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Basement Lowering ResourcesRenovating Your Basement for Livability
Mike Holmes on Lowering Basements
How Much Does Basement Lowering Cost?
The typical cost to lower a basement ranges from $50 to $100 per square foot.
The cost to lower a basement does vary and depends on numerous factors such as: size of basement, type of foundation, depth of excavation, type of soil, condition of existing foundation, age of house, number of support columns to be lowered, location/feasibility of relocating water supply, sewage lines, floor drainage, weeping tile, etc.
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Lowering a Basement Floor
Most basements of older homes within the older areas of our cities and towns are not high enough to walk around comfortably. - In many of these century homes and pre 1940 homes the basement was often referred to as the 'cellar' and was used as a utility space where such items as the furnace, (coal storage / oil tank storage in older homes), water heater, breaker panel or fuse box, systems were located.
With proper engineering and modern construction and waterproofing technologies it is possible to convert these basement storage spaces into livable space by lowering the basement floor and waterproofing the foundation.
Are you considering having your basement lowered to increase the basement ceiling height and gain some additional living space?
If you are looking to add space to your home, lowering the basement to add additional ceiling height may be the solution.
You might be surprised how much space can be created when finishing a basement by lowering the basement floor and the base level of the foundation by means of foundation underpinning or bench-ledging. Make your basement a useful, livable space that adds value to your home now and when it's time to sell.
Benefits of Lowering your Basement
IMPORTANT: If basement lowering is not done correctly, the basement excavation could damage or undermine the foundation and lead to a collapse of your home. Therefore, a basement dig out must be done by professional basement foundation contractors who are knowledgeable, licenced, equipped and experienced.
Cochren Foundation has over 40+ years of foundation construction and engineering experience. We specialize in aspects of basement lowering, foundation repair and foundation waterproofing projects. We work with you every step of the way to ensure that your basement lowering project is completed on time, and on budget and with excellent quality results!
Please contact us using our email form or call toll free 1-888-610-4959 today for an estimate and get your basement lowering project underway with proven professionals whom you can trust and rely on!
Basement Lowering Project Stages
Basement lowering by digging out the basement and excavating is a multi-stage project and a major renovation for any home. Contract with the experts at Cochren Foundation
to complete your basement floor lowering project.
We employee only the most experienced engineers and foundation contractors. Our company has over 40 years of construction expertise.
We are experienced with all stages of the basement dig out / basement excavation project.
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Main Stages of a typical Basement Lowering project
Basement Lowering Methods
Before the existing basement floor can be lowered, the foundation must be stabilized to ensure that the basement excavation does not compromise the foundation resulting in cracks, sinking or worse ... collapse of the home.
Benching - Bench Ledging - Bench Footings
Dig out your basement floor, increase your home size and enjoy your new space!
We'll be more the happy to answer any questions you may have about your basement lowering project. Contact us today find out if basement floor lowering is suitable for your home.
Contact us or call 1-888-610-4959 today to discuss how increasing your basement height through basement lowering can add value to your home.
Basement Lowering Service Areas
Cochren Foundation & Repair Company, a basement lowering contractor, provides basement lowering services in the following locations throughout the Southern Ontario:
Other Basement Renovation and Foundation Structural Repair Services we provide: