For a strong foundation of your own house, it is necessary to invest in a concrete basement for the house. Basements are one of the most common and excellent ways of adding extra space into the plot of land that you have. They provide additional space which can be used for any purpose that you want in your house like building a gym, movie theatre, garage, or even just an extra room set.

From a structural point of view all the basements might look the same, however, they are very different in terms of their strength, weaknesses, and the material used in building them. Basements are a genuine asset of a house.

What work do we do?

We can provide solutions for constructing basements in new and existing buildings. We can provide detailed solutions for all the work that is needed to renovate, extend, compress, or even build a completely new basement.

We specialize in all work including -

  • Basement design
  • Basement construction
  • Underpinning
  • Piling
  • Basement conversion
  • Superstructure and shell
  • Basement extension

Types of basement construction

A builder or an architect can tell you nearly all the details you need to know about getting a new basement or reconstructing one. However, it's best to have a basic sense of the major types of basement construction on your own.

  1. Masonry wall basement -

Block or masonry walls are the least expensive type of basement construction and are made out of cinder blocks. There are numerous joints where the masonry units connect so it needs to be ensured that there are no water leaks.

The hollow nature of cinder blocks also means they can hold water for long periods after it gets in, even after the surrounding soil has dried.

  1. Precast concrete basement -

It is produced by casting concrete in a reusable form which is then cured in a controlled environment. To save time and money many builders tend to shift to this form of the construction method. These walls are fabricated somewhere else and are then transported to the building site when they are ready.

These are surprisingly strong and are water-resistant.

  1. Poured concrete wall basement -

These are the most common type of construction methods and people prefer this option as it is sturdy and simple. It begins with the pouring of a footing for the foundation and forms are used to hold the walls in position as they are dry.

When water leaks do occur in poured concrete walls, they generally develop along the joints between the walls and the floor. It’s also possible for cracks to form in the walls, and these may allow small amounts of water to seep into the basement over time.

What does a good basement design look like?

Before the dream of having a perfect basement can come true, there are some checkpoints that you should look for while the construction takes place,

  1. Choose the basement entrance carefully so that maximum space can be left for floor plan possibilities.
  2.  Habitable room size and height of the ceilings. Higher ceilings open up the room and make it look appealing.
  3. Plan for the electrical outputs and utilities.
  4. Waterproofing and drainage placements should be done very carefully. Slab and water table protections should also be looked out for.
  5. Include windows in the basement design as the sunlight coming through can lighten up the room.
  6. Consider adding built-in lighting throughout the basement and the stairways as well.
  7. Work on the insulations, partitions, and walls. Concrete foundations should be laid for these.

Pros and Cons of a Basement

Pros -

  • Additional space for storage in the house.

It can be used for good purposes without compromising with the indoor and outdoor space which is already available. It’s basically an entire additional floor that is being added to the home plan of the house you are building and this can be used in a multitude of ways.

  • Extra space for working and playing.

The space available in the house can be less for playing if you have children and that’s why a basement is helpful in this case. Also if you have kids and you need to work, a basement provides the perfect workplace at home to avoid any disturbance.

  • Easy access for underground repairs, if any.

Sublevel repairs of the house become a lot easier if you have the facility of a basement in the house. Repair of pipes or electrical wires can be done easily by the technician if given the advantage of the basement.

  • Gives you a better position in the market listing.

Of Course! With the availability of a basement, the place you are trying to sell becomes a lot more attractive.

  • Works perfectly as an emergency shelter if required.

In case of any environmental, political, or medical emergency, this can act as the perfect shelter to keep yourselves safe.

  • Good for renting

If this is just an extra space for you in the house, you can always rent it out and have an extra source of income with the convenience of your own home.

  • Seasonal comfort

Since they are very well insulated during the reconstruction, they provide cooler spaces to stay in during summers. In winter, they are the perfect warm and cozy surroundings that you need.

Cons -

  • Vulnerable to moisture and humidity.

With the presence of very little outdoor access, there is very little reachability of sunlight in the basements. This can cause the walls to become damp and also the moisture to get collected in the walls. This can also result in mildew growth indoors.

  • Additional construction and renovation costs

A basement is more square footage and thus costs you more when buying. And, also just like a house requires regular renovation and construction costs, this will too.

  • Inconvenient access routes for the furniture.

While this place can be very cozy and nice, bringing furniture into this place through the narrow stairways and deep steps, is very difficult.

  • At risk for any pest infections.

As said earlier, with little or no access to sunlight, pests that you might want to keep away from the house find it the perfect spot to grow.

  • High noise echo

You might think that this will be the most silent place in the house, however, that is far from being true. Due to being located underground, it has a lot of sound acoustics, echoing, and sound amplification.

Why choose us?

We specialize in the different types of construction methods. With the use of elite foundation and construction techniques, we have built a business that can be trusted all over by families.

No matter what the problem is, our contractors will have the solution. We only use the best of products for your basement with which you can be assured that the repair or the construction will last a lifetime.

We provide you with excellence and also experienced, reputable, and diligent contractors that will give you the dream basement that you have always wanted.

We provide service for variable sizes of basements, for houses, or commercial properties. Thanks to the creativity and experience of our employees, our basement design and planning process take into account the customer’s expectations, effective space management as well as the aesthetic appearance of the basement.

With us, you can be assured that you’re getting an honest price, quality work, and a high level of integrity.

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