Need an extra bedroom, a family room, or need an extra space for running your home based business but your basement ceilings are not high enough to renovate? There is a solution! Basement underpinning!
Over time, even the strongest foundations can have problems. This is why it is recommended that they are underpinned to increase their structural integrity. But where to start with the process? It can be time-consuming and expensive. You will want to hire Toronto-based underpinning contractors that can carry out the work in a timely and cost-friendly manner.
At Edko Enterprise, we are experts in basement underpinning in Toronto, Burlington, Hamilton and nearby regions
With skyrocketing real estate prices in Toronto, and GTA and increasing time for commute if you choose to live in the suburbs, many of the homeowners turn to optimising their current home layout to accommodate all their needs.
What is Basement Underpinning?
Basement underpinning is a method used to increase the foundation depth by extending it depthwise.
It is done to:
• Add extra height to the basement and turn it into livable space;
• Add to the height of the house (build a second floor), as it can carry extra weight and allows to alter building height;
• Reinforce the foundation to add to the stability to an older house;
• Repair the foundation and improve its waterproofing.
As all the structural alterations to the building basement underpinning will require building permit, approved architectural drawings and structural engineer approval. But the work, time and money spent on the project will still cost less than moving from the area which you enjoy so much and where you have settled already.
Basement underpinning has some limitations that can be determined by professionals. Before the construction process begins.
Why Basement Underpinning?
Underpinning can fix a lot of problems with foundations, especially if your house is old or was poorly constructed. As a householder, you’ll want your house to be as structurally sound as possible. If your foundation is out of order, this can provide huge worries that can away from the enjoyment of living in and owning your own property. And when problems occur, you’ll want to turn to an underpinning contractor with the know-how and experience necessary to make sure that everything is in order.
What Can Cause Foundation Problems?
Foundation problems can be caused by many things including subsidence, mine workings, poor quality builds, erosion, vibration damage or changes in load-bearing and extensions. This can threaten the very existence of the structure, and over time can cause irreparable damage. This is why underpinning can help, as well as limit any future problems you may have — whether you intend to live in your house for years to come, or are looking to sell.
Basement Underpinning Process – what to expect:
• Basement cleared, demolished if it was finished;
• Transporter installed to remove excavated soil through the window;
• Concrete floor removed;
• Walls underpinned by segments;
• Soil from the floor excavated and removed;
• Interior drainage, sump pump, and sewage ejector installed;
• Interior and exterior waterproofing installed;
• Concrete floor installed.
Now you can finish your extra space and really enjoy it while having added a substantial value to your home!
A major project like this requires expertise and extensive experience and we at Edko Enterprise are great at that. We are certified and bonded for any scale of project and take pride in our work.
Low-Cost Underpinning Solutions From a Family Run Business
At Edko Enterprise, we are a family-run business. This means we know that our word is our bond. We work to ensure that our customers get the best treatment and we believe that good service doesn’t have to cost the Earth. If you are a householder looking for low-cost underpinning in the Greater Toronto Area or surrounding areas, you’ve come to the right place. We are waiting to hear from you!