Basement Underpinning Toronto & Basement Lowering - WILL FIX

BASEMENT UNDERPINNING SERVICES IN TORONTO

The most cost-effective upgrade to your house that can add living space and turn your basement into a comfortable area with dozens of extra benefits. Hire WillFix and get affordable and effective toronto underpinning.

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    What Is Basement Underpinning?

    Basement underpinning is a specialized construction process aimed at strengthening and stabilizing a building’s foundation. Often undertaken to increase basement depth and create additional living or storage space, this method involves extending the foundation deeper into the ground. 

    As urban spaces become more compact, homeowners in areas like Toronto are increasingly turning to underpinning to maximize their property’s potential. Beyond space creation, underpinning also addresses foundation settlement issues, ensuring homes remain safe, secure, and structurally sound for years to come.

    Basement Lowering Services in Toronto

    At WillFix, we understand that your home’s foundation is crucial to its safety, longevity, and overall structural integrity. Underpinning Toronto is one of the best ways to ensure that your foundation remains strong and resilient. Will Fix team professionally performs all types of basement underpinning and basement waterproofing from A to Z:

    • Our company is fully licensed, so that we will provide you with all necessary drawings and permits. We also have insurance plans for each project; 
    • Basement lowering, from excavation to interior waterproofing; 
    • Affordable basement benching and more.

    Our commitment to safety, quality, and customer satisfaction sets us apart. Our team of experts is trained in the latest underpinning techniques, ensuring your home gets the best care possible. When you partner with us, you can be confident in a job well done.

    Basement Underpinning Benefits

    No other home improvement gives you so many benefits for such an affordable price as basement underpinning. Lowering your floor can add surprisingly a lot of value to your home and change your whole perception of your basement.

    Increase your house property price

    Your basement can be more than just a crawl space. Turn it into your favorite place.

    No permits and certification issues

    We have certified engineers to do the drawings and save you from paperwork.

    Eliminate the problems proactively

    Check all plumbing and HVAC communications in the process to fix them easily.

    Affordable and hassle-free upgrade

    Underpinning requires less paperwork and money than any other home addition.

    Basement Lowering Benefits

    Lowering the floor in your basement can significantly increase the value of your home and transform your perception of this space. This modification often brings an unexpected and substantial enhancement to your property.

    Improved Natural Light and Ventilation

    Increased ventilation in the basement through strategically placed larger windows or vents helps in mitigating moisture issues, preventing the growth of mold and mildew, and ensuring a comfortable living space.

    Increased Living Space

    Basement lowering in Toronto provides homeowners with the opportunity to expand their living space vertically, effectively increasing the usable square footage of their homes.

    Enhanced Property Value

    A renovated basement with ample headroom and well-designed layouts adds to the overall appeal and desirability of your home, attracting potential buyers.

    Strengthened Structural Stability

    Basement lowering in Toronto involves reinforcing the foundation, ensuring that the structural integrity of your home remains intact.

    Next Level Upgrade

    Make your home a better place with no major trouble. Basement underpinning is a definitive upgrade, beneficial on multiple levels, and has no drawbacks. The most affordable and cost-effective major house addition for a wide spectrum of needs and priorities.

    Comfort

    When your crawl space is 6ft high — you can’t do much with it. During basement underpinning our team will lower the floor to make it 8ft, 9ft high, or even more. Transform it into anything:

    • WIne cellar or home cinema;
    • Home office or an extra bedroom;
    • Living room or a comfortable storage area.

    Underpinning gives you an opportunity to use a whole new space in your old home — without the long and troublesome process of building an extra floor or a home addition outside.

    Money

    High-quality basement underpinning by Willfix can pay for itself over time and make you more money in the long run. Your basement can be an actual high-return investment:

    • Increase your house price dramatically;
    • Rent it out and get passive income, if needed;
    • Save money on future repairs.

    No other house upgrade gives you that many possibilities and benefits with that few problems and obstacles along the way. Most of the other options are not even close.

    Safety

    The process of lowering your basement floor is a unique possibility to inspect all the communications that are hard to reach most of the time. Willfix experts can help you:

    • Fix all slits and cracks that could cause problems later;
    • Inspect the plumbing easily and avoid future trouble;
    • Improve the foundation’s condition and lift your home’s facade.

    As the result, your home will have no hidden timebombs of structural issues and will look better from the outside. Foundation safety and stability come free with your new extra basement floor.

    Why Willfix?

    In case you’re looking for the best quality for a fair price — the Willfix team is ready to commit and help you with any wet basement issues. We understand that you wouldn’t trust a complete stranger with your basement safety, your family’s health, and your comfort. Here are a few facts about us so we don’t feel like a stranger anymore:

    Certified & Licensed Professionals

    Fully insured and protected for every project

    Free, clear, and written estimates

    We raise the quality grade, not the price tag

    Customer-oriented approach

    We treat every basement like our own

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      Testimonials

      In the last 20 years, we performed over a thousand projects all across Toronto. We’re proud of our reputation and always appreciate the kind words from satisfied clients:

      Willfix did great with our outdoor waterproofing. dimitriy identified the leak issue and his crew came one week later. Job was done in 2 days and no more leaks!
      Eduard Negodenko
      21:38 17 Feb 24
      WillFix Inc did the underpinning for a legal basement conversion for my Clients who purchased an investment property. From the initial consultation to completion, the entire experience was top-notch, and we are very satisfied with the results. They are a reliable, professional, and fast workers that I would highly recommend. WillFix is the only one I call for all my underpinning and waterproofing jobs!read more
      Elle Iakovenko
      02:46 11 Jan 24
      We desperately needed basement waterproofing services when Will Fix stepped in to help. They were very responsive, and their team did an excellent job fixing the problem. Their pricing is very reasonable, and the job done is perfect!
      Alan Gowan
      11:57 23 Sep 23
      WillFix is top-notch! They provide exceptional service, and their pricing is more than fair. Alex's team was reliable and professional, providing excellent recommendations for keeping my basement dry. Thank you for a job well done!
      Randolph Fisher
      06:21 21 Sep 23
      Sump pump and waterproofing done pleasant owner easy to deal with.
      Joan Peters
      13:26 31 Jul 23
      Dmytro and his team are fast, professional and hard working. Injustbone day they where able to dig out 6 feet of soil across our back wall, back fill, put up a membrane and clean up. Great work.
      DontGetHoley
      02:33 21 Jul 23
      Initially, I hesitated to hire Will Fix for concrete works, but I'm so glad I did! It has exceeded my expectations in terms of efficiency and quality. The customer service was also exceptional - they helped me with any questions and ensured I was delighted. I give them a big thumbs-up!👍read more
      Kay Greene
      06:58 26 Jun 23
      Got exaclty what I needed, a concrete pad for a good price in a timely manner... Very professional and great value.
      Dan St-Fernando
      20:51 24 Jun 23
      I needed concrete work done in my home, so I stumbled upon Will Fix when searching the web. They are indeed one of the best concrete contractors in Toronto because they provide top-notch services. They were very professional and knowledgeable, and their work was of the highest quality. Thank you for the excellent service!read more
      Robert Mccoy
      07:46 21 Jun 23
      The leaky basement was driving me crazy. I tried to fix it myself, but water came back every time a new crack appeared! I started to think that I was cursed or something. I gave up and contacted Will Fix. Why the hell didn't I do this before?? They found an underground source of water that messed up my basement and built a unique structure to redirect it. They also performed basement waterproofing. The whole process took less than one month when I tried to fix it for several years... thank you!!read more
      Sophia Edwards
      03:07 11 Jun 23
      My basement was flooded, and I was desperate for help. Will Fix came to my rescue and fixed the problem quickly and efficiently. Their team did an excellent job, and I now have a dry and comfortable basement. Thank you so much!
      Douglas Anders
      10:34 07 Jun 23
      I needed a reliable basement waterproofing contractor to fix the water seeping into my basement. WillFix not only did an excellent job at fixing the leak, but they also provided superb customer service. I highly recommend them!
      Brenda Burgess
      12:57 28 May 23
      Great service and decent price for underpinning. Dmytro is a nice person and knowledgeable in his job.
      Sharok
      19:51 24 May 23
      I noticed mold in my basement and understood that it is due high humidity. I called WillFix and they sent a specialist to check where is the problem for free! He found a leakage and later they repaired it. Goodbye, wet basement!
      Ruth Powell
      04:34 20 Apr 23
      I fastly got an estimate and when I saw it I was amazed at how the price can be so low. I was suspicious but decided to try because I had no extra money and the issue with the leaky basement needed to be resolved asap. What can I say, I'm happy that I trusted them! Will Fix is a truly professional contractor. All preparatory work was made for FREE (from the first call and estimate to the first visit). They did an excellent job and cleaned up after themselves. Highly recommended!read more
      Candace Graves
      12:16 11 Feb 23
      I have only good words to say about Will Fix. We asked them to repair the leaky basement at my mom's house. It was hard for me to drive from me to mom and back, I'm glad that they did it all themselves and kept me posted on any updates. Amazing professionals!read more
      Kerry Robertson
      05:58 29 Jan 23
      Will Fix team completed basement waterproofing at my place last summer. They did a great job fixing a huge crack, but unfortunately, no one could tell why it appeared in the first place. Probably there was a mistake when the foundation was built. Glad that now my basement is bone dry and successfully lasted through winter and will last for years to come.read more
      Emily Moody
      03:46 21 Jan 23
      I started to see a lot of insects in my house despite it wasn't the season. After my 3rd call to extermination company I understood that something was wrong. I read a lot about high humidity in the house and decided to waterproof my basement. WillFix did that for me, the quality and materials are on top. Thanks! Finally no insects!!!read more
      Lisa Obrien
      12:09 12 Nov 22
      I didn't know what basement waterproofing I need, exterior, interior, I'm not an expert. Guys from Will Fix came to my house, carefully examined my place and advised how best to make the basement always dry. It's already the second year, everything is great!read more
      David Payne
      03:22 29 Oct 22
      I recently found out that there is a crack in the foundation of my house. I was stressed and scared. Luckily enough I quickly found Will Fix and called them. The workers who came to help me were incredibly efficient and knowledgeable in resolving my problem in a timely matter. Recommending this company to everyone in need.read more
      Willie Kirksey
      01:43 23 Oct 22
      Will Fix are the best contactors I worked with. They did such a great and hard work for a very reasonable price. After exterior waterproofing they did I'm sure that my basement will be dry for years to come!
      Everett Staley
      10:54 22 Oct 22
      Great service. I applied for a quote and got a phone call extremely fast. The price Will Fix offer for foundation crack repair is more than affordable.
      Sandra Cruz Ojeda
      12:18 17 Oct 22
      My wife and I can't thank WillFix enough. We store a lot of stuff in the basement and it suddenly got almost completely flooded dur to some kind of technical fault in pipes nearby. Workers came really fast and dealt with a leakage like pros! Bravo!!
      Julian Keller
      01:30 16 Oct 22
      Floods are normal in the GTA and unfortunately cracks started to appear in my family's nest basement. WillFix fully justified its name. Workers came in time, explained what they were doing and why. Now I'm sure that my basement will stand through toughest winters.Thank you!!read more
      Jason Merritt
      02:05 12 Oct 22
      We recently bought a house and we were really disappointed to see a wet basement after several days of heavy rain. Our friend recommended to call Will Fix so we did. The crew came fast to examine surroundings and chose the best option of basement waterproofing that will suit our needs and budget. The project we picked was ambitious but guys completed it in 2 weeks! Huge thanks!!read more
      Paul Simmons
      08:56 09 Oct 22
      I have used their services thrice and at three different locations I work on. My clients are appreciating me for quality work. I really recommend their waterproofing solutions.
      Jaime Green
      12:53 07 Oct 22
      When I bought a house I was told that the area is really floody, that's why the price was so nice. After the first winter I decided to waterproof my basement since it was too wet in there. Guys from WillFix were amazing. They did their job fast and professionally.read more
      Amelie French
      01:53 07 Oct 22
      Great result! Reasonable prices! Called for a quote, received it over the phone and got everything done within 2 weeks! Highly recommend if your basement leaks.
      Tony Ty
      01:14 05 Oct 22
      Got my basement waterproofed with Dmytro and his crew. They gave me the best quote and finished everything on time. Highly recommend!
      Ktrn Klmv
      23:43 04 Oct 22
      Dealt with my basement leakage like it was nothing. These guys are amazing. Highly recommend!
      Michael Carey
      07:48 28 Aug 22
      Even 5 starts aren't enough to describe how I'm pleased with their service! Everyone from a girl on the phone to the guys who came to repair basement leakage are real pros. Thank you!
      Jacob Figueroa
      03:20 25 Aug 22
      My health was almost on edge because of the enourmously high humidity in my house. I started to lose hope but found WillFix. They detected the problem, waterproofed the basement and did their job perfectly. Finally dry and warm home, thanks guys!!!
      John Terrell
      04:16 24 Aug 22
      I was looking for basement leakage repair and hired WillFix because of the quote and timing. They asnwered my call and schedule an appontment on the next day! They're true professionals! All the best to you guys! Thank you
      Justin Stewart
      09:27 14 Aug 22
      Hired WillFix to fix my basement leakage and they did that so quickly! The team was very professional and friendly! Highly recommend!
      Angela Beaty
      07:49 11 Aug 22
      Outstanding company, outstanding work. I would recommend Will Fix anytime. All the workers are professional and courteous from the office to the laborers. We were very impressed and satisfied with all the work we had done.
      Bertha Fisher
      06:01 26 Jun 22
      So glad we found affordable waterproofing! We recently purchased our home and discovered that we had water coming up through the basement floor after heavy rains. Affordable waterproofing gave us the best estimate and plan to waterproof a basement👍read more
      Martine Weber
      04:12 22 Jun 22
      Affordable waterproofing was 5 stars from star to finish! From the sales person, to scheduling, to the gentleman doing the work; everyone was friendly, professional, and on point. I was getting at least 6 inches of water or more every time it rained. Now my basement is completely dry and it feels very comfortable. Thanks a ton Will Fix!read more
      Laurel Jackson
      06:33 18 Jun 22
      Thank you to Dymtro and his team for a job well done! Goodbye wet basement FOREVER.
      Edward Duncan
      07:29 15 Jun 22
      These guys are life/house savers. Our rainy weather has been brutal. We tired of a daily routine of toweling-up/mopping-up basement water.The crew was outstanding, hard-working, considerate of our home, and knowledgeable. All work was done in a day.
      Mike Healey
      04:58 14 Jun 22
      Very knowledgeable and professional service. Highly recommend for any waterproofing or foundation needs.
      Wilma Vanwyk
      05:50 30 May 22
      Friendly, professional, knowledgeable and accommodating. They were able to squeeze me in last minute to look at my basement before it went on the market and took the time to walk me through the preventative measures I could take to prevent future issues. I am so grateful for their service!read more
      Peter Bingham
      05:58 24 May 22
      This AMAZING crew goes under and behind to go above and beyond. No basement job is too complicated for them. Incredibly knowledgeable and professional, kind and courteous. Fast, efficient, affordable. Thanks guys!
      Irene Valle
      05:49 23 May 22
      My wife and I have been living in our home for over 23 years and began noticing a foundation crack during a recent renovation project. A friend recommended Will Fix, and we were pleasantly surprised with the outstanding service we received from Dmytro and his team. The foundation crack repair service we got was 10/10. Thanks guys!read more
      Willie Riggs
      03:00 19 May 22
      Will Fix is the best basement waterproofing company in the GTA! Their experience, knowledge, work ethic and attention to detail cannot be beat.If you are a builder, home owner, or renovator and want a basement waterproofing service, call these guys! You will not be disappointed.read more
      Preston Holmes
      04:04 18 May 22
      Excellent communication, top quality work. Took the time to ask questions about the property, access, area around the cracks, and what would be required to expose enough of the foundation to seal it. They answered any question I had and were very responsive. Very impressed with the quality and most of all the communication. I would recommend them 100%👍read more
      Mitchell Collins
      06:25 16 May 22
      Will Fix basement waterproofing has excellent customer service. The inspector was very knowledgeable, and he listened to all my concerns. They had me schedule and my work done in a timely manner, the installation went very good and the guys who did my install was nice and did a great job. I would recommend them to anyone.read more
      Dean Mitchell
      02:00 11 May 22
      I have been recommending them to my contacts and friends ever since we used them. Dmytro stands behind his work and is a pleasure to deal with.
      Amelia Miranda
      06:04 23 Mar 22
      Work site was tidied every evening and final job site looked like it had never been disturbed. Would hire again!
      Amy Anderson
      03:24 20 Mar 22
      I've dealt with many contractors over the years and this is the best experience I've ever had! I shopped around and did my research and I found their price to be the most reasonable, not to mention, they used top quality material. The team at Will Fix is very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything. 5 stars!read more
      William Robertson
      04:04 16 Mar 22
      Will Fix takes pride in ensuring the wet basement repair is done properly and that the clean up is immaculate. THE BEST in the GTA!
      Faye Hunter
      07:41 12 Mar 22
      Not only did Will Fix restore our basement to a dry and comfortable living space, they also restored our confidence and peace of mind. Thank you Dmytro. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
      Joey Kurtz
      07:06 11 Mar 22
      I recently had a waterproofing basement completed for my new home. Best decision ever, and Dmytro made it a great experience. He is very knowledgeable, courteous and professional. Kept to the estimated price, and did the work in a very timely manner. My family and I are now enjoying a dry basement that we know will last forever.read more
      Arlene Watson
      02:51 08 Mar 22

      How it Works

      All basements are unique in terms of construction, condition, and location. Half the basic steps in underpinning might be unnecessary for your basement floor lowering. Our experts can implement multiple time-tested methods and technologies to find the most efficient solution.

      Basement Floor Lowering Methods:

      Traditional Mass Pour

      It is the most common method and the one we use most of the time. A cost-effective and straightforward process of pouring the concrete section by section.

      Mini Piled

      The one we use when the poor soil condition requires extra support (the vertical piles) for the foundation to make it firm and steady.

      Beam and Base

      An advanced technology that implies a strengthened concrete beam and full-scale footing replacement. Rarely used in residential areas, but is still available.

      Basement Underpinning Vs Benching

      Both are standard methods of expanding your basement space. As we already mentioned, underpinning involves strengthening the existing foundation by extending it deeper into the ground, providing you with increased headroom and usable space. This method is ideal for homeowners looking to maximize their basement’s potential and create a seamless, integrated living area. 

      On the other hand, basement benching involves excavating the basement floor to create a step-like structure, effectively lowering a portion of the floor while leaving the rest intact. This method is a cost-effective alternative when complete underpinning is not necessary or feasible. It allows for some additional space and can be an excellent option for those on a tighter budget. 

      The choice between underpinning and benching depends on factors such as:

      Condition of the existing foundation;

      Desired level of expansion;

      Budget considerations.

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        WHY WILLFIX

        In case you’re looking for the best quality for a fair price — the Willfix team is ready to commit and help you with any wet basement issues. We understand that you wouldn’t trust a complete stranger with your basement safety, your family’s health, and your comfort. Here are a few facts about us so we don’t feel like a stranger anymore: (Numbers and this paragraph stay the same; icons are new.)

        20

        YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

        1000+

        SATISFIED CLIENTS

        15

        EXPERTS IN THE TEAM

        25

        YEARS WARRANTY

        Comprehensive Knowledge of Building Codes

        Willfix’s licensing means we are well-versed in local building codes and regulations. This ensures that all toronto underpinning projects not only meet but often exceed the requisite standards, saving homeowners potential legal and structural headaches in the future.

        Enhanced Safety Protocols

        With a licensed contractor like Willfix, you’re not just paying for a service; you’re investing in peace of mind. Every step of the basement underpinning process adheres to strict safety guidelines, ensuring the well-being of both your property and its occupants.

        Access to Advanced Tools & Techniques

        We have access to the latest industry tools and technology. Willfix team utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and methods, ensuring that your underpinning project is both modern and durable.

        Effective Cost Management

        With a deep understanding of the underpinning process, Willfix can provide accurate estimates and avoid unforeseen costs. This means homeowners can budget effectively, confident in the transparency and fairness of the project’s written estimate.

        Seamless Permit Acquisition

        Navigating the bureaucratic maze of obtaining the necessary permits can be daunting. As a licensed contractor, we have the experience and connections to expedite this process, ensuring all work is compliant and authorized without undue delays.

        Effective Cost Management

        With a deep understanding of the underpinning process, Willfix can provide accurate estimates and avoid unforeseen costs. This means homeowners can budget effectively, confident in the transparency and fairness of the project’s written estimate.

        How We Do It

        Basement underpinning is a complicated process that requires multiple skilled professionals: certified engineers, experts in foundation structures, concrete work, and multiple sets of specialized equipment. 

        Willfix team is doing it for over 20 years now and we have everything we may need for the top quality floor lowering project — from skills and expertise to certifications.

        8 Steps of Basement Underpinning:

        Estimation & Drawings

        Our team’s certified engineer will examine the basement, the plans, and will do the drawings. It’s crucial to get a permit for any underpinning project.

        Floor removal & Excavation

        We’ll get rid of the old concrete in your basement floor and dig out the soil that was underneath to make space and increase the overall height.

        Reinforcement

        Following the engineer’s drawings, we’ll add and replace the sections between your foundation and footing with new concrete to make it firm.

        Adjustment

        We’ll lower the plumbing and make sure it works right. It’s the best stage to address all the issues in your communications or foundation structure.

        Backfilling & Waterproofing

        We’ll add a drainage system to protect the new basement structure from the water and secure the area with a thick gravel layer.

        New floor installation

        We’ll pour your new concrete floor, strengthen it, make sure it’s even, and smooth it out. In the end, it will look better than the old one.

        Clean up & Finish

        Our team leaves no mess — we’ll make sure the area is nice and clean before we leave you with your successfully lowered new basement floor.

        Guaranteed result

        You have a professionally lowered floor and a whole new area in your house. You’ll have no issues with it in the next 25 years — or we’ll fix them for free.

        FAQ

        What is basement underpinning?

        Basement underpinning is a method of lowering the basement floor that increases the structural strength of a foundation.

        In short, your basement floor is excavated, and your walls are reinforced with a new layer of concrete. It’s an extremely oversimplified explanation, but that’s essentially how basement underpinning works, technology-wise.

        There are several different types of materials used, including reinforced concrete, steel and sometimes — timber constructions. Depending on each individual case, some installations may also include waterproofing measures to prevent water from entering the foundation walls.

        Concrete: Concrete is one of the most commonly used materials for basement underpinning. It’s durable enough and easily adjustable at the same time.

        Steel: Another alternative approach is steel underpinning. Steel beams are welded to the existing foundation walls and are then filled with concrete giving the steel greater strength. You won’t see this method often in residential areas in Canada, but it’s still one of the most cost-effective options when pure concrete is not enough.

        Timber: Basement underpinning can also be done using timber units. It’s less commonly used because it tends to cost more than other methods and is significantly less reliable.

        Should I underpin my basement?

        Underpinning is an upgrade, not a necessity, so there’s no strong “should” in this question. However, you may WANT to do basement underpinning, given that it’s the most cost-efficient upgrade you can get, with multiple other benefits.

        Here are some extra conditions that can help you make a decision, whether you should underpin your basement, or not. You may need it, if:

        • Your basement, especially the concrete slab on the floor, has begun to deteriorate or is in a state of disrepair;
        • Your crawl space does not cover its needs or you want it to be more comfortable;
        • You may use another fully-functional floor in your house, to improve the living conditions or to get an extra income source by renting it out;
        • Your basement has leaks that can cause the foundation walls and concrete slabs to corrode. Underpinning helps you access the areas and address the issues directly.

        What is the average timeline for a basement renovation project?

        Basement renovation project time can vary depending on the scope and complexity of the project. On average, a basement renovation can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks. However, this timeline can be affected by factors such as the size of the basement, the extent of the renovations, any structural modifications required, and unforeseen issues that may arise during the construction process.

        How much does a basement renovation cost?

        The cost of a basement renovation can vary widely depending on several factors, including the size of the basement, the level of finishes and customization desired, the complexity of the project, and the location. On average, a basement renovation can range from $30,000 to $75,000 or more. It’s essential to consult with Will Fix, a professional contractor who can assess your specific needs and provide a detailed cost estimate based on your requirements.

        Do I need a permit for a basement renovation?

        In most cases, a permit is required for a basement renovation. The specific permit requirements can vary based on local building codes and regulations. Generally, if your renovation involves structural changes, electrical or plumbing work, or changes to the egress points, such as windows or doors, a permit will likely be required. It’s essential to check with your local building department or consult with a professional contractor to determine the specific permit requirements for your basement renovation project.

        Can you lower your basement floor by yourself?

        No, you can’t underpin your basement yourself. Even though technically you can, according to current Ontario laws, it would be illegal.

        Basement underpinning implies major structural changes in your home’s foundation, so it has to be safe and well-planned. Unless you have a certification — you need to hire a professional company for your basement underpinning project, that will have a certified engineer on the team and will be able to do all the paperwork properly.

        How long does basement underpinning take?

        The time we’ll need for your underpinning project heavily depends on your basement structure, its condition, and the materials.

        Typically, a basement underpinning process takes 2-4 weeks from start to finish.

        You may think that it’s too long, but keep in mind that it’s a lot of work — not a quick crack repair. The drawings, excavation, foundation works, concrete works, sealing, all of it takes time. It’s a complex process with multiple steps, and each of them involves a dozen more steps.

        We have more than 20 years of experience in working with foundations, each member of the Willfix team has no less than 10 years of experience, so we know how to make it effectively in the shortest possible time, without sacrificing the quality.

        In case you’ll find a quality that will promise you a full-scale basement underpinning in 3 days — they probably have no idea what they’re doing and just want to disappear with your money.

        Can I lower a basement floor without underpinning?

        Yes, you sure can lower your basement floor without underpinning. It’s just the most cost-efficient of many commonly used technologies — not the only one.

        Benching is the second most popular way to lower you basement floor, and Willfix experts can do it as well. We recommend basement underpinning over benching to our clients because it has more benefits in the long run. You don’t lose any living space and the square footage of your basement remains the same.

        High-Quality Basement Waterproofing at Any Stage

        Basement underpinning includes a drainage system installation, but protecting your basement from the water’s degrading effects is a whole different project. Lowering the floor by itself does not protect you from the old mold, wall cracks, or dangerously high humidity.

        Our experts are ready to help you with any wet basement issues. Willfix team provides basement waterproofing services in the Toronto area for 20 years now.

        • Exterior Basement Waterproofing
        • Interior Basement Waterproofing
        • Concrete forming
        • Foundation Crack Repair
        • Concrete Crack Repair
        • Basement Crack Repair
        • Epoxy Crack Injection

        Exterior (and commonly called “external”) basement waterproofing is the way to protect your basement from the outside, so the water does not make it to the inner side of your basement walls at all. It’s a time-tested and reliable solution that the majority of our clients prefer.

        Exterior basement waterproofing might be a better option when:

        • You have no structures on the outside perimeter of your basement walls and the area can get easily excavated;
        • You want to stop the water from even touching your basement walls by applying all the waterproofing materials around them, not on the inside;
        • You want to increase your home’s price significantly and rest assured that no leaks will ever occur.

        The Willfix team has over 20 years of experience in exterior basement waterproofing and we’re ready to commit.

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        Interior (or sometimes called internal) basement waterproofing means that no works take place on the outside of your basement. Instead, the water is channeled away from the basement through a complex draining system.

        Interior basement waterproofing might be a better option if:

        • You have air conditioning, a beloved flowerbed, expensive stone tiles, or other objects next to your house walls that make exterior excavation difficult and expensive;
        • You want to have better control of the system, with access to all the elements of it from the inside of your basement;
        • You want a more technological and modern system with no loss in quality of your waterproofing.

        Willfix experts are experienced in interior basement waterproofing and we’re ready to commit.

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        Concrete forming allows you to build brand new structures for any of your project needs. Our experts can accomplish residential and commercial projects regardless of the complexity of the task:

        • Columns, swimming pulls and patio slabs to change the appearance or functionality of your property;
        • Foundations, basement walls and retaining walls to make sure your house is stable and fixed inn place, with no future water damage issues;
        • Mud slabs, staircases, or full-scale footings that will last and retain their quality for as much as you need them. 

        The Willfix team has more than 20 years of experience and we guarantee that only the best materials and machinery will be used in your concrete forming project.

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        You can’t waterproof a foundation that has long exceeded its purpose. Increased humidity, cracks and leaks are major red flags. Even a tiny foundation crack is a threat not just to your comfort, but to your home’s safety as well.

        You need foundation crack repair in case:

        • You see multiple cracks, unevenness, or slits in wall joints in your basement;
        • You know that your house didn’t get a proper renovation in the last 10-15 years;
        • You notice moldy small and increased humidity, but can’t identify the source of them.

        We have been helping Toronto residents to fix their basements for over 20 years now and have all the necessary certifications for it.

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        Concrete in your basement walls was never made to last for ages and withstand the immense water pressure from the soil. The walls bend and bow, deform and lose the structural soundness. The best way to fix the issue is to repair the damaged area.

        The Willfix team has over 20 years of experience in concrete crack repairs. We know how to do it right:

        • Only top-quality hydraulic cement will be used in the process;
        • Seal the cracks efficiently — with no chances of them appearing again;
        • Restore the original look of your walls so they don’t look repaired at all.

        A concrete crack repair is never the final solution because it doesn’t protect your walls from the groundwater’s degrading effects, but it’s enough to restore your foundation’s original structure.

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        Basement cracks are relatively harmless when small, but the frequent rainfalls, snowy winters, and sometimes — extreme temperature changes can make a small crack expand dramatically overnight.

        For every basement crack repair, whether the crack is around the window frame, on the floor, or on the wall — we have a professional solution:

        • Epoxy injections for small and hairline cracks;
        • Hydraulic cement and sealing for wider cracks;
        • Full-scale basement structure restoration for the worst cases.

        The only unchanging aspect is the result: you get your problem fixed with no chances for it to appear ever again.

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        Epoxy crack injection is the fastest and the least expensive way to fix a crack in your basement. It’s one of the most popular wet basement repair methods, but it won’t work with cracks that already leak — only with the ones that are potentially dangerous.
        Epoxy crack injection is the perfect option for basement repair when:

        • The cracks are tiny and just potentially dangerous;
        • The cracks are relatively wide (under ¼ of an inch) but there are few of them;
        • The cracks appeared because of poor construction techniques.

        Willfix professionals use only high-quality epoxy with commercial-grade ports that leave no chances to the tiniest hollow spots in your basement walls.

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        Exterior Basement Waterproofing

        Your home deserves nothing but the best protection against the wrath of Mother Nature. With Will Fix’s exterior basement waterproofing, you’ll receive an impenetrable barrier that shields your basement from water damage. The benefits? A drier, safer home, reduced chances of mold growth, and an increase in property value. This proactive measure ensures your home remains sturdy, irrespective of the torrential downpours or melting snow. Our eco-friendly solutions not only safeguard your property but also enhance its aesthetic appeal. Why wait for a rainy day? Waterproof now for lasting peace of mind.

        No water damage — the water just can’t reach the walls;

        Dry and comfortable basement — uninhabitable for mold or insects;

        Increased foundation safety — with every crack sealed in the process.

        Interior Basement Waterproofing

        Transform your basement into a dry, inviting space with Will Fix’s interior basement waterproofing services. This solution efficiently redirects water away from your home’s foundation. By choosing our services, you’re ensuring a healthy living environment, minimizing the risks of mold, and enhancing your home’s integrity. Plus, a dry basement means extended living space and increased home value. Secure your investment today and enjoy the rewards for years to come.

        No excavation needed — all the works are on the inside of your house;

        Cost-efficient and reliable solution — with the system that you can control;

        Get the results faster with no quality loss — and the same 25 years warranty.

        Foundation Repair

        The foundation is the backbone of your home. When it’s compromised, so is your safety. Our foundation repair service reinforces the very ground your house stands on. This ensures longevity, stability, and peace of mind. Say goodbye to uneven floors, wall cracks, and a depreciating home value.

        Sealing the walls and joints — so no cracks lead to leaks and water seepage;

        Increased foundation soundness — the guaranteed result of the repair;

        Only top-quality materials are used — to be proactive and prevent any future problems.

        Basement crack repair

        Even the tiniest crack can invite unwanted moisture and pests into your home. At Will Fix, our basement crack repair service offers an efficient and durable solution. We close the doors to potential water damage, mold growth, and energy losses. Investing in crack repair not only safeguards your living space but also boosts your property’s resale value.

        Foundation crack repair — to ensure that water will never leak through to the inside;

        Concrete crack repair — we’ll fix the problem with commercial-grade hydraulic cement;

        Epoxy crack injection — so the leak is 100% sealed, with no damp basement issues.

        Interlocking Services

        Transform your outdoor spaces with Will Fix’s premium interlocking services. We provide designs that fuse style, durability, and functionality. Whether it’s driveways, walkways, or patios, our interlocking solutions stand the test of time, weather, and daily use. A revamped outdoor area not only elevates your home’s curb appeal but also its value.

        Increase your property price by adding a fully functional, safe, and dry extra level;

        Make your basement a comfortable place not just to store things, but to live as well;

        Improvement of both the foundation structure and the exterior look of your house.

        SERVICE AREAS

        WIllfix Basement Waterproofing Locations

        Willfix professionals are well-acquainted with the intricacies of the Greater Toronto Area and possess the required expertise to handle any basement underpinning and basement waterproofing task in any city. We understand that the challenges of cold winters, regular rain, and soil stability concerns can threaten the integrity of basements and foundation walls across all neighborhoods.

        We approach every basement project with the same care as if it were our own, no matter where it's located. Our excellence is recognized in various communities. Currently, we serve:

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