We took a small house in East York and expanded it while making structural changes to make it safer. Our team at IcyReno was able to shore up the basement, ensuring it would stay stable and dry, by installing basement underpinning. We also expanded the square footage from 500 sqft to a more spacious 700 sqft, a 40% increase in size. 


  • Make the House Bigger: We added 200 sq ft, a 40% increase for the family to enjoy.
  • Update the Look: We gave the home’s interior an updated modern look.
  • Make It Strong and Dry: We focused on making the basement dry with basement waterproofing and structural stability with high-quality underpinning.

How We Fixed It

  • Smart Building: As a top underpinning company, we were able to increase the size of the home without needing access to more land.
  • Keeping It Dry: We used our know-how and expertise to keep the basement dry, ensuring the house is safe from water damage.
  • Modern Utilities: We also upgraded underground drains and water service from the street to modernize the home’s infrastructure, preparing it for decades of future use.

How We Did It

  1. Evaluating the project: First, we conducted a thorough inspection of the home.
  2. Planning: We got all the permissions needed and made a plan with the homeowners.
  3. Building: The bulk of the project; we started by fixing the foundation and making the basement waterproof, which gave us the foundation needed to expand the size of the home.
  4. Final Touches: Paying attention to details and using modern design choices, we left the home looking better than ever.

The End Result

The house is bigger, looks great, and has a dry basement, thanks to our basement waterproofing and underpinning work. The family has more space, and the house is safer and the home is more valuable.

In Short

At IcyReno, we’re proud to make a difference in your life by improving the space where you spend most of your time. If you think your home could use some work like this, let’s chat! We’re here to help make your house better.

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