With the uptick in housing prices in and around the Greater Toronto Area, adding more living space to your home becomes more and more enticing. Underpinning your basement – a process called “basement lowering” – is a great way to achieve that, but only if you have professionals overseeing the job. Don’t leave a job like this to amateurs.
Basement lowering is popular because the homeowner is adding space without extending the existing footprint. You are adding to the basement walls – expanding into the ground.
Canada Waterproofers Uxbridge has been in the business of underpinning basements for 25 years. We have the training, experiencing, licensing, insurance – talk to us about it. We will assess your home and let you know if basement underpinning is best for you.
It might be a scenario where you have a crawl space down there, and you want to create more head space for a storage area. Underpinning strengthens and reinforces the home’s foundation – vital if the home is older and decrepit, sitting on land that has undergone slippage, or perhaps you are looking to add another floor to the home.
Or, maybe you are 6-foot-5 and you’re tired of getting a concussion every time you go to the basement to watch TV.