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What Does Bench Footing Involve?

Basement contractors will design and create a perimeter around the inside of the basement walls. They’ll then dig up to the desired thickness around the base.

After completing the digging process, the basement contractors will construct new footings that extend deeper than the thickness of the new flooring. Once the new walls extend up into the first basement depth, they will cover it with concrete.

The final effect will be as if the home has a concrete bench extending along the foundation wall. Therefore, it provides a ‘benching effect’ and extra support to the foundation.

Benefits of Bench Footing

Disadvantages of Bench Footing

What Precautions Are Essential before Beginning the Practice of Bench Footing?

Make sure you assess preliminary matters such as the following:

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

What Is The Cost Of Bench Footing In Toronto?

The cost of bench footing in Toronto typically ranges from around $300 to $500 per linear foot, although this can fluctuate depending on factors such as the depth and width of the bench footing required, the complexity of the construction site, and the materials used. Additional considerations like access to the site and the need for specialized equipment may also affect the overall expense.

Bench Footing Toronto

Ask The Bench Footing Professionals

Not all houses are suitable for bench footing, which makes it essential to rely on the knowledge and expertise of the professionals. At Aquatech Waterproofing, we understand the intricacies of bench footing and its impact on the construction of your home. With our extensive experience and commitment to quality, we ensure that every bench footing project is executed with precision and care.

Bench footing is a proven and efficient method for basement lowering in Toronto, but it requires the right approach to prevent any future damage to your home. By choosing Aquatech Waterproofing, you can have peace of mind knowing that our team of skilled professionals will assess your property, design a customized bench footing solution, and implement it using industry-leading techniques.

We prioritize safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction in every bench footing project we undertake. Our dedicated team works diligently to create a solid and stable foundation, allowing you to maximize the space in your basement and expand the possibilities for your home!

FAQs About Bench Footing

Yes, Toronto has specific regulations and permits related to bench footing. Before undertaking any construction project that involves bench footing, it is essential to consult with a licensed architect or engineer who can ensure compliance with these regulations and obtain the necessary permits.The city’s building codes outline the requirements for foundation design, including the use of bench footing in areas with particular soil conditions.

By creating stepped levels in the foundation, bench footing helps divert water away from the structure, reducing the potential for water damage and preventing hydrostatic pressure build-up. This technique provides additional protection against water-related issues commonly encountered in areas with high water tables. Toronto has a relatively high water table, which can increase the risk of water infiltration and foundation instability. Bench footing is an effective solution to address this challenge. 

Yes, bench footing is a versatile technique that can be used in various soil conditions found in Toronto. Whether the soil is clay, silt, sand, or a combination, bench footing can provide stability and prevent differential settlement. However, the specific design and construction requirements may vary depending on the soil type. It is crucial to consult with a qualified engineer or geotechnical expert who can assess the soil conditions and develop an appropriate bench footing plan tailored to the specific site.

Yes, there are several advantages to using bench footing for multi-story buildings in downtown Toronto. Firstly, bench footing helps distribute the weight of the structure more evenly, reducing the risk of differential settlement and ensuring structural stability. Secondly, the stepped levels created by bench footing can offer additional usable space, allowing for more efficient utilization of the building’s footprint. Lastly, bench footing can also facilitate easier access to underground utilities and infrastructure, simplifying maintenance and repairs in urban environments.