Basement Underpinning Contractors Toronto
Full Planning & Project Management
Experience Over 15 Years
Insured & Licensed Underpinners
Basement Underpinning Contractors Toronto
Who We Are
Rock Basements provide quality and dependability basement underpinning, waterproofing, and concrete works across the Greater Toronto Area. With more than a decade in the industry, we’re adept at handling complex structural jobs, transforming unusable spaces into legal income units. We serve a diverse clientele including builders, contractors, homeowners, and investors, providing unparalleled service with every project. At Rock Basements, we don’t just complete jobs, we craft durable living spaces, backed by a robust warranty for your peace of mind.
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What is Basement Lowering?
Basement lowering is more than just a home improvement project. It’s a strategic investment into the value, functionality, and longevity of your property. So, what does basement lowering involve? It’s a structural renovation process that extends the foundation walls downwards by excavating soil, thereby increasing your basement’s ceiling height. This transformation can convert an underutilized or even unusable space into a comfortable living area. It can turn a low-height cellar into a guest room, home office, fitness area, or a separate unit for generating rental income.
From Concept to a Perfect Basement
Projects Completed Last Year
TO SEE OUR WORK
Underpinning: extend foundation walls down with excavating soil to increase basement ceiling height.
Excavation: Rock Basements can transform unusable crawl space or low height area into legal income unit!
Waterproofing: Protect Foundation walls from leaking and have dry basements for decades to enjoy.
Damp Proof: Install sump pump and backwater valve to prevent flooding and protect basement from incoming underground water.
Benefits of Working
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When Can We Start?
We provide prompt services for all your Basement Underpinning, Waterproofing or Concrete Project needs in the Greater Toronto Area.
For extensive projects, we’re ready to initiate work within a month of finalizing the details. When it comes to smaller jobs, we’re able to get them underway even quicker, typically within 1-2 weeks, depending on the size and specific site conditions.
Our commitment is to align with your schedule and expectations, streamlining the process to ensure it’s as smooth and stress-free as possible. We understand the importance of timely execution and aim to provide a seamless experience from start to finish.
Reach out to us today and let’s start turning your basement into the space you’ve always dreamed of!
Dealing with the architectural intricacies of basement renovations can often be overwhelming. If you’re starting a new underpinning project or need help with permits and drawings, our team is here to support you.
We’re equipped to create detailed architectural drawings tailored to your specific project. Additionally, we offer guidance and assistance in navigating the complexities of the permitting process.
We have great expertise in submitting these drawings for city permits, ensuring all necessary paperwork is accurately completed and promptly submitted.
Typically, this process takes us just a few weeks, helping you kickstart your project without unnecessary delays. With our architectural services, you’ll feel confident and well-supported through every phase of renovation.
With Rock Basements, your project’s success is maintained well beyond its completion. We confidently back our work, offering you the assurance of extended durability through our comprehensive warranty.
Once the structural work for underpinning is completed, we provide a warranty for all the work undertaken. This is our pledge of quality and testament to the confidence we have in our services.
We offer up to 15 years of warranty for basement lowering and walkouts. For waterproofing services, we extend this even further, providing a solid 25-year warranty.
With Rock Basements, you get more than a beautifully renovated basement. You receive peace of mind knowing that our workmanship is guaranteed for years to come. Call us today to learn more about our warranty provisions.
Frequently Asked Questions
For over 10 years our company has been working in Greater Toronto Area doing basement lowering projects and other concrete works.
Prior to establishing a company, our project managers worded in similar fields as subcontractors or regular workers.
Every year we get more experience and knowledge on more complicated projects that City of Toronto offers to us.
Rock Basements works with builders, contractors, home owners and even investors.
It does not matter to us who is the owner or main representative of the project. We want to perform and complete underpinning or waterproofing job within specified time.
Call us today for an estimate and get a competitive price for outstanding work.
Our team is capable of taking larger projects and starting them within 2-4 weeks.
Smaller jobs such as waterproofing or basement walkouts we can begin within a week if weather lets us.
Underpinning of basement and benching requires city permit, which clients typically do not yet have when contacting us.
This process alone may take up to 4-6 weeks, within which we can adjust our schedules and start as soon as permit is on hands.
Before starting or even considering basement underpinning project, home owners want to know at least approximate costs.
On our website you can find information and basic calculator that helps budgeting for all types of jobs.
If that is not enough, our team can guestimate your work by phone with basic information of your house and underpinning details.
To get exact cost and proposal our representative needs to visit a job and have permit or drawings for structural work. With proposal drafted we agree on specific scope of work that is compensated to Rock Basements.
This is a question we do get asked a lot by our clients – “are you a waterproofing or basement underpinning company?”. And we have to answer – Both.
We have brigades or teams that perform structural concrete work and are being sent out only towards basement lowering projects.
Also we have teams of 2-4 workers that only waterproof and damp proof basements in GTA.
For structural work such as basement lowering or addition of new walkout we definitely need permit to start the work.
We are able to assist in obtaining permit and even making architectural drawings necessary for being approved.
Often enough we are approached by clients that already have permits and we can take on the project with approved documentation.
Regardless of who gets it our company is ready to assist and continue the work until its fully completed.
Rock Basements has as low as 3 and as many as 12 operational crews, depending on season and business in Toronto.
Typically closer to to winter majority of waterproofing and basement walkout works are stopped or moved towards spring. We mostly perform interior work such as basement underpinning and other concrete projects.
During summer we expand and hire more people to be able to serve all clients in various types of work. In high seasons Rock basements can total 30 employees.
Originally Rock Basements started in Toronto and now expended to entire GTA for basement waterproofing and underpinning projects.
As we say it has to make sense for company to travel large distance for specific jobs.
Typically we can travel up to 80 km away from Toronto for all types of work, but ask our project manager. Some material suppliers may not be as flexible as we are.
Our team can help with all sorts of documentation for basement underpinning and waterproofing of foundation walls.
Architectural drawings and permit application may come with associated cost or as a deal with agreement for basement lowering.
Rebates and inspections are absolutely free and are assumed to be part of Rock Basements’ work.
There are many companies and contractors in Toronto that can do basement underpinning projects or waterproofing of foundation wall but here is why working with us is better:
- Inhouse documents – we can complete your architectural drawings and get permits fast
- Turnaround – Rock Basements can start your project within weeks or days and complete it extremely fast
- Experience – we have been many years on the market and have worked with many builders or clients. Our company is know to take on complicated jobs and deliver on time.