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Foundation lowering

The Pulpit Rock
Sections are marked, divided and underpinned


Scarborough’s housing market is on the rise and square footage is becoming more and more valuable. Many are finding it difficult to afford a new living space. Underpinning can add more square footage to your existing home. By using this method you can turn that unusable basement into something liveable and useful and at the same time increase your home’s value.

Be sure to get in contact with us if you have any questions on how to have your Scarborough home underpinned at an affordable price. We have years of experience required to ensure that the process in making your home safe and spacious is the right one. Our employees are trained for these types of jobs and can help you with your Scarborough home.


Underpinning is more complex than most jobs. Be sure to do your research and ask the right questions so you’re dealing with professionals who know what they’re doing. At a minimum be sure to ask your professional:

  • Are you fully licensed?
  • Do you possess all the necessary insurances?
  • Are drawings and permits required for my project?
  • Does the city require an inspection after work completion?
  • Are references available upon request?


  • The first step is to choose your contractor after doing research – hopefully Canada Waterproofers Scarborough!
  • You also need to get in contact with engineers if you need your own drawings and permits done. We can provide you with contacts to do so
  • We also provide the service of dealing with the city and providing you with all the necessary drawings and permits. Average cost of permits and drawings range between $2,500-$3,500
  • The once unusable space becomes a welcoming, finished basement with eight-foot ceiling height, adding value to your Scarborough home

What to expect once an underpinning project has 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

To view the full process of underpinning click here

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


Thank you,

Canada Waterproofers Scarborough Team


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