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Basement Lowering ResourcesKitchener Building Permits
Renovating Your Basement for Livability
How Much Does Basement Lowering Cost
The cost to lower a basement varies depending 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.
Kitchener Basement Floor Lowering
Many basements of older homes within the older areas of Kitchener are not high enough to walk around comfortably. - In many of these century homes and pre 1935 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), water heater and electrical panel were located.You can lower your basement floor to allow for more basement ceiling height, but it's a huge job, and it needs to be professionally done by an experienced and skilled foundation expert or contractor.
You also absolutely will need a permit and stamped Structural Engineered Drawings to have your Kitchener basement lowering building permit approved.
With proper engineering and modern construction and waterproofing technologies it is possible to convert the basement of your Kitchener home into livable space by lowering the basement floor and waterproofing the foundation.
If you live in Kitchener and you are 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 Kitchener 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. Additionally, the City of Kitchener requires a Building Permit for the basement lowering and excavation project. - The permit application will require engineering drawings to be submitted. Therefore, a Kitchener basement dig out must be done by a professional basement lowering contractor that is knowledgeable, licenced, equipped and experienced. - that's where we come in!
Cochren Foundation has over 40+ years of foundation construction and engineering experience. We specialize in aspects of basement lowering in Kitchener, foundation underpinning in Kitchener, foundation repair and foundation waterproofing projects. We work with you every step of the way to ensure that your Kitchener basement lowering project is completed on time, and on budget and with excellent quality results!
Contact us using our contact form or call us toll free at 1-888-610-4959 today for an estimate and get your Kitchener basement lowering project underway with proven professionals whom you can trust and rely on!
Basement Lowering in Kitchener, ON
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 have over 40 years of construction expertise.
We are experienced with all stages of the Kitchener basement dig out / basement excavation project.
Click here to contact us or call 1-888-610-4959 today for a basement lowering estimate.
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 your Kitchener home.
Benching - Bench Ledging - Bench Footings - Bench Pinning
Why Cochren Foundation is the right choice for your Kitchener Basement Lowering project?
We'll be more the happy to answer any questions you may have about basement lowering in Kitchener. Contact us today find out if basement floor lowering is suitable for your Kitchener home.
Use our Contact Form or call us toll free at 1-888-610-4959 today to discuss how increasing your basement height through basement lowering can add value to your home.