HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Real estate has been and remains the best investment many of us will make in our lifetime. The market in Toronto and the surrounding areas has been strong, and all indicators say it will remain so. There is a pull sometimes to move from where you are and go to a larger home – more living space for you and your family.
But what if you were able to stay where you are, and create new living space out of previously unusable space?
Underpinning is a great way of accomplishing that. Canada Waterproofers Georgina has been underpinning basements successfully in the region for over 25 years. Our technicians are fully licensed and insured.
That’s the key point – underpinning your basement (also called “basement lowering”) is a major excavation job, with the objective of strengthening a home’s foundation and also, as mentioned, creating more ceiling height, and hence, more living space. Think of a crawl space that now becomes a fully accessible, new storage space for the home, or a newly renovated basement with several feet of additional ceiling height, creating a new living space.
A job of this scale requires an engineer, drawings, plans, and permits from the city. Canada Waterproofers Georgina can quarterback the entire process for you, or pieces of it, if you elect to be more hands-on. We have all the skills and training and insurances needed to provide you with the safest underpinning service in the GTA. Most importantly we’ll do it safely.
MAIN STAGES OF THE PROJECT
- Basement cleared
- Basement demolished
- Transporter installed into window
- Bin arrives for soils
- Concrete floor removed
- Walls are underpinned by sections
- Inspections of all individual sections
- Soil is removed and disposed
- Interior drains are replaced
- Interior waterproofing installed
- Sump pump installed
- Sewage ejector installed if needed
- Gravel installed
- Vapor barrier installed
- Concrete is poured with trowel finish
- Work areas cleaned
The value you will add to the home by underpinning your home and finishing that unused space will far outweigh the cost of buying a new home, with prices where they are.
Call today and receive a free assessment of your home to see if underpinning is right for you.