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Lowering Basement Floor

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Lowering Basement Floor

Lowering Basement Floor

There are two common methods by which the basement floor of your home can be lowered: 1. Underpinning the foundation walls: In this method, a staged sequence of holes are dug-out from under the footing of your home. (The footing is the concrete or brick pad which spreads the load of the foundation walls onto the soil.)
Add more usable space in your home by lowering your basement floor. Find out what you need to know before you start digging.
Homeowners here in Toronto often ask about lowering their basement.. In a process sometimes called underpinning, the basement floor is actually dug out a .
I have a client who wants to demo their slab in their basement and dig 6"-12" down to gain more head room. The house is 100+ years old with a .
Lowering a basement floor is as difficult as it sounds. First you have to figure out how to support the existing house. Then — after all the finishes have been .

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