Leaky Basement Underpinning

Creating base pads for the Reinforcements
Creating base pads for the Reinforcements

Creating base pads for the Reinforcements

Forming & Getting ready to pour
Forming & Getting ready to pour

Forming & Getting ready to pour

Forming new footing
Forming new footing

Forming new footing

Basement lowering angle of repo
Basement lowering angle of repo

Basement lowering angle of repo

Forming basepads
Forming basepads

Forming basepads

Forming new footing 2
Forming new footing 2

Forming new footing 2

Poured concrete for second section of the underpinning stage
Poured concrete for second section of the underpinning stage

Poured concrete for second section of the underpinning stage

Reinforcements for I - Beams
Reinforcements for I - Beams

Reinforcements for I - Beams

Underpinning

Leaky Basement Underpinning

Underpinning is one way to lower your basement to create more height and overall a larger living space. This means that the basement will be excavated and re-done at a new lower level, footings are made at a lower depth than what it was originally was at and a new concrete floor will be poured once all proper steps are taken.

Many homeowners decide to choose this method because it can allow them the option to use their basement as a rental property which in return will provide them a source of income, and/or allow for a fully finished basement.

Leaky Basement Underpinning Footings

Stone Foundation Wall Being Underpinned

Benching System

Leaky Basement Benching

Concrete Poured Into Wooden Form For Benching System

The Benching System is another way to lower your basement, this process is a lot faster but does not maximize your living space. With this option a new lower basement floor will be created using the existing foundation of the home, this creates a bench around the basement which causes a loss of space.

Benching is a good option if you have the space to sacrifice. In some cases, where there is a shared wall involved, underpinning may not be an option.  In this case, the benching system is your best option.

Make sure you have engineer drawings and permits. Be sure that whoever you hire to do the job is familiar with the structure of the home.

Basement lowering and underpinning will give your home a complete makeover. It is a big job that will require a high level of expertise. Be sure you hire a company that had a good reputation in fixing foundations and basement underpinning.

It is also wise to make sure that the company you hire has underpinning and liability insurance.

 

LEAKY BASEMENT WARRANTY

All work completed by Leaky Basement carries a Lifetime Guarantee. Your Leaky Basement signed contract is your actual Warranty Certificate.

Leaky Basement warrants all materials and workmanship only pursuant to the job description details on your written contract, providing the home owner has made payment in full!