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Basement Floor Lowering in Edmonton

Oftentimes older basements do not have the height required to make a functional or more importantly, legal basement development possible. At Abarent in Edmonton, we have a proprietary Engineered System that allows us to lower the basement floor to enable proper headroom heights for your development plans. Can you imagine taking an old basement space that you only used for storage (maybe 6 feet or so height) to a new 7-8 foot ceiling that is waterproof with a brand new level floor? It’s possible and an area in which Abarent has over 34 years of experience in.

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What is Basement Floor Lowering?

Basement floor lowering is a process of excavating the existing basement floor to create additional headroom and usable space. It involves removing the old concrete slab, digging out the soil underneath, installing a new engineered foundation retention system and pouring a new concrete floor. This can increase ceiling height and allow for more functional living space. However, it is a complex process that requires careful planning and expertise.

 

Benefits of Basement Floor Lowering

  • Foundation underpinning is a method used to strengthen and stabilize a foundation that has become weak or unstable. There are several types of foundation underpinning methods, including:
  • Increased living space: By lowering the basement floor, you can increase the headroom and create more usable living space in your basement. This can be ideal for adding an extra bedroom, home theater, or any other functional space.
  • Improved home value: A finished basement can add significant value to your home. Lowering the basement floor can make your basement more attractive to potential buyers, thereby increasing your home’s overall value.

Cost of Basement Floor Lowering Services

The cost of a basement floor lowering service in Edmonton can vary widely depending on factors such as the size of the basement, the depth of the excavation, the condition of the existing foundation, and the complexity of the project. However, as a rough estimate, the cost can range from $30 to $100 per square foot, with an average cost of around $50 to $70 per square foot. This means that a typical 1,000 square foot basement floor lowering project could cost anywhere from $30,000 to $100,000. Get a detailed quote from Abarent to get an accurate cost estimate for your specific project.

Questions About Foundation Wall Replacements?

  • What are the benefits of basement floor lowering? By lowering the basement floor, you can increase the headroom and create more usable living space in your basement. This can be ideal for adding an extra bedroom, home theater, or any other functional space.
  • How long does the process take? A finished basement can add significant value to your home. Lowering the basement floor can make your basement more attractive to potential buyers, thereby increasing your home’s overall value.
  • What are the challenges of basement floor lowering? The process can be complex, requiring specialized equipment and experienced contractors. It may also involve addressing water management and foundation issues.
  • Will I need permits for basement floor lowering? Yes, in most cases, you will require permits for basement floor lowering, depending on the local building codes and regulations. It’s important to check with your local authorities and obtain the necessary permits before starting the project. Engineering is absolutely required for any floor lowering project.
  • Can any basement be lowered? Not all basements are suitable for floor lowering. The feasibility of the project depends on various factors such as the existing foundation, soil conditions, and location of utilities.

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Get a Basement Floor Lowering Quote in Edmonton

If you need experienced professionals to help with your basement floor lowering, contact Abarent Construction’s Edmonton or Vancouver office.

We can discuss the details of your project, our range of work and provide you with an estimate based on your specific needs and budget.

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