Basement Renovations

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Posted by: from Toronto
6/30/2011 at 10:24:33 AM

Hello, our house is approximately 60 years old. The basement is just under 500 sq ft with a ceiling height of 75 in. We are thinking of renovation the basement and are curious to know what lowering the basement floor by approx two feet would entail.


Drew & Pam

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Date/Time7/4/2011 at 6:22:10 PM

Lowering your floor by two feet with likely require underpinning as the new floor will be lower than your existing flootings. For projects such as this a permit will be required as well as the services of an engineer to specify the new footings as well as prepare and stamp the drawings.


Kingsway Construction Inc

Glenn Rosborough

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Bill in Pierrefonds
Date/Time7/10/2011 at 9:38:05 AM

Have you considered raising the house? My brother did this, and in many ways it can be simpler than excavating and removing the dirt, and then having to bring gravel, concrete, etc. back down into the basement. If the basement is already only a dirt floor, it still might prove a better alternative. You should also consider the water table level, and if it is dry in your basement now, it's possible that later it may not be, unless you add an additional interior drainage system (and likely requiring a pump to pump the water up and out).

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Sandy from Eco Insulation in Hamilton
Date/Time7/29/2011 at 9:15:05 PM


I am Sandy from ecoinsulation and would like to send someone out to give

you a quote. You may qualify for the government grant, we also have TD financing with 12 months no payments.

Please feel free to call 705-434-9506 or 705-440-7584

I look forward to speaking with you further personally.

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