Bench Footing Services
in Toronto

True North Underpinning is a leading provider of bench footing services in Toronto. Our bench footing approach provides a functional method of expanding the space in your basement, offering a practical solution for adding more space to your home while reinforcing the stability of your foundation.

What is Bench Footing?

Bench footing, or benching, is a technique used in foundation engineering, particularly for basement lowering and renovation projects. It involves the construction of a new foundation layer inside the existing basement, creating a ‘bench-like’ structure along the inside of the walls while building a new basement floor below it.

Why Choose Benching for Your Basement?

This method makes basement lowering possible for properties where other methods, like standard underpinning, may not be an option. Our bench footing services provide numerous benefits, including:


Increased Usable Space

Expand your basement area to create more room for storage, living space, or even a separate unit for a new apartment.


Adaptability and Flexibility

The excavation is done inside the basement, making this method viable for properties in cities like Toronto where exterior access may be limited, which other methods depend on.


Enhanced Structural Integrity

Strengthen your home’s foundation, ensuring long-term stability and safety, adding value to your investment and providing an opportunity to modernize utilities like plumbing which lie below your floor.


Cost-Effective Solution

Bench footing can be a more affordable option compared to other foundation-lowering and underpinning services due to its reduced footprint and limited disturbance to your home.

How is Bench Footing Different from Underpinning?

While both bench footing and underpinning are both used for basement floor lowering, the techniques and reasons to use them differ.

Bench footing involves creating a ‘bench’ or ledge around the interior perimeter of your basement, which supports the new foundation depth.

On the other hand, underpinning extends the depth of your existing foundation by excavating and pouring concrete to build new foundation supports beneath the current ones. This method is typically used to lower basements by a great deal or when soil stability is a concern.

The True North Underpinning Difference

Choosing True North Underpinning connects you with a leader in bench footings, foundation repairs and basement renovations in Toronto. Our approach sets us apart:

Decades of Experience

Our team’s extensive experience in benching backs your project with a deep understanding of the best practices in the field. The training and knowledge of our team allow us to tackle any challenge.

Customer-Centric Approach

We prioritize your unique needs and preferences, offering personalized service and maintaining clear communication throughout your project. Our goal is to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Quality Craftsmanship

Our unwavering commitment to safety and quality means using the finest materials and industry-standard techniques. We focus on delivering work that stands the test of time.

Success Stories and Testimonials

Our satisfied clients across Toronto are a testament to our dedication and skill. Our dozens of positive reviews and testimonials tell the story of our work.

Bench Footing FAQ

To help you better understand our bench footing services, here are some of the most frequently asked questions we encounter.

While bench footing is adaptable, factors like the existing foundation type, soil conditions, and basement dimensions might dictate whether or not it is possible. Our initial assessment will determine if it’s the right choice for your home.

Bench footing is primarily an interior process and typically does not alter the exterior appearance of your home. It’s an ideal solution for maintaining external aesthetics while transforming the interior space.

The necessary permits depend on your local building codes. True North Underpinning takes care of obtaining all relevant permits to make sure that your project complies with local regulations.

Choose True North for your Bench Footing in Toronto

Choosing True North for your bench footing means entrusting your project to a team with decades of specialized experience in Toronto and a commitment to excellence. We deliver personalized basement renovation services, maintain clear communication, and use only the finest materials and techniques to provide lasting, reliable results.

If you’re considering benching for your home, don’t hesitate to contact True North to schedule a free assessment, where we can discuss how our expertise can benefit your project.