How do you rebuild an existing basement?
We bought an older home with an existing basement. We would like to take down the top of the house and rebuild on the basement. What do I need to do to make sure it's stable? The house has been there at least 30 years and has zero water issues.
To demolish a house and rebuild on an existing basement foundation can be done as long as the basement is structurally solid, to do that you would be best to consult an engineer and have it inspected. Best is to check with your municipality what requirements they may have when you go for a permit. That's about all the advice we can really give you from a structural point of view, but from a energy-efficiency and durability standpoint, this following page will help -
How to build a basement properly for energy efficiency and to prevent mold