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Build with or without basement: chop the knot
LIVING. The past seemed to build with a basement evident. But today steps a lot of builders off of that idea. A basement costs a lot of money. Other builders swear with a basement for extra space. But how do you make the right choice for your home? Bouwsite Livios put for you the pros and cons of building with a basement, kruipkelder on on the ground in a row. Cellar

A cellar is an efficient way to get the usable space of your property to increase. Especially with the smaller and more expensive land today. A basement can serve as storage room, garage, play area or gym.

Tip : did you Know that there are several types of cellars exist? Discover here which type of basement for your house is suitable.


• Relatively cheap extra space

• Easy-to-achieve

• Forms an insulating buffer between your house and the soil

• Smaller plot and roof area is required for the same woonvolume

• * * Important added value to sales

• Utilities are straightforward to operate and remain accessible

• Frost-free space, the temperature varies little and is easy to desired level

• Any storage shed for oil tank

• May serve as a garage


• Basement is more expensive (than kruipkelder)

• Hardly any natural light

• watch out for moisture problems in areas with high water table

• Good ventilation requires special attention.

• additional Cost for waterproofing

Tip : this is how you make a basement waterproof.

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