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House Renovation

Adding a basement apartment to your home

Adding a basement apartment to your house will definitely appreciate in value for your home and allow you to derive rent that can be applied towards your mortgage. A basement apartment will only increase the value of your home if it is legal. You have to get the required permits and follow code. Finding the right contractor to do the job is very important because cost can run high if working with the wrong company.


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In Toronto’s rental market adding a one bedroom basement apartment can bring in from $900 to $2000 per month, depending on location and it will take 2 to 3 years to pay off your investment, depending on the total cost of finishing your basement. The cost to add a finished basement with walk out depends on the square feet. A 1000 square feet apartment will cost you around $30,000. The cost may be higher if your basement needs to be lowered. A lot of the old houses in Toronto have a low basement with no windows. In this case you need to invest in basement underpinning, walk out cutting and window cutting.  Also a sloped floor needs to be leveled and insulated to prevent a cold and wet floor, and adding a sub floor for insulation is also recommended.

Concrete Pros offers underpinning and basement lowering services at competitive rates and we offer a free consultation. Adding a walk out and windows to your basement will result in a higher rent income and can be done by a concrete cutting company. Concrete Pros also offers concrete cutting services, which means you will be dealing with one company for your underpinning, concrete cutting, foundation repairs and concrete floors.

Call us today to arrange a on-site consultation: 416 574 5556


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Tips for interior demolition projects

The past year in Toronto we have experienced a 33% increase of real estate sales and many of the new home owners opt for changing the interior of old Toronto homes to match the open concept layouts that are currently trending. Also, old homes come with old and outdated kitchens and baths and those are the most popular demolition projects when it comes to home renovations. You might think that an interior demolition is a simple task but there are high risks to do damage to the structural integrity of your home.Read more

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Asphalt Sealing: Prolong the life of your driveway or parking lot

Asphalt is a very popular building material when it comes to high traffic areas like driveways and parking lots. Asphalt is more affordable than concrete installation but it requires more maintenance and repairs. One way to prolong the life of asphalt is sealing it with a polymer sealcoating. The sealant will coat the asphalt with a durable thick coating that protects from corrosion, cracks and potholes.Read more

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Asphalt, Concrete

Protect your driveway in the winter

The harsh Canadian winter weather is not kind to your asphalt or concrete driveway. Extreme temperatures and fluctuations causes water to freeze, expand, and contract. This can cause cracks and potholes in your driveway. Besides this freeze-thaw effect, rock salt used as a deicer is corrosive and accelerates asphalt and concrete driveway deterioration.Read more