Basement Lowering | Underpinning
Thank you for visiting our Underpinning and Basement Lowering web page. The information provided here by our experts will benefit you and expand your knowledge about Basement Underpinning and Floor Lowering Process.
Benefits of Lowering Basement
Basement Underpinning in Toronto and GTA is a very wise investment in your property. By lowering the basement floor you will not only increase the living area of your house but will also increase the value of your property. Its just like a safety deposit where you will get your money back after the house is sold. In addition, lowering the basement floor will allow you to turn your almost useless basement into a Basement Apartment which will increase the value of your building and will benefit you with good income, month to month!
What is Basement Lowering?
Basement Lowering is a complicated process comprising of at least 3 elements: Foundation Underpinning, Interior Basement Waterproofing and Basement Concrete Floor (slab). The contractor’s quote should always include these services as well as the sump-pump for foundation drainage system (Interior Basement Waterproofing).
Note that in order to provide this type of cervices services contractors must have “Building Renovator Licence” opened for 3 categories: Foundation Underpinning, Basement Waterproofing and Concrete Works. Our company is full licensed and carries Liability Insurance to provide you with the high quality and safe services.
Underpinning and Basement Floor Lowering | Essential Details
Where to Begin Basement Underpinning?
The best way to get a clear idea about lowering your basement floor is to call us and setup a FREE estimate with one of our basement experts. Our experts will provide you with an estimate, answer all your questions and guide you through all of the stages such as: Design, Engineering Drawings, Building Permits, Construction Safety, Construction Process, etc.
Average Underpinning | Lowering Basement Floor reparations and Costs:
- Time and Costs: Engineering Plan (2-4 weeks, $2,000 – $3,500); City Permit (2-4 weeks, $400 – $600); Basement Lowering Process (4-6 weeks, please call for a free estimate).
- Obtaining Building Permit: All types of construction such as Lowering Basement Floor, Underpinning, Basement Walkout require a permit from the City. If the construction was done without a permit the inspector may ask to undo the whole job.
- Obtaining a quote: Call Strong Basements to obtain a quote. The final quote will include all engineer’s requirements.
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