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Depending on each situation, different basement lowering techniques will be used based. The method used to lower your basement are based on discussions with you as well as your home, budget and the goals you have for the project. Basement Lowering (also called Underpinning) is a process that can significantly increase the value of your home and also the amount of living space in your basement. This procedure is intended to convert a 5ft, 6ft, or 7ft high basement into areas that clear 9ft.
Basement lowering is popular in Toronto because:
- You can increase your living space without expanding the footprint of your home
- Less paperwork, hoops and red tape than building an addition
- Creates additional living space while preserving your backyard and garden areas
With the high cost and limited amount of real estate in Toronto, lowering your basement becomes an attractive and cost-effective way to increase the living space in your home. There is also less red tape as it is not considered an addition, rather an improvement to the existing structure.
Bench footing also increases space in a basement. It is when new foundation walls are installed by digging down from the internal wall to just above the existing footings, creating a bench between the wall and the floor.
Digging out a crawl space is another way to add a living room to your home. This process turns a small crawl space into a full basement. A hole is dug underneath the crawlspace and foundation walls are erected creating a livable basement.
Why Choose Nusite For Your Next Basement Lowering Project
- Fully insured and certified. Fully covered by WSIB
- Free, no obligation estimates
- Written Guarantee on all work performed
- On Time and on Budget, every time
- Flexible Financing available, including 0% Financing
- References and prior projects given
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If you’re looking to increase the value of your home, or turn your basement into a valuable work or living space, basement lowering is the perfect way to do so. Nusite has years of experience in underpinning in Toronto and in some cases you can still live in the house while construction is happening.