Tying new basement to existing
Hi all - we are finally removing the small rotting enclosed mudroom on the back of our 110 year old house and replacing it with a single story room which will run the back of the house (roughly 22x12). The exisitng mudroom is literally supported on cinder blocks. Because we need to dig a foundation for it, we decided that we could add usable (non-scary) space to our existing scary michigan basement by digging to the full basement depth rather than simple a crawl space depth. Has anyone ever tied two basement rooms together and what has the experience been like? I would like to hear the good the bad and the ugly. We are hoping to use this as a playroom for the kids as starting with a clean palette sounds like a dream compared to a renovation of the existing basement. We do not have any standing water issues but we do have some moisture in the existing basement (it leaches through the dryloc every few years.) thanks!