I live in Toronto's east end and considering am addition to our home. Our main floor is raised at least 1.5m from the ground and the grade is pretty flat. One issue I see is that we have two large silver maples in the backyard and one of them is located 22 ft (depth) and 3 ft to the right of the existing structure.
Will this prevent me from adding an extension? If damaging tree roots is an issue is there a way to build a foundation that does not impact the trees? Also, what kind of cost would I be looking at? I have a 25 ft wide lot, and 8 feet is taken up by a drive way that goes all the way to the backyard.
First off you must get some plans drawn up.
A Arct. Technologist, Draught person or Engineering firm can do this for you if you know pretty much what you want and you'll require these plans to apply for the building permit anyway. If your including your basement in the addition and only one main floor your probably looking at around $ 80K +/- with basic finishes.
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