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Have you ever thought about lowering a basement floor in your home in order to have additional living space? Perhaps you hesitated because the ceiling was too low. Believe it or not, many Virginia and Maryland homeowners have had the floors lowered the floors in their basements in order to create an entertainment room, bedroom, or work area or to add an apartment.

Basement Masters Waterproofing has lowered the floors of many homes in the Northern Virginia area. The most common method to lower the basement floor is doing basement underpinning. This requires digging beneath the footings of the home (the concrete that distributes the foundation load) and building additional concrete beneath the current foundation. Once the deeper foundation is built, the old basement floor is removed and replaced with a newer, deeper one.