This basement wall replacement will turn a leaky underground grotto into a bright, airy basement communal area.
Bozeman contractors Jason Smith, Lowell Cary, and Designer Peter Brown are teaming up on a badly needed update to this multi unit residence near the campus of Montana state university in Bozeman Montana. We will be transforming a dark dreary basement into a bright, airy and beautiful living area for this older multi unit home.
The basement walls on this south side were cracked, bowed in, and leaking. We decided to get creative and expand on the original idea of adding simple code compliant egress windows. We took the negative of deteriorating concrete basement walls and changed the situation into a positive opportunity. With this new design we will turn a leaky underground grotto into a bright, airy basement communal area.
We had enough room on the south side of the home to add a new basement entry area. This entry incorporated concrete steps, a small outdoor seating area and landscape blocking as terraced retaining walls. This terraced entry area creates a more usable space and gives the side yard a more aesthetic look.