Underpinning Toronto – Basement Lowering

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Underpinning is a terrific technique to create more height and a larger living space in your basement by lowering the floor. This implies that your basement will be excavated all the way down to your house’s footings in order to produce the higher ceilings that make your basement feel more spacious. Once all of the necessary measures have been done, a new concrete floor will be poured.

Many homeowners select this strategy because it allows them to utilize their basement as a rental property, which will provide them with income, and/or because it allows them to have a fully finished basement. Underpinning will also raise your home’s total worth.

Basement lowering and underpinning will completely transform your property. It’s a massive job that will necessitate a lot of knowledge. Make sure you choose a company that specializes in foundation repair and basement underpinning. It’s also a good idea to check that the business you employ has liability and underpinning insurance.

Make sure you have all of the necessary engineering drawings and permits. Make certain that anybody you employ to undertake the work is familiar with the house’s structure.


Benching is a type of underpinning that can be used instead of underpinning.

The Benching System is another way to lower your basement, this process is a lot faster but does not maximize your living space. With this option a new lower basement floor will be created using the existing foundation of the home, this creates a bench around the basement which causes a loss of space. Benching is a good option if you have the space to sacrifice. In some cases, where there is a shared wall involved, underpinning may not be an option.  In this case, the benching system is your best option.

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