Q: Hi Ralph. We wanted to know if it is possible to convert and crawl space into a finished basement? The height from floor to ceiling in our crawlspace is about 5ft

Martina Robinson
Harrington Park, NJ

A: Thank you for your submission. It is possible to convert a crawl space into a full, finished basement. However, in order to do this, the crawl space will need to be dug out so the height complies with local regulations. To meet building codes, the ceiling height needs to be a minimum of 82 inches. Make sure that you hire a qualified company to do the conversion, as there can be structural issues if done improperly. We also advise having an architect draw plans for the work to be done before interviewing companies and moving forward with the project.