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Housing prices in Burlington and the surrounding GTA are on the rise. More and more people are trying to take advantage of unused space in their home to avoid buying a more expensive and larger home. Underpinning is a great way of turning that unused basement into a space that becomes part of your living area.

By underpinning your home and completing that finished unused space, it will add value to your home making it cheaper to do so instead of purchasing a new home at a higher cost.

Give Canada Waterproofers Burlington the opportunity to show you how we can turn your homes unused basement space into an affordable living area. Give us a call today for your FREE onsite assessment.

Are you Considering Underpinning your Burlington Home?

We recommend considering a couple things before beginning the underpinning process on your home. It is essential to ask the right questions. If not done properly, underpinning can be very dangerous.

  • Is your contractor¬† fully licensed?
  • Does your contractor have all the correct insurances?
  • Are drawings and permits required?
  • Does the city need to inspect any work that gets done?
  • Does your contractor have references?

Be sure to do your due diligence when looking into underpinning your home. Canada Waterproofers Burlington is here to answer any questions you may have.

Main stages of underpinning

  • Once you have done your research and hopefully choose Canada Waterproofers Burlington the first step is to get the drawings finished for the project
  • We can provide you with our engineer contacts if you need drawings and permits
  • If you don’t wish to go through that hassle, we can assist with your drawing and permit needs
  • The average cost of drawings and permits range from $2500-$3500
  • Underpinning can possibly turn unused pace into a welcoming 8- foot ceiling finished basement adding square footage and value to your home

What to expect once an underpinning project is begun:

  1. Basement cleared
  2. Basement demolished
  3. Transporter installed into window
  4. Bin arrives for soils
  5. Concrete floor removed
  6. Walls are underpinned by sections
  7. Inspections of all individual sections
  8. Soil is removed and disposed
  9. Interior drains are replaced
  10. Interior waterproofing installed
  11. Sump pump installed
  12. Sewage ejector installed if needed
  13. Gravel installed
  14. Vapor barrier installed
  15. Concrete is poured with trowel finish
  16. Work areas cleaned

Outline above are the basic steps you could expect to happen in your home once an underpinning project begins.

Call today to receive your FREE onsite assessment of your home to see if underpinning is right for you.


Thank you from the Canada Waterproofers Team

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