New Depths Underpinning Inc

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Toronto ON M6S 4E7
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Lara & Mark
Lara & Mark
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Best Underpinners in Toronto

Mark and his team just completed underpinning our basement. We could not be happier with the work that they did. Mark knew that we were newbies when it came to renovations, and he broke things down and explained things to us every step of the way. Before they even started, Mark came over several times to answer questions that we had (on site so he could point things out). He gave us so many options so that we could fit the project to our budget. In the end, they finished on time and on budget.

Mark and his team demolished the basement, gave us 8.6 foot ceilings, a 20 foot room (getting that 20 foot beam in through the side window took them a full seven hours), gave us all new drains, new backwater valve, a sump pump and poured a beautiful concrete slab. I didn't even know what those things were before I met Mark!

From the moment the project started, Mark's team were amazing; we were home all summer while they were working and they were incredible. The team worked so hard and efficiently. They were so clean! The site was left spotless every day at the end of the work day. The work was meticulous. Mark's team were so kind and played awesome music (with some excellent singing every day). My kids missed them when they were done the job.

This company is the Four Seasons of underpinning. If you are doing research for an underpinner -stop wasting your time now and make yourself a cocktail - you need to go with Mark. Before and after photos below.

Approximate cost of services:
$100.00
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Good afternoon Lara & Mark, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of my business New Depths Underpinning Inc. We had a great time working with you. Jae and the team will miss you guys and your boys for sure. Summer at your place was a lot of fun, we fed off your energy level each morning as you shuffled your boys out to the camp bus every day - your Mark radiates the positive vibes, it's contagious! Can't wait to see the finished product downstairs!
Mark & the New Depths Underpinning Team

Jeff F
Jeff F
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement underpinning

Mark and his crew did an excellent job underpinning our basement. His communication style in keeping us informed each step of the way was exceptional. The crew were friendly and did a great job cleaning up at the end of each day. Underpinning is a major undertaking and choosing the right firm is critical. I would not hesitate to recommend Mark and his team.

Approximate cost of services:
$120,000.00
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Hi Jeff, thanks very much for your review of my business New Depths Underpinning Inc. Your basement underpinning project included really virtually all of the fantastic options that we offer; drain lowering, new tankless combi unit, exterior backwater valve, extra depth excavations for high ceilings, a 16ft W8 flush beam, a very nice rear window enlargement and concrete window well, and preparations (insulation & tubing) for hydronic infloor heating. You're certainly going to be in contention with RV for best basement space on the street! Maikel and the entire team really enjoyed creating this space for you and your family. All the best.
Mark & the New Depths Underpinning Team

Christina
Christina
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement Underpinning

We have nothing but praise for Mark and his team! We hired New Depths to underpin the basement of our 100 year old home, and they went above and beyond. Mark, the owner truly cares about his work and it shows. They were professional, honest, diligent, and reliable. I wouldn't hesitate to hire New Depths again, or recommend them to a friend.

Approximate cost of services:
$0.00
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Good evening Christina and thank you for posting a review of my business New Depths Underpinning Inc. The entire team really enjoyed working on your project and we'll be back to help you break ground on that laneway suite as soon as you give us the word!
Mark & the New Depths Underpinning Team

Cam in Toronto
Cam in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement lowering

Mark and the team at New Depths exceeded our expectations completing our basement lowering project. They set realistic time and cost guidance and kept to it. They made the process clear and offered above and beyond support throughout. Their experience allowed them to address more complicated parts of the project where other prospective contractors were unable to take on the scope. New Depths was a pleasure to work with and delivered the basement lowering project we were hoping for. I recommend them highly to anyone considering this type of project.

Approximate cost of services:
$100,000.00
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Company Response

Hi Cam, thank you very much for your positive review of my business New Depths Underpinning Inc. The rear upper addition ultimately was only post & beam construction so reclaiming the space at basement level meant we needed to strategically support the addition while we created new foundation walls that tied in to our new underpinning. Nice that you had us include a new W8 span beam in the basement as well... it really opened up the space! We are happy that you are now enjoying the finished space and I hope to see it soon! Have a great summer,
Mark & the New Depths Underpinning Team

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Absolute Excellence - Couldn’t be Better

Highly recommended! Mark and team delivered in every capacity. On time, on budget, and the work is wonderful. We’ve done quite a bit of work at house over the past two years, and have been fortunate to work with some wonderful contractors, but Mark stands heads and shoulders above the rest. What you see is what you get - a kind, fair, and intelligent human who treats clients the same no matter where you’re at in the process.

We chose to work with New Depths on account of Mark’s communication and we’re glad we did - it makes all the difference. It’s a scary operation, exposing the foundation of a 100+ year old house, you need someone you trust and someone who’s able to keep you informed about your options. Mark, Maikel and Rafa did just that - any potential issue (signs of mold, a large vertical crack) were dealt with quickly and decisively. We certainly felt they had our best interests at heart, and provided a great balance in advice - straddling cost vs benefit - making it very easy for us to make decisions.

Maikel and Rafa were on site every day - always happy, often signing, and ready to chat and answer questions at any time. It was a pleasure having them around, and I know Rosie the dog misses them.

In terms of work, New Depths completely gutted our basement, underpinned approximately 2.5 feet, installed hydronic loops, all new drains, backwater valve, sump pump/pit/trench and poured, various foundation repair work, and an insulated concrete slab. We had some additional work done such as two very large window openings expanded.

One of the main reasons we had this work done was to address our decaying 100 year clay pipes - which literally disintegrated while the team worked. They were constantly patching them back together to keep our drains in action. I can’t express how much we appreciated that, we were never charged extra and we were never without toilet or sink for more than a couple of hours. These are the things you don’t forget, and a huge reason why I’d recommend New Depths to anyone interested.

They aren’t the cheapest, and not the most expensive. You absolutely get what you pay for, and in the case of New Depths you’re getting great value. A skilled engineer, excellent communicator, and client advocate. Paired with an incredible team - hard working, intelligent and infectious personalities.

The only downside with New Depths is having to wait for availability, I think we waited 10 months, however, we’re glad we did as the experience couldn’t have gone better.

Oh and Mark writes a lot - you’ll need 30 minutes or so to read some of his updates, they are very thorough!

Approximate cost of services:
$120,000.00
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Wow, CK/JE thank you so much for your detailed and kind review of my business New Depths Underpinning Inc! We had such a great time working at your home - you always made us feel welcome and appreciated! I am very lucky to have a team that includes Maikel and Rafa - having them on the team means that no jobs are too challenging! Looking forward to seeing the newly finished space. It really was a pleasure helping out, all the best!
Mark & the New Depths Underpinning Team

Andy in Ottawa
Andy in Ottawa
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Must be the best in Toronto

As an engineer, I can appreciate how critical it is to do underpinning safely and with quality! This is not a part of a renovation that you cut corners on. The New Depths team did a fantastic, professional, high quality job on our project. Mark, Michael and the entire team cared about doing the job right, on-time and with quality. They love their craft and have a great culture and it shows. We had a pretty big project 3-months,125 year old house, pretty big footprint, in floor heating and polishing. I was glad when it was finished but I was a bit sad to see the guys go. I really enjoyed getting to know them and work through the project with them. 110% recommend this company!!

Approximate cost of services:
$200,000.00
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Evening Andy! Thank you very much for your review of my business New Depths Underpinning Inc. We really enjoyed working on your project and hope you are excited for your new basement space. It was smart planning on your part to reclaim the large unexcavated crawlspace. Certainly that was a very cost effective way to add nearly 150sq-ft to your basement living space... fantastic! We appreciated your patience as we worked through the structural details downstairs. Whenever we work in very loose sandy soil (with 125yr old rubblestone foundations) we always take extra precautions in order to increase the level of safety on the project. While the project takes more time in these cases, we refuse to compromise on safety. I know you are going to love your new heated/polished floors and I can't wait to see the finished product.
Thank you,
Mark & the New Depths Underpinning Team

Darcy F
Darcy F
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement Extension & Underpinning

New Depths Underpinning is an outstanding group and one I am so happy I had connected to my project in Bloor West Village. Mark is incredibly helpful and in ways that extend well beyond the scope of his project. He made things so easy for me. He’s fully communicative and in one fashion or another goes completely above and beyond in every single interaction with him. His crew is no less awesome; courteous, keep the site clean, and are respectful and thoughtful when imposing on and interacting with the neighbors. The project was done beautifully. On time. On budget. Completely professional. It is a big project but honestly, New Depths is a low-risk decision for anyone considering who to run their underpinning job. I’d recommend them every time and would happily reference Mark personally.

Approximate cost of services:
$100,000.00
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Thank you very much Darcy for your review of my business New Depths Underpinning Inc. Risk mitigation is certainly at the very top of my list when it comes to underpinning projects. In your case we discovered and managed sandy loose soil, an old flagstone foundation, and an unknown to you - a prior handyman's unprofessional attempt to lower your basement floor with a "bandaid-like" micro concrete bench around the interior footing perimeter.
Your idea to excavate your front crawl space was brilliant. All of your mechanicals, laundry, and storage are now grouped neatly together leaving an absolutely huge basement recreation room. The extra tall ceilings and nearly 20ftxW8 span beam installation really make it a generous space. Can't wait to see the finished product and hear about how much enjoyment the family is getting from it!
Mark & the New Depths Underpinning Team

David Kavanagh in Toronto
David Kavanagh in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Don't Hesitate - Hire New Depths NOW

We agonized for years about lowering and underpinning our basement. Would it be worth it? Would we like the result? Could we trust someone to do it right? The simple answer to all of these questions is YES and Mark and the team at New Depths are the reason why. They did an AMAZING job with our basement. From the start Mark was upfront about the potential challenges we might encounter. He and Mike were great communicators and always took the time to explain what they were doing. We got regular updates on their progress and were included on any decisions that needed to be made. The team showed up everyday, worked hard and never left us wondering if we could trust them. The results speak for themselves. We went from 6ft ceilings to 8.6ft and the difference is incredible. Our basement is now beautiful, useful space and we couldn't be happier. The only question we had when it was all done was WHY did we wait so long to do it?

Approximate cost of services:
$80,000.00
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Thank you very much David for your review of my business New Depths Underpinning Inc. It was a real pleasure working for you and I know Maikel, Rafa, Ben, and the rest of the team will miss your family, as well as the coffee and baked goods! Thanks for being so good to my crew.
The new basement height really is dramatic and we can't wait to see the space once it is completed. Happy to hear that our concrete floor was in excellent shape to hand off to your polisher as well... your polished concrete floors are going to look fantastic! Please stay in touch and don't ever hesitate to reach out for anything at all. Thank you again for your business.
Mark & the New Depths Underpinning Team

Karen McDonald from Toronto
Karen McDonald from Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement underpinning and lowering

We cannot speak highly enough of Mark and his team at New Depths Underpinning Inc., who recently completed underpinning and lowering the basement in our home in Little Italy. Our project was not without surprises and setbacks. Between uncertainties related to construction projects amid the pandemic, delays acquiring permits from the city, soil that was dense clay, a tight space to work with the homes on our street being very close together and parking that made it challenging to maneuver bin swaps and cement pours, and the discovery of a "hidden" room behind the existing drywall in our basement that was caving in and leaking. Mark and his team took this all with stride. Mark's communication is incredible. He was completely transparent - we always felt clear about where the project was at and any implications related to timeline and cost. Each of Mark's team members are personable, professional, punctual, diligent, and worked well with other contractors who were, at times, working in our basement at the same time. Mark connected us with other excellent contractors, including a plumber and an electrician. Any home project is stressful, especially a structural one like this. Mark made us feel so comfortable and at ease the entire time. He cares about his work and his clients, and it shows. We feel so lucky to have been referred to him. If you're looking to have your basement underpinned and lowered, there is absolutely no reason to look any futher.

Approximate cost of services:
$85,000.00
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Good morning Karen and Nathaniel!
Thank you so much for your kind review of my business New Depths Underpinning Inc, it really means a lot to me.
All underpinning projects have challenges and certainly yours was no different - that "hidden" room is now structurally sound and it is always nice to gain new storage space! I know that Jae, Dmytro, and Turner will miss helping you and we all sincerely thank you for your hospitality (and lunches!!) during the course of the project. If there is ever anything at all you need, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
thanks again - Mark & the New Depths Underpinning Team

Dawn from Toronto
Dawn from Toronto
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Underpinning for a 100+ year house

If I could give Mark and his amazing team more then 10 I would! Mark was great from the start: he was the only company that would accept the challenge of our old house with a massive tree in our front yard; he consistently communicated with us, always keeping us updated on progress; he reassured our nervous neighbors; he kept on budget and on schedule; his crew was always in a great mood often signing while they work and finally we achieved the amazing results we hoped for! This has been the best experience for us and we have been through many renos. I would highly recommend Mark and his team.

Approximate cost of services:
$83,000.00
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Thank you very much Dawn (and Phil!) for your review of my business New Depths Underpinning. We really did have a great time working on your project and are so happy that you are pleased with the results. I will admit that the massive tree was a bit intimidating initially - however the plan we came up with ultimately was really quite simple and effective. Your neighbours were all so helpful and kind. You've got a great street. Hoping we get an invitation to see the finished space in a couple months! Stay in touch,
Mark & the New Depths Underpinning Team

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More about New Depths Underpinning Inc

New Depths Underpinning Inc provide high quality, reliable and cost competitive basement lowering and underpinning services. This can include engineering design, securing permits, demolition of existing basement, lowering basement, installing beams to open up space, in-floor plumbing and drainage systems, interior damp-proofing, basement walkouts, and more!

CATEGORIES
Foundations
SERVICES
Underpinning (section method), Bench footing, Lowered basement with support beams, Basement walkout.
SPECIALITIES
Call Mark today for free project review and free quotation.
WEBSITE
https://newdepths.ca/
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2017
PAYMENT METHOD
E-Transfer, Cash, Cheque
LICENSES
Fully insured and licensed for underpinning.
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
BASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Yes, ask for details.
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