement finishing project is underway is very important.
Of course most basement finishing projects include excavating down in the crawlspace to achieve head room clearance. If not done well with the correct methods the foundation
can move and cause costly repairs. Underpinning a house is not trivial and you should only work with experienced Seattle Contractors.
Often after achieving the head room there may be ground water to contend with. There are many ways to mitigate moisture in a basement. As long as you have an experienced Seattle contractors finishing your basement you will employ one of the many techniques used to mitigate basement water intrusion.
There are many unfinished basements in Seattle and Seattle contractors in the area that have the experience can make what seems like a daunting project a breeze.
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