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Rebuilding on existing foundation

Question from Andrea: I have a old house built in the 40's the land value in our neighborhood has sky rocketed we are trying to determine if we should tear our house down and strart from scratch or maybe save the foundation and do a total remodel we have a 2 story house with 8 ft cielings we want to raise both ceilings to 10 feet we llive in texas are we crazy not to just start over is it much of a savings if we can reuse the foundation? 

Jake's answer: Andrea, I assume you are without a basement and just have a crawl space or slab. I didn’t think there were basements in Texas. I would recommend you remove the foundation and start over. No reason to put a whole new house over a 60 year old foundation.

Posted by Jake Schloegel at 03:09 PM | Permalink


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