Underpinning, also known as basement lowering, often includes lowering the basement floor, adding floor drains, a laundry room, insulation, stud wall partitions, waterproofing, reinforcing the foundation, and sometimes a basement walkout and the cost and time it takes will depend on exactly what work is being carried out. Methods of Underpinning There are several […]

  One thing that every homeowner dreads is a flooded basement. During the spring in Toronto, along with rainy periods in the summer, we receive hundreds of calls a month for basement water leaks after it rains.  The homes in Toronto are old, many have aging foundations that have cracks in them along with drainage […]

Do you have cracks in your foundation floor? Cracks are a common feature in most homes, especially here in Toronto where you have older homes with foundations that are decades old.   There are many things that can cause cracks to appear, from poor initial workmanship, to a shifting of the foundation itself.  Cracks can be […]

Finished Basement After Digging out Basement

Digging out a basement (also known an Underpinning or Basement Lowering) can be an ideal way to add some room or additional living space to your home and can often be less expensive than adding room by going upward or outward, which usually requires special permits and lots of red tape.   The best option can […]

commercial foundation waterproofing and crack repair (2)

Like many Toronto-area homes, commercial properties can also suffer from cracks and water leaks in their foundations. This includes a wide range of structures such as schools, airports, shopping centres, churches, hospitals, factories, warehouses and restaurants etc. When these types of commercial properties suffer from foundation cracks and other issues the most common types of […]