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Underpinning Design and Structural Integrity
About us

At MXL Engineering, we're not just engineers; we're architects of stability and safety. Specializing in underpinning design and inspections, we are dedicated to reinforcing the foundations that uphold our communities. From historic renovations to modern skyscrapers, our expertise spans a diverse range of structures.

Why Partner with Us?

Our team is comprised of industry-leading engineers with specialized knowledge in geotechnical and structural engineering.

We employ cutting-edge technology and innovative techniques to address complex underpinning challenges.

Our rigorous safety protocols ensure that every project adheres to the highest standards of structural integrity and compliance.

We believe every project has its own story. Our tailored solutions are designed to meet your specific structural and aesthetic needs.

Committed to the environment, our designs aim to minimize ecological impact while maximizing structural resilience.

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In-Depth Service Overview

Comprehensive Site Analysis: Using advanced survey techniques, we meticulously assess soil conditions, existing foundation structures, and potential environmental impacts.

Custom Underpinning Design: Our designs are not only about reinforcing structures but also about preserving the character and purpose of the building.

Thorough Inspections and Assessments: Employing state-of-the-art equipment, we identify and address even the most subtle signs of foundation distress.

Regulatory Compliance and Documentation: Navigating the complexities of building codes and regulations, we ensure full compliance and provide detailed documentation for future reference (as built drawings, structural reports).

Ongoing Support and Maintenance: Our commitment extends beyond project completion, offering regular inspections and maintenance advice to ensure long-term stability.

Client-Centric Benefits

Long-Term Durability: Our services are an investment in the future, ensuring your structure stands firm for generations.

Cost-Effective Solutions: By addressing issues early and effectively, we help you avoid costly repairs down the line.

Architectural Preservation: We respect the architectural integrity of your building, ensuring that our solutions blend seamlessly with its design.

Risk Management: Proactively mitigate risks associated with foundation failures, such as property damage and safety hazards.

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Client Success Stories

William Zheng
William Zheng
2023-11-24
Highly recommend! I was looking for a structural engineer to inspect my property for any structural issues and Bruno was fantastic. I learned a lot from him as he explained everything in a simplified way so that I could understand. Great experience and I can tell he treats his clients well. Thanks Bruno!
Coralina Lemos
Coralina Lemos
2022-10-10
We were dealing with a City of Toronto open building permit. After reading such positive Google reviews we called MXL Engineering to which Bruno Lopes responded the same day and shortly thereafter inspected the area in question. He corresponded with city staff, kept us informed throughout and finalized his inspection with a written report—permit is now closed. In short: Proficient, Timely, Affable.
Dan Pilditch
Dan Pilditch
2022-07-01
The MXL folks are professional, enthusiastic and accommodating. Bruno, Nick and Igor have been invaluable with their ongoing guidance concerning the complexities of my current project.
Kevin Ho
Kevin Ho
2022-05-09
Took my deposit and no work has been done for 1.5 years they only brought an extractor to my property and left the following day. No response from company at all.
Matthew B
Matthew B
2021-02-10
Bruno and his team were fantastic – they solved unforeseen problems that arose in an efficient and cost effective manner and they are very responsive. The MXL team worked very well with the city inspectors and our contractors, which is crucial for a project to run smoothly. I’ll be using MXL for all of our future projects and construction without hesitation.
Cam Duron
Cam Duron
2021-01-22
Bruno helped us with basement walkout and kitchen renovation drawings. He was informative, helpful and fair. He kept us up to date with every step of the process. Would recommend.
Todd McCleave
Todd McCleave
2020-11-14
We’re just working on the plans but it has been a painless process and they gave us a few design ideas we didn’t think of, would recommend them for sure.
Alim Remtulla
Alim Remtulla
2019-07-30
MXL group and Bruno are great partners. Bruno is thoughtful, diligent and trustworthy. Bruno and his team truly provide a great customer experience, and I will continue to rely on them for future projects. I would strongly recommend them to other homeowners.
Dan
Dan
2019-05-03
I came to Bruno when I was in a very tight spot. I needed a building permit within the next couple weeks and needed drawings reviewed in a hurry. Bruno was accommodating, fast and extremely knowledgable. He turned around the project in a matter of days, helped me with any necessary edits (even at 9pm) and guided me through the building permit process. 10/10 would recommend.

FAQ

Underpinning is a process used to strengthen and stabilize the foundation of an existing building or structure. It is crucial when the original foundation isn’t strong enough, has been damaged, or when the use of the building changes.

Our team conducts a detailed assessment, including soil analysis and structural evaluation, to determine if underpinning is necessary. Signs like cracks in walls, uneven floors, and difficulty opening/closing windows and doors can indicate foundation issues.

The duration varies depending on the project's complexity, the underpinning method used, and site conditions. We provide a projected timeline after our initial assessment.

Environmental sustainability is a priority for us. We use eco-friendly materials and methods wherever possible and ensure minimal environmental impact.

Safety is paramount in all our projects. We employ rigorous safety protocols, regular monitoring, and structural assessments throughout the underpinning process.

Properly executed underpinning can increase the structural integrity and safety of a building, potentially enhancing its market value and longevity.

Yes, we offer a warranty for our services. The details and duration of the warranty will be discussed during the consultation phase.

Contact us through our website or call our office to schedule a consultation. We will provide a detailed assessment and a transparent quote based on your specific needs.

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