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Old 04-04-2011, 06:21 AM  
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Default Need pics/description of crawlspace to basement conversion.

I recently found a nice piece of property in the country with a double wide trailer on it.
I'm not sure if I want to build a house on the property where the double wide sits,( most likely 5 years from now) or just add on to it, but in the meantime I need to do some repairs on the doublewide so my college age Daughter can live there as it's near her college.
I am not sure if I want to simply add on to the doublewide and dig a basement on the addition or go ahead and have a basement dug underneath the entire doublewide.

I want to have this done by the time I am ready to move to this property.

The only reason I am considering saving the double wide is because it is actually a very well built model and is only 15 years old-just neglected by previous owner.

This may turn into a restoration thread in the making.

Can someone provide a couple links with pics on how to convert a crawlspace into a basement?



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Old 04-04-2011, 07:06 AM  
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It's never a good idea to try and convert a crawl space to a basement.
You would have to dig out under the old footings to build the new foundation.
No mater how you add on or try to fix up a double wide it's still always going to be a double wide and valued as such if you ever try and sell it.

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Old 04-04-2011, 08:20 AM  
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It's never a good idea to try and convert a crawl space to a basement.
You would have to dig out under the old footings to build the new foundation.
No mater how you add on or try to fix up a double wide it's still always going to be a double wide and valued as such if you ever try and sell it.
Yeah my thoughts exactly, seems like a whole lot of unnecessary work.

The good thing about it is there is enough room to build another home on an adjacent lot.

Decisions, decisions.
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