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Category Archive for "Basements"

I Want a Second Kitchen in My Home

I recently went to visit a prospect who was interested in having their (new to them) home modified by adding a kitchen to the basement for Grandma. To educate him, I said that what he wanted to create was called an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) and that permitting would be necessary. I said that he...

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New Basement Development Strategies

Levco has promoted our basement expertise to the point that we are now receiving an abundance of interest in basement additions. When adding to your home, there are only three ways to go up, down, or sideways. If you have ruled out up and sideways, we need to talk about adding a basement and going...

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Let Levco finish your unfinished basement

Do you have a basement that is partially or completely unfinished? Levco is having all sorts of fun extracting the value out homes with unfinished basements for our clients. Boise is on the edge of a desert we have some fairly predictable water table, known soil conditions and systems for ensuring your basement stays comfortable...

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Existing Basement Development Strategies

Love them or hate them basements are one way to add square footage to a home. I find lots of homes have primitive basements but it often takes an act of desperation to decide to develop an existing one into a usable space. I also find the occasional unfinished basement that is just screaming for...

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An amazing basement-waterproofing project

A big rain came to Boise, (two inches in four hours). Water flowed freely into a North End basement room soaking the sheetrocked wall and carpet. A clean up company responded promptly, and after pulling back the carpet, they identified the foundation wall where the water was entering. It looked like it had been happening...

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Things to Consider Prior to Digging a Basement:

Basements done wrong are a primitive scary storage place that no one ever wants to deal with. Done correctly, a basement addition is a place to get away from the commotion and chaos of the day. Basement additions often includes fixing and or upgrading other parts of the home. This article is focused on digging...

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” Run Away Screaming!”

I occasionally can’t hold back and utter this bit of advice during the inspection of a home, usually when it comes to a decision to buy or not to buy. Over the years it has frustrated potential buyers, but I am not one to beat around the bush. Granted, it has strained an occasional relationship,...

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