If you find there is not enough headroom when you walk down into your basement, then you need underpinning. The process involves extending the existing foundation vertically so you can add a below-grade floor of 100% usable living space. Basement underpinning can also add significant value to your home when it’s time to move because of the versatility a finished basement brings. Whether the space is a used a rec room or converting thebasement into a rental unit to supplement your income, basement underpinning is a great investment.
What is Basement Underpinning?
Basement underpinning is not just for added space, but also strengthens your home’s existing foundation. City Wide Group uses a combination of concrete and piers, with the concrete adding to the overall durability of the foundation and the piers increasing the load it can withstand. Even if you have no desire to add extra space, it may be required to preserve the structural integrity of your home.
Signs your Home RequiresBasement Underpinning:
- You find extensive cracking on the walls and moisture is seeping in from the underlying soil bed
- You are adding new floors to the home and require the foundation to be reinforced to bear the added weight
- Heat is escaping from the basement even after basic repairs with mortar and insulation
Benefits of Basement Underpinning:
- More living space
- More head room
- Reinforces your home’s foundation
- Conserves energy through repaired insulation
- Increases the value of your home
Read more on the benefits of basement underpinning here.
Why City Wide Group?
City Wide Group is your trusted named for basement underpinning and are knowledgeable professionals do it right the first time. What we bring is decades of experience in completing successful underpinnings that have allowed countless Canadians to get more out of their home.
We use the safest and most advanced techniques to complete each basement lowering renovation. If you would like a free estimate on basement underpinning, call City Wide Group today at 416.283.5500 or fill out our form here.