What is Basement Lowering (Underpinning)?

There are multiple techniques that can be used to lower a basement. Choosing the correct basement lowering technique is vital to maintaining the integrity of your home's foundation. At Nusite Contractors, we use a variety of guidelines to determine the safest method for your home. A few of the guidelines Nusite follows are:

  • Structural Safety

  • The Homeowners Preference

  • The Homeowners Budget

  • The Overall Goal


Basement Lowering (also called Underpinning) is a process that can significantly increase the value of your home. Underpinning adds functional living space to your basement. The underpinning procedure is intended to convert a 5ft, 6ft, or 7ft high basement into an area that clears 9ft.

Turn Your Basement Into a Fun and Functional Space

With the high cost and limited amount of real estate in Toronto, lowering your basement becomes an attractive and cost-effective way to increase the living space in your home. A key benefit to basement lowering is the minimal red tape compared to the expansion of a home.


Why does underpinning have less"Red tape"?

Underpinning has less red tape because it is considered an improvement to the existing structure and not an addition to a home.


Basement Lowering (Underpinning) Options


Bench Footings

Digging Crawl Space

Basement Lowering Gallery

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