Open-site basements are basements that are built without being linked to an existing building and are generally constructed prior to the above ground structure. These basements are standalone constructions, so with no adjoining floors or walls from another property, there is no need for the extensive underpinning of existing buildings. Open-site basements can be built in greenfield sites, domestic gardens or in a space where a property has been demolished.
With no concerns about underpinning adjoining buildings, and with no issues regarding access, open-site basement constructions are relatively straightforward. Practically, this method of basement construction is less demanding than basements excavated under buildings, and this often means that costs are lower than with other types of basement construction.
At 4Site Basements we are on hand to advise you on the type of basement construction that you require, as well as any limitations or restrictions that exist as a result of surrounding properties, trees, or even the type of ground being excavated.