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House prices in Toronto and the surrounding areas keep rising. As prices rise then useable space becomes a premium. Underpinning is a great way of making that unusable basement into something that can become part of your home. Underpinning means reinforcing an existing foundation or digging out the foundation to add ceiling height.

Underpinning your home and finishing that unused space will add a huge amount of value to the property. With house prices at a record high, it is much cheaper to underpin your home than it is to buy somewhere else.

Canada Waterproofers can underpin your home at an affordable price and do it safely, as we have all the skills and training needed.

Considering underpinning your home?

If you are considering having your basement underpinned then it is very important to ask all the right questions, as underpinning can be dangerous if it is performed incorrectly. Ask your contractor these questions:

  • Are you licensed?
  • Do you have all the correct insurances?
  • Do you need drawings and permits?
  • Do you need the city to inspect your work?
  • Do you have references?

If your contractor answers YES to all of these questions then you are probably safe, but be sure to check all their credentials out before any work is started.

Main stages of underpinning

  • Once you have chosen your contractor – which hopefully will be Canada Waterproofers! – then you are ready to get your drawings done
  • Canada Waterproofers can provide you with contact information for a few engineers if you wish to get your own drawings and permits
  • If on the other hand you don’t wish to get involved with all the hassle of dealing with the city, Canada Waterproofers can provide all of the needed drawings and permits.
  • Typical cost of drawings and permits range between $2500-$3500 depending of the size of the project.
  • Underpinning your home is a big expense and can be disruptive, but the benefits out way the disadvantages.
  • That unusable space now becomes a welcoming, finished basement, with 8-foot ceiling height, which adds square footage and value.

Here is what to expect once an underpinning project is started.

  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

These are the basic steps that you would expect to see as the process of underpinning your home is undertaken. Canada Waterproofers is the best underpinning company in Toronto, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, and the surrounding areas.

So if you’re looking for integrity, honesty and reliability, then Canada Waterproofers and our highly skilled workers are here for you.

Call today and receive a free assessment of your home to see if underpinning is right for you.

Thank-you from the Canada Waterproofers Team.

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