We just bought our first family home and have a small baby daughter (under a year old). We had some money saved up after the house purchase and wanted to renovate our basement. After a lot of back and forth we decided to get our house underpinned! It was a big decision but we have no regrets whatsoever. The basement had 6.5ft. ceiling height which made it only useful for storage and maybe laundry. Because of the age of the house there was a lot of make-shift projects (old countertops, half a bathroom, old shelves) left in the basement. Mud Monkeys came and with hyper-efficiency removed all the garbage and did a fantastic job getting permits, bins in and out, and dug out an additional 2.5 ft. (9ft total) in our basement. We feel like we gained a whole new floor of our house and we are planning our 3rd bathroom, walkout, and rec room down there. They completed the job within schedule and budget. Thanks Mud Monkeys!