- Toronto basement underpinning repairs
- Home foundation repairs
- Lowering basement floors
- Toronto basement waterproofing
- Basement floor cement work
- Masonry work and chimney repairs
- General contracting & renovations
Toronto Basement Lowering and Underpinning Specialists
At Maximum General Contracting Inc., our mission is to deliver to all of our clients a finished project that is "above and beyond" their expectations. We do not compromise on our standards of quality, both in materials and workmanship. Coupled with integrity and a fully backed guarantee, Maximum General Contracting Inc. is fully licensed and insured. "Your project is important to us".
Maximum General Contracting is your # 1 choice for basement underpinning and waterproofing services in the Greater Toronto Area. From foundation repairs, basement waterproofing, basement lowering, cement and concrete work, we have built a reputation for quality work, reliability and dedication to every project.
Basement underpinning refers to the reinforcement of an existing foundation. It may be required to bring an old foundation up to code, or if the basement has degraded over time. The choice of a homeowner to hire a basement underpinning company may also come about if they would like to have the ceiling raised in their basement. In this case, the basement underpinning may be referred to as “basement lowering” as the basement floor will be dug out and replaced at a lower level, increasing the overall ceiling height.
It is crucial that when you are having additions or renovations done to your house that you trust experienced professionals to get the job done right. We have years of experience in basement underpinning, foundation repairs in houses, bathroom and kitchen renovation, and general contracting. This experience is invaluable when it comes to whom to trust in the construction of your house. As the old saying goes, "measure twice, and cut once", it is important to always get the job done right the first time. So whether you are planning a kitchen renovation, a new building addition, raising a building, or any other general contracting project, always trust experience.
Our skilled, licensed and experienced trades people have been providing first rate services to clients in and around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for over 15 years.
With a team specializing in Underpinning, Maximum General Contracting Inc. has become well known for lowering basements, bench footing, waterproofing homes and businesses, all types of foundation repairs, concrete, cement and chimney work and chimney repairs.
Our work is done right the first time. City Inspections passed - 1st time, every time!
In Toronto, building inspections are taken very seriously. If the work on your new building addition or renovation is not up to code, it will have to be torn down and rebuilt. This can and will cost time and money, neither of which you want to have to spend. We constantly check and recheck our projects, from the masonry work on foundations, basement underpinnings, kitchen and bathroom renovations and all other work. The old motto with general contracting is to measure twice and cut once. We take this to heart when we undertake new construction projects. We make sure that our work is done to code, and our work has always passed city building inspections.
There are many Toronto construction companies, so how do you go about picking the right one for your construction project? The best place to start is by looking into a company's history, and seeing what their past clients have said about them. At Maximum General Construction, we proudly display past testimonials and a job site portfolio for everyone to see. In our past jobs portfolio you can see our work in basement underpinning, new kitchen and bathroom renovations, foundation repairs and more. We have a long running reputation of being one of Toronto's top construction companies, and would love the chance to show you our work first hand.
Building additions and renovation add-ons can be tricky tasks. The new building structure must tie into the existing building, and this has to be done without weakening the overall support structure. If the house addition is done improperly, you can face large reparation charges, which can be avoided by having your home construction done right the first time. When we are hired to build additions to client's homes, we take our time and do not cut corners. We make sure that the overall stability of the home is not affected during the building construction process, and we do our best to ensure that when the home renovation or addition is completed, the building structure is stronger than when we started.
Toronto Underpinning and Basement Lowering Specialists: Basement lowering and underpinning projects are typically completed in older homes with overall low basement heights. In recent years, basement lowering has increasingly gained popularity. Prospective clients are always pleasantly surprised to learn how much space can be created when lowering a basement and underpinning their home.
Underpinning is the effective way to stabilize your homeâ€™s foundation and allow for increased strength to the home. Within a typical underpinning and basement lowering project, new main drains are supplied and installed, internal waterproofing is provided and your basement now includes a new concrete floor to better allow for suitable basement finishes including radiant floor heating (if so desired). Leaving you with a dry, healthy and safe livable space; dramatically increasing the usability of your basement while increasing the value of your home.
Along with your new living space, you may opt for a new entrance or basement walkout which can be incorporated into your underpinning plans. Our administrative staff will arrange for all required permits for your project. Should you require plans to be drawn up, we work with dedicated engineers that will handle all your planning requirements.
Having a strong and properly finished foundation is crucial for the structural integrity of your home. The foundation is the base of your house, and therefore cannot be ignored. If you do notice any cracks or shifts in your foundation, do not hesitate in calling a foundation repair company. If an unstable foundation is not repaired, it can lead to further damage down the road, which can escalate the cost of repair. Foundation repairs will always represent money well spent. A deteriorating foundation leads to a plethora of other issues because of water migration. In extreme cases this can lead to safety issues - both structural and pertaining to mold and other environmental issues. Houses with foundation problems left unchecked will be difficult to sell down the road and will be reduced in valuation at the time of sale. Many home deal fall apart when home inspection turn up foundation problems.
Benefits of Lowering your Basement
- An increase in living space with no increase in property taxes
- Increased equity in your home
- Rental income (if desired)
- A healthy environment; free of mold, mildew and odour
- Long term energy savings
The cost to lower a basement can vary. There are numerous factors taken into consideration when quoting a basement lowering project.
- size of the basement
- depth of excavation
- type and condition of existing foundation
- type of soil
- number of support columns/ I beams
- relocation of water supply/ sewage lines
It is very important that all relevant information be analyzed by an experienced professional to determine what is occurring. Only then can an effective plan be put into action. Call today to arrange for your free estimate.
Lowering your basement floor is one of the most cost effective methods of increasing the living space within your home. By having the basement lowered, you can gain enough additional height clearance to turn a crawl space into a full basement. This can greatly increase the living space of your home, while still keeping the square footage the same to keep your taxes down. Adding a basement to your house by lowering your basement is also a terrific way to increase the value of your house. When you add the additional living space of a renovated basement, your investment often pays for itself in the increased market value of your home.
By having your basement lowered, you increase the airflow through your house and therefore also decrease the amount of mold and mildew that can accumulate in moist basements. Basements are infamous for the accumulation of mold and mildew that appear due to stagnant air and humidity. By lowering your basement you will increase the amount of airflow through the space, reducing the stagnancy of the air. Having your basement lowered can help you avoid health issues caused by mold, and also increase your property value.
Why MAXIMUM for your Toronto Basement Lowering/ Underpinning Renovation?
- Maximum ensures superior workmanship
- Maximum uses the best materials and most up to date methods
- Maximum's full range of expertise in basement lowering and underpinning
- Maximum is fully licenced and insured
John's Message (President of Maximum General Contracting Inc.)
"Our company's reputation has been well established through years of experience, hard work, honesty and integrity. We have always and will continue to make every effort in providing our clients with the most up-to-date and effective construction methods and materials. Knowing every basement lowering and underpinning situation is unique, our company has developed a customer service program that ensures consistent, quality service along with best practice solutions. I am confident that we can provide you with cost effective and permanent solutions to your basement lowering needs. We look forward to hearing from you."
Maximum General Contracting provides general contracting services including home renovations, home additions, masonry repairs, brick & block laying, concrete work including concrete restoration work, chimney repairs. In the last few years many home owners are seeking the comfort of radiant floor heating. We do complete installation of electric and closed loop radiant floor heating systems. Maximum General Contracting has been in business completing Toronto based renovations, foundation repairs and basement waterproofing for over 15 years. Our experience and expertise is supported by years of satisfied customer testimonials.
Looking to spring some life back into your house?
An addition or renovation to your home can give you a new perspective on your house, and greatly increase quality of living in your home, as well as the resale value. Home renovations or building additions to a new home are also an excellent way to customize it and make it truly "your" new home. Whether it is a kitchen renovation or a completely new room addition, it is important to have the job done correctly. At Maximum General Contracting, we have been doing housing construction for years. We can take care of all plumbing, roofing, electrical work and everything else that comes along with renovations. We know how to get the work done right, so it only has to be done once.
Do You Have Water Leaking into your Basement?
Basement water leaks can be unhealthy leading to mold, mildew and odor in your home. If you currently have water leaking into your basement or have a damp and musty basement call MAXIMUM for a free consultation. Our experienced Toronto waterproofing specialists will provide you and your loved ones with a healthy living environment.
We work carefully with engineers to resolve your foundation problems. We provide fixed priced quotes and take out the necessary permits prior to stating the project. The quality of our home foundation repairs, basement lowering and waterproofing services will meet and surpass all your expectations.
Are you tired of cold basement floors?
Radiant floor heating is the perfect way to heat a basement. It works by heating the floor to a comfortable temperature, which then, in turn, heats the air. It provides an efficient way to heat the area, while giving you a comfortable floor to walk on. Often, a basement floor can get damp and this can lead to mould and other issues. With an electric heated floor, the surface stays dry, preventing issues caused by a damp floor. Radiant heating in the floor adds incredible resale value to your property, and is the perfect way to heat a new or recently renovated basement.
Maximum General Contracting Inc. provides the following high quality services:
- Basement Lowering
- Concrete/ Brick Work
- Home Renovations
- Radiant Floor Heating
- Main Drains/ Sump Pumps
- Plans and Permits