Installing Basement to Beautiful in Aurora, NY

Monday, October 15th, 2012 by Rebecca Poynton

Our mission is to transform an existing 5-foot area into a seven-foot high, clean, structurally sound, beautiful living space. We will do this by excavating two feet below the current surface giving the room a seven-foot headspace, while stabilizing the area with steal stud reinforcements. Then we will install a new drainage system with a new sump pump and boiler system. Once the skeleton of the basement is enlarged, secure, and dry, we finish it off with our patented Clean Space water and mold resistant products and drywall, creating a clean, dry and attractive living area.


 Week one:


Phase 1 photos show what the basement looks like at the on-set of our journey. These show the basement after our original clearing of the space so we are ready to begin the second phase, the excavation process. This is an original basement of an older home, structured with stone and dirt walls and flooring, with a ceiling no higher than five-foot high; the area is damp, moldy, odorous and uneven.

Stone Walls

Exposed piping

Five-foot ceilings

Installing Basement to Beautiful in Aurora NY - Image 4

Original crumbling walls and old repairs

Our phase 2 photos show where we take this too-low area (five-foot) and create seven-foot floor-to-ceiling room. We start by manually clearing the area, digging through the existing stone flooring and manually digging two feet deeper into the earth. We are careful to support the existing piping, hot-water tank and other appliances as we work.

Digging begins

The digging is beginning to take shape

Securing Hot Water Tank and piping

Two foot trench

View of secured piping and tanks, while flooring is excavated

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Our Locations:

Frank's Basement Systems
90 Pearce Avenue
Tonawanda, NY 14150
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