Category Archives: Underpin a Foundation

Lifting a House for Foundation Removal and Replacement

Lifting a house to replace the foundation – see the full story HERE

Some benefits of replacing a foundation:

  • Proper waterproofing
  • Adequate insulation
  • New drain tile
  • Ease of mechanical system replacement
  • Improved wiring and piping
  • Finished space with egress windows

This 1920’s farmhouse had a limestone foundation that would have to go.

Lifting the home around 18” provided space to replace mechanicals. Interestingly we discovered that the southern 25% of the home wasn’t even on a foundation or frost footings! This was the kitchen area. Soon to be fixed!

The house was lowered onto the new foundation and now level. Time to fix the drywall/plaster cracks and doors and windows that needed adjusting.

Benefits:
A waterproofed foundation
Proper insulation
Working drain-tile
Mechanical systems
Wiring and piping
Egress windows
A much better working stairway
It was a great project. To read more click HERE
If you have a challenging remodeling project contact us!

Underpinning a Foundation for a Basement

Foundation Underpin

Recently we have had more and more requests for underpinning a foundation to add space to a home.
To learn more about underpinning a foundation visit our featured underpinnings page.
Here are a couple pics that show what can be required and what results can be achieved.

Underpinning excavation taking place

Underpinning excavation taking place

Egress window in unfinished but brand new basement.

Egress window in unfinished but brand new basement.

Shoring up walls and forms for underpinning a foundation.

Shoring up walls and forms for underpinning a foundation.


Fresh living space created by being able to underpin the foundation.

Fresh living space created by being able to underpin the foundation.


Large egress window in a spare bedroom created by underpinning the foundation and finishing the basement.

Large egress window in a spare bedroom created by underpinning the foundation and finishing the basement.


Hallway in finished basement after an underpin of the foundation to create a finished basement.

Hallway in finished basement after an underpin of the foundation to create beautiful living space.