Is Washington DC Basement Remodeling/Finishing a Good Idea?

Is Washington DC Basement Remodeling/Finishing a Good Idea?
9/23/2018

Not all cities are meant for basement remodeling. Is Washington DC one of them?


Is Washington DC Basement Remodeling/Finishing a Good Idea?

The pros and cons of having a basement largely depend on where you live. In the heavily-populated Metro Area of Washington DC, basement remodeling is often the only way to obtain more living space. However, Washington DC basements tend to be small and too shallow to stand in.

Fortunately, digging out a basement from a crawl space is always an option. Digging out a basement is a large process that involves many considerations and a lot of manpower. Hiring a dig-out basement contractor is always recommended.

Responsibilities of Washington DC Basement Dig-Out Contractors

Basement dig-out contractors have to do a lot more than just make sure the basement has a minimum legal ceiling height of 7 feet. The basement contractor must also know how to . . .

  • Make new concrete footings
  • Pour new concrete slab flooring
  • Install foundation walls
  • Lift the house to pour slab and foundation
  • Create a legal emergency exit
  • Connect sewer lines and decide on a water or gravity-based system
  • Install lighting, heating, plumbing and electricity
  • Decide on drain systems to prevent flooding

Basement Masters: Expert Dig-Out Contractors

We are the experts of basement remodeling in Maryland, DC and Virginia. If you are considering digging out a basement in Washington DC, let Basement Masters give you a fair estimate and professional advice. Contact us for a free quote today.

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