Basement Underpinning Toronto

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As a contracting team specializing in basement underpinning Toronto, we often get asked this simple question, “what is underpinning?” Below is a brief response to that question.

Underpinning is an industry term that’s utilized to refer to reinforcing an existing foundation. This is to shore-up a construction which was poorly built originally or has degraded over time, is subject to subsidence or even land-slippage, or has been prepared to carry extra weight. Underpinning basement can be done when a homeowner would like to get more height in their basement ceiling. This is also referred to as basement lowering.


Underpinning contractors typically become involved in underpinning basement walls since a homeowner decides to deepen them to create a full height basement. In this example, they are sometimes initially little more than crawlspace under a floor. At other times, the plan is to deepen a cellar built for storage, to create a living room with wrought iron head-height.

Expert Guidance and Certified Professionals for Basement Underpinning in Toronto

When it comes to basement underpinning in Toronto, it’s crucial to prioritize expertise and professional guidance. Excavating the flooring without proper knowledge and insurance can disrupt the balance of your home’s foundations, risking cracks in the walls. That’s why entrusting a certified structural engineer with a proven track record of completed projects is essential.

By appointing a qualified professional, you ensure the preparation of legal documents and the acquisition of necessary approvals for your underpinning job. This meticulous approach not only safeguards the structural integrity of your dwelling but also enhances its overall value. Don’t compromise when it comes to basement underpinning—choose experience, reliability, and peace of mind with our certified team at Aquatech Waterproofing.

Designate a basement underpinning contractor who is likewise experienced to complete the following work:

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A new basement may, consequently, increase the value of your home by around 10 percent — and you get more living room also. Basements are especially popular in regards to extending homes since they retain existing footprints and seldom affect the neighbors.

But you are effectively constructing your home “upside down” by incorporating the walls and flooring once the roof’s up already. While the job’s in the process the structural integrity of the entire building is jeopardized in the short-run. If it fails, then your basement could wind up costing you a whole lot more than it’s worth.

If your house is in need concrete or foundation repair in the Greater Toronto Area, you have come to the right place. Aquatech Waterproofing Underpinning Toronto may come to your home and make a comprehensive inspection to ascertain the cause of any problems. We’ll answer your queries and find a solution. Underpinning Toronto will provide you with a written proposal that details what we will do and what your investment will be. After you approve the proposition, we’ll quickly and efficiently implement the repairs which are required, providing you with the permanent outcomes of a strong and steady foundation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Generally, basement underpinning projects take several weeks to several months to complete. However, the duration of basement underpinning in Toronto can vary depending on various factors, such as the size and complexity of the project, accessibility, and any unforeseen challenges encountered during construction.
Yes, basement underpinning in Toronto requires permits and adherence to local regulations. Prior to undertaking any underpinning project, it is essential to consult with a professional engineer or architect who can evaluate the structural implications and ensure compliance with the city’s building codes. Obtaining the necessary permits from the local municipality is crucial to avoid legal issues and ensure that the construction meets safety standards.
Basement underpinning can generally be done on different foundation types in Toronto, such as concrete, stone, or brick. However, feasibility depends on factors like the existing foundation’s structural integrity, soil conditions, and project requirements. Consult a structural engineer to determine if underpinning is viable for your situation.
Yes, basement underpinning in Toronto can cause some disruption to the living space above. It may involve noise, vibrations, and temporary utility relocation. Contractors aim to minimize inconvenience with dust control, scheduling, and temporary support systems. Communicate with the contractor to prepare for the construction phase.
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!