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Add Space To Your Home by Remodeling the Basement

Remodeling your basement allows you to add more space to your home without having to add on an additional unit. It’s important to understand the steps required to make that space livable.

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[Gregg] In San Diego, there are many homes are built with a crawl space, making basement conversions a cost-effective way to add living space or a companion unit – ADU.  An import cost consideration is the amount of dirt removal that’s required and whether the floor should be slab or raised wood joists.  When adding a bathroom or kitchen, getting proper fall on the sewer line is required.  Raised floor construction provides more flexibility for plumbing and also allows space for running heater ducting if necessary.  For single family homes, fire code permits typical drywall.  On companion units, one-hour fire rating and sound attenuation may be required.  Another important condition to consider in basements is moisture and humidity, that’s why foundation walls should always be waterproofed with drainage underneath.  I also recommend installing fans with humidistats so there’s enough air exchanges to prevent mold or mildew from growing.  For more remodeling tips, visit Approved Home Pros dot com, slash Cantor’s Corner.