At BNS Groundwork, we know all too well that basement construction does not come cheap, but we also know that it can be of great value to your home in terms of both space and value. We always tell homeowners that, whether they are planning to build a new house or just contemplating adding a basement construction to their current home, there are certain things we advise them to keep in mind.
Firstly, and size obviously impacts this to a large degree, any basement construction project can come in at approximately 30- 40 percent higher than building a new ground floor.
Secondly, in terms of structural consideration, when our basement contractors are digging a basement under an existing house, they are aware that certain things can compromise structural integrity, which is especially true for older properties.
At BNS we never take safety concerns lightly, and before we start we do full on site assessments to ensure that your property is suitable for a basement building project. We also remind our basement company clients that they should obtain any necessary permits or NOCs from relevant authorities for their basement construction work.
With all this said, we believe that there are many wonderful benefits to a basement construction at your London home, or anywhere around the country. From getting an extra floor, to making your home more energy efficient and more…
WHAT ACCOUNTS FOR THE ADDED COST?
Every basement construction job varies in cost based on size and requirements,, but the labour cost for constructing a basement remains the same.
HEIGHT OF THE BASEMENT
From digging a basement under an existing house to creating a new one, this level is dug deeper to lay a stronger floor bed, with the height of a basement being more than that of the ground floor to allow extra space for windows.
SPECIAL SEWERAGE SYSTEM
Many basement construction jobs include a bathroom to make spaces more functional, so a separate septic tank is built in the basement floor.
EMERGENCY ESCAPE ROUTES
Window openings in a basement are important for ventilation, but are also a critical escape route in case of emergencies.
To learn more, we encourage you to view our basement services subpage or ask us a question!