RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL UNDERPINNING SPECIALISTS
Underpinning is a big job with big rewards — but you want to know what you’re getting into before you start.
We’ve handled every kind of underpinning job, and dealt with every kind of challenge you’re likely to see…and the end results speak for themselves. So chances are, we have the answers you need to make an informed decision about your home.
8’ ceilings, large windows, and super-efficient in-floor heating… all on a rock solid foundationSee how it’s done right!
(that should be true about any underpinning team you hire)
There are no end of contractors who will take a crack at underpinning your basement. But it’s a serious job that requires real experience and expertise. We do this every day, and we know exactly what we’re doing. It’s smart to ask tough questions — we have the answers.
Our professionalism shows in the results of our numerous successful projects. Talk to our previous customers — they’re our best advertising! Want to see some of our finished projects? Just ask!
We don’t lowball and then hit you with surprise costs. We give you a fair appraisal of the real cost of a quality job — up front.
We take pride in knowing we’ve done a great job — even on the things behind the scenes that you never see. You want a professional job that puts your house on a rock solid foundation, and so do we. We’ll never try to cut costs at the expense of your home’s structural integrity. We’re helping you build a home for life.
We not only ensure every job is engineer inspected and approved, we also arrange all the city permits to save you the hassle.
Believe it or not, many contractors’ insurance doesn’t actually cover foundation excavations. Foundation and underpinning is what we do for a living — we’re fully insured specifically for foundation work so that your project and your home are protected.
We take pride in a clean, safe work site with a minimum of dust, noise, and disruption for you and your neighbours. We treat your home like we would treat our own.
We’ve seen all kinds of contractors, and Tony and Kevin are flat out the best we’ve ever dealt with. Our basement dig was a big challenging job — they even had to deal with a boulder the size of a pickup under the house. They took the time to deal with it properly, and now our basement apartment looks fantastic. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
Tom and Susan, Roncesvalles
The guys at TB are simply the best. Our house purchase required underpinning, new drains, and water-proofing as part of a major renovation. They took care of it all on schedule and budget. When the city inspector came to see the job for the first time, he was clearly pleased to see the TB guys on the job.
Our 100+ year old rubble foundation was disintegrating badly, so we met several companies at the National Home Show and had them look at our project. Tall Basements were by far the most knowledgeable and their quote was reasonable and so we engaged their services. To save money, I tried to demolish the old finished basement myself…you could imagine my shock when a large portion of the wall caved in. I called Kevin and he immediately arranged for the structural engineer to come over with our architect. Working closely with the Engineer, he devised a plan to let us to continue living in the house during the much expanded project, and also arranged to remediate our attached neighbours’s foundation at the same time.
This was a very difficult project, requiring a very high level of expertise. The before and after is astounding and we and our neighbours are relieved and thrilled with the final result. The window wells and the new walkout are stunning and we have a finished ceiling height of allmost to 9ft! We would recommend Tall Basements in a heartbeat.
Tall Basements has been working exclusively in residential and commercial underpinning for more than a decade. They are recognized as experts in the field and are regularly called in to consult on and perform the most technically challenging projects.
They have been pioneers in modern professional techniques, and have been interviewed by CBC News regarding proper methods for safely executing underpinning projects. Tony and Kevin are creators of proprietary equipment that allows safe and secure deepening of basements with significantly greater usable living space.
Antonio has been boots-on-the-ground for numerous underpinning jobs and has extensive working experience on all aspects of the underpinning process. Along with Kevin, he has developed proprietary forms that enable secure foundations to be built with no benching, allowing for greatly extended usable area in underpinned basements. He is also an experienced plumber with specific expertise in proper drain installation for deep basements.
Kevin has 25 years of experience in building, working on numerous high end projects across the GTA . He has been planning and executing underpinning projects exclusively for the past decade. In that time he has worked closely with many designers, architects, and engineers. He has a broad scope of experience in construction methods as well as associated fields, such as electrical and lighting.
Want to learn more or see our past projects? Have lots questions?
We love to talk underpinning! We have answers and are happy to spend time with you — even if you don’t end up being our client.
PHONE: 416 898 7702