In the past, basements were not thought of as actual living spaces. In fact, they acted as a storage area for timber and coal to heat the home and get homeowners through the biting cold of winter. That was then. Today, the basement acts a feature room in various homes, and most buyers are willing to spend extra on a home with a livable basement. So, for existing homeowners with low basements who wish to add square footage to their home by digging down instead of building up, basement underpinning is the ideal solution.