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Old 12-02-2005, 11:31 AM   #1
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Hi all, my girlfriend and I have recently baught a small house with a cellar. To make the cellar legally "habitable" we need to excavate roughly 1/2 meter down through stone flooring, underneath which is rock. Any information about how we should go about this would be helpful, even if it is just "get a contractor in".
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...Any information about how we should go about this would be helpful, even if it is just "get a contractor in".
Cheers, Will
You're on the right track. It'll be grunt work - jackhammers, shovels, carts (wheelbarrows) and an outdoor dumpster.

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You're on the right track. It'll be grunt work - jackhammers, shovels, carts (wheelbarrows) and an outdoor dumpster.
A conveyor would be useful too.
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I watched some guys lowering the basement floor in a 19th century urban building recently. It was a bucket brigade of dirt and rubble through a street level access way. No conveyors, just lots of young, strong bodies.
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I'd find a good demo guy, someone familiar with shaped/packed charges, he could save you a lot of money. Keyword here is GOOD.
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You mean this guy tetor?

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Have you given any thought to raising your house and making the walls taller?
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no ive not, can you tell me any more about it?
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wo wo wo.....about lifting the house. hehehe. Cellar or Basement ? big difference here .... Give me the square footage ... and then I can give you some advice. Is there a way to get the material out/in? Does the foundation extend below the amount you want to take out ?
Maybe it is small ...but can create huge problems if not thought out in advance.
let me know your thoughts . Don

As far as the guy in the picture ......I think he's outta business..
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Tell me the dif. between basement and cellar.
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