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Basement Lowering in Toronto

Many older homes in the Toronto area have basements that were never designed to be living spaces. Instead they were built for storage or as furnace rooms and because of this, many of these basements have very low ceilings.

Of course, low ceilings make it awkward if not impossible for these basements to be used as living spaces. For many, the answer to this problem is basement lowering also known as basement underpinning. This type of renovation can give you the headroom that you need to enjoy your basement as a living space as well as add value to your home.

Other reasons for underpinning may include repairing a structure that has deteriorated because of land slippage or from another cause.

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Reno pros are truly pros at what they do. Originally I didn’t know that they do residential jobs, I contacted Roman. He made the rest of the process seamless and with minimal stress for me and my family. Roman priced me for an addition as well as a full interior reno. A full scale design and build project, including drawings and permits. Completion took about 7 months, when everything was finished, I couldn’t be more pleased. Highly recommended. Cheers to the Reno Pros team!read more
03:14 13 Feb 20
Roman made, what is generally an ordeal, a very pleasant and easy experience. He always answered my calls and even reached out after the project was done to make sure everything was ok. Their work was nothing short of perfection both in timeline and workmanship and Roman was incredibly pleasant to deal with. Thanks for making the entire construction process simple and stress free. I highly recommend anyone on the market for a contractor to contact Roman and his team.read more
Vache Zakarian
Vache Zakarian
01:11 18 Dec 19
Roman and his team were so easy to work with! They completed our office renovations in the time frame we had agreed upon and they were available when you had any questions or concerns. It was a pleasure to work with The Reno Pros and we look forward to working again on future projects!read more
Amit Khurana
Amit Khurana
15:35 03 Dec 19
Roman and his team did an awesome job -very professional, reliable, safe, clean and the quality of the work was superb! Will for sure be using them again for other projects!
Martin Feldman
Martin Feldman
19:33 16 Sep 19
Alex is friendly and knowledgeable. He came to my house and gave a quick quotation. He finished work on time with high quality. His price was fair. I am very happy with the new basement ceiling. I will hire them again in the future if needed.read more
Jonathan Wu
Jonathan Wu
02:22 27 Nov 18
I wanted to thank you, not only for the beautiful job you did, but also for you and your crews competence on the product and installation. I absolutely love my new drop ceiling and back splash in the kitchen. It was a trying time for us, as you know, but you respected my house as a "home" and I wanted to let you know that I appreciate all you did. Thank you!read more
Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong
02:37 26 Nov 18

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Basement Underpinning

The most common type of basement lowering is done through a process called underpinning. The process is somewhat complex and should only be done by a qualified and insured expert. Basement underpinning is not simply a matter of digging up the existing floor – in fact, doing so could cause damage to the structure of the house. Rather, it is necessary to dig under the home’s foundation and essentially create a new foundation under the existing one that is capable of bearing the additional weight.

The first step in the process, is to have a structural engineer evaluate how much the basement can be lowered without risking damage to the existing structure.  Until we obtain a stamped drawing from the engineer, no excavation can be done.

Once we get the go ahead from the engineer, our crew will remove a small section of the original foundation in order to access the ground underneath. The piece of foundation that we remove will be replaced by a load bearing joist, made from our lumber supplies in Toronto. We will then start to build the new foundation by excavating strips to the proper depth and pouring concrete. Once the new foundation has dried and stabilized, we will install new flooring.

Basement Underpinning Toronto
Basement Lowering Toronto

Underpinning Prior to Renovation

If you are considering renovations or finishing of your basement, it is a wise move to consider whether basement lowering or underpinning should be performed first.  Making your basement more livable through renovation is a great way to add enjoyment and value to your home, but this can be diminished by ceilings that are too low.

Since underpinning involves digging a new foundation for your home, it should be done prior to any basement renovations if it is deemed necessary. Not every company does both basement underpinning and basement renovation, and homeowners who have to deal with two companies can run into logistical problems which may cost them extra time and money.

Add Value to Your Home

Because The Reno Pros do both basement underpinning and basement renovations, we can help you from the very beginning stages of the planning process in order to ensure that you get the basement living space that you want.

If your Toronto home was built prior to the 1940s, there is a good chance that your home is a candidate for basement underpinning. Not only will this process help to give you more headroom, making your basement more enjoyable as a living space, but it will add value to your home as well.

Find out why so many Toronto homeowners are trusting their basement lowering to The Reno Pros. Give us a call today to book your free consultation.

Basement after Lowering