After months of digging and prep, we finally got to do "the big pour" of the basement floor. We did hire a finisher to get the concrete nice and level. Check our our blog for "before" and more "after" pictures...
Our ultimate DIY project: Lowering the floor of our basement to be able to finish the space. Follow our progress and learn how we are doing it at www.adventuresofdandv.blogspot.com
Commented on Aug 01, 2012
We have a structural engineer that drew up the plans and has been to the house multiple times.
We are following the plans to the letter. Because of the stability of the existing foundation, he felt this was the best plan of action for our house. As to the concrete - we have an uncle who has worked in the concrete business for over 30 years who has advised us at to the ratios and such. He even made us marked buckets for use to use :) Thanks for the encouragement! We are hard at work and will keep posting updates!