Basement Lowering Toronto

Basement lowering Toronto is the process of excavating your basement in a specific way. Lowering the basement floor adds more space, and in return, the ceiling gains comparative height. The various types of basement lowering that we provide at Aquatech Waterproofing include the following:

Basement Underpinning

One cannot just excavate the floor of their basement to gain height. This could ultimately damage the structure of the current foundations. Instead, we excavate the existing foundations and come up with new ones. This is an approach, known as underpinning, used to heighten the ceiling of a basement further, to transform a storage space into a livable place.

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Crawl Space Conversion

 While utilizing the underpinning method, we can perform a crawl space conversion. What was initially an empty space with no use can be transformed into a very useful storage space, office, or even bedroom. Before the basement floor is lowered, we dig beneath the foundations to add new ones.

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Bench Footing

Bench footing is a process that consumes less time and is an expensive approach to basement lowering Toronto. In this case, new foundations are installed instead of excavating under the existing foundations. These new foundations partly overlap with the old ones. This ensures structural stability, but it does utilize space in the room, as a bench is left around the perimeter. This, however, can be incorporated into the design of the room.

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Combination of Bench Footing and Underpinning

 Underpinning Toronto is rather an expensive approach, but it does help to make the best use of the floor space. Bench footing is a simpler technique, but it leaves a bench around the edges. Majority of people prefer combining both underpinning basement and bench footing. A good example is underpinning on one side of the room, and fixing a bench into the design of the other. A combination of these is the best option, as it reduces costs.

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How Much Does Basement Waterproofing Cost In Toronto?

It is important to identify the basement lowering Toronto solution that will work best for you. If you are not certain, we can discuss the situation with you at length during the phase of consultation. The decision will depend on the condition of your home, the requirements and last but not least, your budget.

The procedure of bench footing and underpinning requires lots of work, but bench footing needs less digging. In most cases, bench footing is the solution for lowering basement floor without underpinning.

Underpinning basement would best be preferred since it does not tamper with the inhabitable space of the room, whereas benching can easily reduce the space around the perimeter.

The decision you finally make will depend on whether your key priority is to maintain a tight budget, or whether you aim to make the most of the space.

In some instances, bench footing can enhance the design of the room in the long run, and therefore a combination may be the best option. You are free to decide, but you can always consult us for a professional opinion.

Why Get A Basement Lowering Toronto

The main reason why you should get a basement lowering Toronto is to create an inhabitable space out of an initially unusable one. Many people would love the extra space to have an office, gym, or extra bedroom, for those having a baby on the way. Basement lowering enables you to take full advantage of the number of rooms in your house, and enjoy plenty of opportunities. The benefits of basement lowering include:

  • Transforming a once unusable space into a gorgeous new room
  • A new habitable space that will add more value to your home
  • One can even consider the basement for rental purposes.

Whatever service you need, whether underpinning Toronto or bench footing, Aquatech Waterproofing is here for you! Basement lowering is the kind of job that can only be done by professionals. Doing it the wrong way will affect the structure of your building negatively while having it done will certainly elevate the value of your home and provide a beautiful new space to play around and work with.

We work with only top engineers to draw the plans and take care of all the contracting. We, at Aquatech Waterproofing, are confident that we can deliver exceptional projects every time, as we have experience of over 25 years.

What Our Clients Have to Say

Basement Waterproofing Testimonials

Paul BarnhillPaul Barnhill
19:32 28 Mar 23
Aquatech was wonderful right from the first contact to having Richard come out and give us a very complete and detailed quote to the two man crew who were here exactly on time and completed the day hours ahead of time. All the locates were taken care of and within a week of contacting them the job was completed. The workman did a fabulous job and were very respectful of our property. They reviewed the scope of the work before they started and asked if we had any questions. When the work was complete it was difficult to see where they had worked and dug the trench. Everything was tidier than before they started. We are very impressed and in a world where household repair companies can be less than favourable, Aquatech stands head and shoulders above any of them. We would highly recommend this company. We also have a life time transferable warranty too. Bravo. We will definitely be telling all the people we know about our wonderful experience. Thank you.
Jeremy MJeremy M
01:16 23 Feb 23
We had a flood disaster the day after we got the keys for our new home. Aquatech Waterproofing responded to my request for help quickly and came to access the damages the same day. They gave us several options for repairs as well as prevention that were fairly priced and a quick turnaround time. They executed our chosen plan quickly and did a beautiful job. They have been very responsive, answering questions about the products we chose and we recommend them to anyone that needs quality work done in a timely manner. Very compassionate and empathetic for our situation as well.
Nataliya PavlishynaNataliya Pavlishyna
15:43 08 Feb 23
AquaTech is very professional and reliable. Valentina was very friendly, she scheduled the appointment at a convenient time and Nico came out to look at my problem. He diagnosed it and gave me a reasonable price. We went ahead with the job. The crew that came out to do it was very knowledgeable and professional. I had some questions and Igor explained everything to me with no problem. I highly recommend this company. Thank you AquaTech!
Nadine NasirNadine Nasir
23:47 24 Oct 22
EXCELLENT experience. Andrew was the first one to arrive and was extremely kind and helpful. Igor and Basil joined Andrew a few minutes later and all three of them worked very hard and finished this massive job in one day. These are some of the hardest workers I have ever seen. There were no hassles or surprises and Andrew, Igor and Basil were very skilled and courteous. Also, Nico was VERY flexible with our constant changes of plans and was very accommodating and understanding. An excellent experience all around - could not recommend more highly!
Anne & FrankAnne & Frank
17:09 22 Jul 22
Much thanks & appreciation to Slava & his hardworking crew for their excellent job excavating, installing weeping tiles & pipe, repairing cracks, waterproofing, and backfilling the 7'-deep trench 27' along the full side of our home. Wow!! On site, Slava, the lead foreman, clearly explained step by step their work including repairing foundation cracks and securing our downspout and other connections better then before. All in all, we are greatly satisfied & highly recommend Aquatech to anyone looking into correcting their leaking basements. Slava -- you & your crew brought humor, sincerity & experience -- no rush job here, just highly competent work by deserving technicians & company. Thanks also to Andrew and Terry for their super fast service with the gas line locate, the fast return calls, home inspection & estimate. Priced fairly for super work + 25 years warranty that can be passed on to a new homeowner. You guys were great!! Highly recommend! -- Anne & Frank - Scarborough
Jules GiraudJules Giraud
17:18 21 Mar 23
I was very pleased with the quality of work performed by Aquatech waterproofing. The technicians were professional and efficient, and they took great care to protect my home while working. They also left my basement clean and tidy when the job was complete. I highly recommend Aquatech for their excellent workmanship and customer service.
This basement waterproofing company exceeded my expectations. They were prompt, efficient, and very knowledgeable about their work. They took the time to explain the process to me and kept me informed throughout the entire job. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of waterproofing services.
Victor DuboisVictor Dubois
16:24 21 Mar 23
I had a great experience with this basement waterproofing company! They were professional, knowledgeable, and got the job done quickly. Now my basement is dry and I have peace of mind knowing my home is protected. I highly recommend this company to anyone in need of waterproofing services!
Edcarlos Nunes SilvaEdcarlos Nunes Silva
18:32 16 Mar 23
Terry was friendly, fair, and transparent on his work and recommendations. Other bidders could have gouged myself on the price but he was honest. He kept costs downs but the quality was still top notch. He treated our family like one of his own without being “fake” to get the job. He’s as genuine and real as they come.
Ednei LopesEdnei Lopes
08:41 15 Mar 23
Slava and his crew did a fantastic job of installing piers and raised our sinking front concrete 4 inches. Very courteous, hard working crew! They hand dig as opposed to other companies that wanted to use a backhoe thus, saved our shrubbery and trees. I would highly recommend Aquatech!