As a top-rated Toronto basement finishing company, you can always count on Moose Basements for basement underpinning. We provide a quality, client-oriented service with affordable prices to fit into your budget. So if you’re looking to convert your 8ft basement ceiling to a 9ft, you’ve come to the right place.

Here at Moose Basements, our team has a great deal of experience with basement underpinning. 100% customer satisfaction is our top priority, so we make sure you are always satisfied with our service.

What’s Basement Underpinning?

Basement underpinning or basement lowering is essentially a method used to increase basement height. If you feel that your 7ft basement is not deep enough, a basement lowering procedure is the way to go. We can transform your 7ft basement in a basement upwards of 9ft. The method provides many benefits to your home, including increased property value and expanded living space.

The Benefits of Our Basement Lowering

  • Increased living space without the hassle of building additions to your home
  • Preserves the footprint of your home and doesn’t interfere with your home’s exterior features
  • Easier permit approval than building an addition to your home
  • Added living space at an affordable cost
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Types of Basement Underpinning We Offer

Crawl Space Conversion

One of the most common methods of underpinning is converting a crawl space into a basement. To achieve this, we first dig a hole underneath the crawl space. Then, we construct walls to create a livable basement space.

Bench Footing

Another option when underpinning your basement is bench footing. The process involves installing new foundation walls by digging down from the internal wall just above the existing foundations, to create a bench between the wall and floor.

When you hire us to underpin your basement, you can be sure we’ll give you our expert recommendation. We’ve been in the industry long enough to know what works. The underpinning method we go with depends on the type of basement, house, and budget you have.


How much does basement underpinning cost?
The cost to underpin a basement varies from project to another. You may expect the average underpinning price to be around $50,000.
I have a 5ft basement that I can only use for storage. Can basement lowering convert it into a livable space?
Yes, absolutely. The main purpose of this construction is to convert an unlivable space into a livable one. We can transform that 5ft basement into anything upwards of 9ft.
Is basement underpinning cheaper than constructing an addition to my home?
Mostly, lowering a basement is a cheaper way to add more livable space to your home.

For the best underpinning contractors, you can trust the experts here at Moose Basements. Give us a call today to get a free quote. We can’t wait to transform your basement into a beautiful, livable space!