What Is the Cost to Raise a Basement Ceiling?

What Is the Cost to Raise a Basement Ceiling?

  • Jan 18, 2022

The typical cost to raise your house's basement ceiling is between $10,000 and $90,000

If you’re remodeling your basement to turn it into a space to watch the big game or host a party, consider raising the roofer, ceiling to make it roomier.

It can cost between $10,000 and $90,000 to raise a basement ceiling, depending on the basement’s condition and the type of structure you have.

How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Basement's Ceiling per Square Foot?

Raising a basement ceiling can cost between $10,000 and $90,000, but the final cost is determined by two options:

Lowering the Floor

Lower the floor by digging deeper into the ground and through the foundation. This method will cost anything between $50,000 and $90,000, or between $350 and $450 per square foot to excavate 2 feet into the ground.

Raising the House

The cost of raising the entire house starts at $10,000 to $40,000. This method starts at $12 to $14 per square foot but can go up to $70 per square foot. Although this option is more affordable, it can cause cracks in your drywall or brick wall, or more serious issues if not done correctly.

Raising a Basement's Ceiling Cost Breakdown

Raising a basement ceiling typically costs about $19,200 and can range from $16,000 to $24,000.

During this process, the house is lifted and the foundation is raised to a new level. This means you’ll need to disconnect the utilities for a few days and raise the ground level around it, or you’ll need to build new raised entry porches or decks.

The total cost of raising a basement ceiling depends on many factors, such as:

·       Type of basement and foundation

·       The material of your house

·       Structural engineer fees

·       Type of soil beneath your house

·       Whether there are water or utility lines underground

·       How old your home is

·       Permits needed

·       Local labor and material costs

·       Plumbing, electrical, or HVAC work

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