The Journal of Light Construction‘s website features a great slideshow on what happens when a determined homeowner wants to expand their place and can’t go up or out. In this case they went down –- 11 feet and 300 cubic yards of dirt worth of down, to be more exact.
Though this wouldn’t work for everyone, the large-scale subterranean home project did turn out pretty well, from what can see of the pictures. The new floor space must have added about thirty percent more square footage to their home, but they’re betting that the bracing will support the house above — not a maneuver we’d recommend for the faint of heart.
Adding Under [JLC Online]