The Basics of Basement Lowering

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The Basics Of Basement Lowering

If you want to do basement lowering in Toronto, then you have to be able to do it on your own, without having to hire a professional. There are some ways you can go about it and the ones that work best for you.

Determine If You Require Basement Lowering

The first thing that you need to do is find out if the foundation of your home is at the bottom of the basement or above it. If it is below the basement, then you may be able to lower your basement down with no problems at all. However, if your foundation is above the basement, then it will require you to have the basement lowered to ensure safety.
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Types Of Basement Lowering

The next thing to do is decide what type of foundation you have for your basement. You should determine whether you want a crawl space basement or an above-ground basement. Once you have determined this, the basement lowering project can start. A crawlspace basement, which is often used in older homes, can usually be easily lowered. When you are choosing a basement for lowering, you should make sure that it is an above-ground basement, which means it is concrete. If it isn’t, then it will be too hard to make it lower and may need to be replaced altogether. It is also important to ensure that it is level before you start the basement lowering in Toronto.

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Install Drain Tiles With Basement Lowering

Once the foundation is set, you should install drain tiles on all sides to prevent water from getting into the basement. This will prevent it from being flooded and cause flooding. Then, when you are ready to use it, you will simply need to drain it and move all of your stuff to another part of the house or the basement

Keeping Basement Dry After Basement Lowering.

Once the basement has been lowered, there are a few things that you can do to help it become dry faster. First of all, you should use a dehumidifier or air conditioner to keep the humidity down.

There are also dehumidifiers that you can purchase for this purpose. To increase the amount of moisture you have inside the basement, you can place a piece of wood over it or even a piece of cardboard that you can spread down the walls. This will help.

You should also check regularly if you can keep the humidity in the basement down. If you find that it is too high, then you may want to make some changes in the way you run your heating and air conditioning system. It is also important to make sure that there is enough light coming through the windows, especially if the weather is extremely cold.

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When the foundation of your basement is set correctly, you can then start to put any furnishings in the basement. If you are moving furniture, then you can either put it on the floor or in a closet. You will also have to make sure that you remove anything that will be sitting on top of the floor.

Furniture should be kept in a garage, where there is adequate storage space. If you want to store a lot of heavy furnishings, then you might want to put them in a basement drop. Otherwise, you will need to stack them so that they can fit on top of each other.

Contact A Trusted Basement Lowering Contractor In Toronto

One other thing you can do to help with basement lowering is to use a dehumidifier in the basement. You will not want to leave any furniture exposed to the elements as they can rot. The same goes for items such as antique tables, couches, and chests. All of this is possible if you put some thought into how basement lowering works. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or time on it if you plan carefully. All it takes is a little time and a lot of effort. Basement lowering is a great way to gain more livable space in your home. If you’re considering basement lowering or need more information, give Aquatech Waterproofing a call today.
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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!


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