You might be wondering about the basement underpinning process, but worried that the whole thing is too costly or too time intensive for your needs. If that is the case, do not fear!
There are alternatives to basement underpinning that can help you achieve your needs and goals without straining your budget or your home life. Let’s take a look at one of the main options for basement lowering without underpinning.
If you are looking for a cost effective option that will enable you to lower your basement without completing the underpinning process, then one of the main alternatives to keep in mind is benching. Benching is also used to help extend basements lower into the earth, beyond where the original foundation stops. The main difference between benching and underpinning is that benching does not excavate underneath the existing foundation. Instead, it seeks to create a new foundation within the confines of the old one. That means that the new foundation is poured inside the current foundation and extended below it.
Benching can be a great option to underpinning, and is a good way to lower your basement without underpinning. Just keep in mind that you will not be experiencing the square footage gain you might with underpinning. Instead, you are likely to lose some square footage in the basement.
Are you curious about the basement lowering process? Contact Basement Underpinning Toronto today! Our experienced team is ready and willing to speak with you and discuss the pros and cons of underpinning, benching, or otherwise lowering your basement. We are also happy to further explain our process and help you best understand the hows and whys of basement underpinning, benching, and lowering.
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