Dustin is a Certified Crawl Space, Foundation, and Concrete Repair Specialist and manages our team of Design Specialists. Before joining Lowcountry Foundation Repair, he spent 11 years of combined experience in-store management, termite inspection, and crawl remediation. Dustin is from Great Bend, KS and currently resides in Port Wentworth, GA. He enjoys outdoor activities, paddleboarding, kayaking, and going to the beach with his family.
At Lowcountry Foundation Repair, we work every day to make our customers and team members happy they chose us. One way we do that is by walking alongside the best in the industry. In Dustin’s words, “I am both proud and honored to be a part of this company and amazing team! I enjoy helping customers solve problems they may have otherwise thought were impossible to fix.” We’re thrilled to have Dustin as a part of the Lowcountry Foundation Repair team as we work to redefine our industry.
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David J. of Savannah, GA had issues with a settled foundation. The master bedroom floor of his 108-year-old-house sagged in the middle. After six years of worry that his home would completely cave in David finally had enough of the sloping floor. He had seen one of Lowcountry Basement Systems’ trucks driving around his neighborhood and called for a free inspection of his foundation.
The inspector recommend a galvanized steel SmartJack System be installed in the crawl space to effectively support the sagging beams and floor joists, and supplemental PowerBrace beams to stabilize the subfloors of the house. Each SmartJack can support loads over 60,000 pounds and can be adjusted over time. David agreed to have the work done and in one day his floors were level again. No more sagging. David was thrilled!
The wood joists in this crawl space weakened over time due to the high humidity, which ultimately caused the floor to sag. Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a SmartJack System to stabilize the subfloor of this home.
Our SmartJack System consists of adjustable steel piers, that can safely and efficiently lift components of a home that suffer from sagging.
Chris B. of Statesboro, GA and his wife had just purchased their dream home. During the home inspection, the inspector recommended encapsulating the crawl space. Chris called Lowcountry Basement Systems, because he wanted it fixed right the first time and he wanted the peace of mind that comes with the Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System.
Keeping moisture away from the joists, beams and subfloor in the crawl space would prevent a lot of problems for Chris and his wife. Mold, mildew and termites all like moist wood, something Chris wanted to prevent. Lowcountry Basement Systems was able to transform the damp crawl space in a nice dry area in just three days.
Mary J. of Statesboro, GA called Lowcountry Basement Systems with a problem. Her floor was sagging and it felt weak in a few spots. Lowcountry Basement Systems was able to stabilize Mary’s floors by installing a SmartJack System.
SmartJacks are custom-cut to length, crawl space support columns that are capable of supporting loads over 60,000 pounds each. SmartJacks are adjustable, and the effects of installing a SmartJack System are noticed right way. SmartJacks are also made of galvanized steel, so they won’t rust.
Soft spots in the floors of this Patterson, GA home made it uncomfortable for the homeowner to walk around his house. The floors squeaked and sagged every time people walked down the hallways. The owner went online to determine what the problem was and how to fix it, and found Lowcountry Basement Systems.
A free inspection showed the crawl space had moisture issues which caused the soft spots in the floor. The inspector suggested the homeowner take advantage of the features of a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System, which isolates the home from the earth, preventing humidity and water from entering the crawl space.
The owner decided to move forward with the project. In less than a week the soft spots and bouncing floor was fixed!
Kenneth W. of Brooklet, GA called Lowcountry Basement Systems after seeing an ad on WTOC. The commercial highlighted a nasty crawl space, and it reminded Kenneth of his crawl space. He called Lowcountry Basement Systems and scheduled a free inspection.
Kenneth was concerned about the condensation on the HVAC ducts in his crawl space. The formation of water droplets attracted insects, pests and rodents into the crawl space. Lowcountry Basement Systems encapsulated the crawl space, removing the moisture and reducing the humidity. The project took three days to complete, and the effects were noticeable after a few days of installation.
Morgan and Ashley R. of Jesup, GA called Lowcountry Basement Systems to help with a mold issue in the crawl space. They were concerned that the mold would continue to grow and spread from the crawl space throughout the rest of the house. They called Lowcountry Basement Systems to fix the moisture problem causing the mold.
Lowcountry Basement Systems removed the moisture from the crawl space, and reduced the humidity, (putting the microbial growth in a dormant state), by installing a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation. The earth was sealed with Drainage matting and CleanSpace liner. The crawl space vents were sealed and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier was installed along with a SuperSump sump pump. The project took three days for the Lowcountry Basement Systems team to complete. Morgan and Ashley were thrilled to have fixed the problem causing the mold.
The owners of this recently purchased Rincon, GA home wanted to address the exposed dirt floor crawl space and replace the damaged insulation under their new home. They researched crawl space encapsulation online and found Lowcountry Basement Systems.
Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System for moisture and humidity control of the crawl space. A state-of-the-art SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier was installed. Now the family can breathe easier, knowing their crawl space is sealed and the humidity is controlled.
Kevin C. of Rincon, GA had just purchased his house and noticed he needed to address the crawl space. The dirt was exposed, and some of the subfloor insulation was missing. Kevin called the experts at Lowcountry Basement Systems for help.
Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System to remove moisture and reduce humidity. Lowcountry Basement Systems also removed the the failing insulation and installed SilverGlo insulation paneling around the interior of the foundation wall to keep the temperature of the crawl space and the subfloor above regulated.
This Midway, GA homeowner is a past customer of Lowcountry Basement Systems since 2013. They previously had their crawl space encapsulated with CleanSpace moisture barrier but were ready to put their home on the market and they knew they needed a few more repairs. The floors in the home were sagging, so they called Lowcountry Basement Systems and scheduled another free inspection.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent Dustin Farthing to Midway to inspect where the floors were sagging. After inspecting the crawl space, he suggested they have SmartJacks installed to lift the settling floor joists. SmartJacks are a galvanized steel column support that lifts sagging floor joists.
After just one day of installation, the floors were leveled with SmartJacks and the home was ready to sell!
Nancy L. of Brunswick GA managed property for Horst R. of Brunswick, GA. During a routine property inspection, Nancy discovered a leak the basement. She called Lowcountry Basement Systems to help identify the source and stop the water from intruding the basement.
Lowcountry Basement Systems installed WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement to collect the water at the source. A SuperSump was installed to pump the water away from the foundation of the home, and keep it out of the basement. The job took three days to complete, afterwards the basement was dry and continued to stay that way.
Horst R. of Brunswick, GA owned a rental property in Brunswick, GA with a wet basement. Water constantly seeped through the walls ruining any personal belongs on the floor. Nancy, the property manager, recommended that the issue be fixed, or risk losing the tenants.
Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a custom WaterGuard solution to collect the water between the walls and the concrete slab. The water was channeled to a SuperSump sump pump for removal. The project took two days to complete and the tenants decided to rent the house for another year.
Walt S. of Brunswick, GA called Lowcountry Basement Systems with a problem. There was mold in his crawl space. There was also standing water inches over the sump pump that didn’t work anymore.
Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System, which included replacing the old sump with a better, cast iron pump. The project took three days to complete and Walt was thrilled to have his problem taken care of.
Mary Jane W. of Brunswick, GA had a problem with her fireplace chimney. The brick had cracked after Hurricane Matthew passed through the area and the chimney leaned away from the home. Mary was concerned for the safety of her grandchildren, not wanting it to fall. Mary did searched for ways to stabilize her chimney and read reviews for Lowcountry Basement Systems on HomeAdvisor. She called for a free inspection.
Two steel helical piers were screwed into the ground at the base of the chimney and connected to steel foundation brackets which were attached to the structure. This below-grade solution hydraulically lifted the chimney back into place. The solution was perfect and it was concealed from sight. Mary’s chimney was straight and her grandchildren safe to play on the patio again.
This Savannah, GA homeowner needed help lifting, leveling and stabilizing her subfloor. Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a SmartJack and PowerBrace beam to add additional support to the subfloor, solving the problems.
This 100-year-old Savannah, GA house had cracks in the walls, bowing and bouncing floors, and a sagging and settling foundation! Without an idea what what was causing their problems, the homeowners called Lowcountry Basement Systems for an inspection.
After a thorough inspection, the experts told the homeowners that the foundation supports had settled over time. The inspector recommended installing a combination of SmartJacks and supplemental PowerBrace beams to solve their problems. SmartJacks can support loads up to 60,000-pounds, and are custom cut to size. The steel SmartJack’s and beams were installed under the joists in the crawl space, lifting the subfloor, alleviating the sagging and bouncing floors and closing the cracks that had appeared in her walls. The homeowners were very happy!
Ellis C. of Savannah, GA had soft, weak floors until he called Lowcountry Basement Systems for help. Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a SmartJack System to stabilize the foundation and bring support back to the subfloor.
SmartJacks are custom-cut to length crawl space support pillars capable of supporting loads over 60,000 pounds. SmartJacks can also be adjusted in the future if needed.
Bob B., of Savannah GA met a Lowcountry Basement Systems team member at the Savannah Home and Garden Show and scheduled a free inspection of his crawl space. After the inspection, Bob decided to fix his wet crawl space.
Bob B. of Savannah GA met a Lowcountry Basement Systems team member at the Savannah Home and Garden Show. They talked about the many problems that moisture can cause in a crawl space.
Bob scheduled a FREE inspection to make sure his crawl space was in good condition. The inspection revealed high humidity levels in the crawl space. Bob decided to fix his wet crawl space with a custom solution from Lowcountry Basement Systems.
Our team of professionals installed drainage matting on the floor of the crawl space, that would lead the water to drain into the Sump Pump, that was also installed. The Sump Pump expels any collected water up and out of the home, away from the foundation. In addition to the drainage matting and Sump Pump, SilverGlo Wall Insulation was also installed.
Nate P. of North Carolina wanted to buy a house in Savannah, GA but the floors were weak. Before he purchased the home, he had Lowcountry Basement Systems inspect the foundation.
Some of the crawl space pillars were sinking into the ground and the home needed additional support. Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a SmartJack System to support the joists, beams and subfloor; fixing the problem. Nate liked the idea, purchased the home and fixed the foundation problem.
Paul C. of Savannah, GA owned a townhome. A year ago, he said, the neighbors put something very heavy in their townhome causing the floor in Paul’s home to sink. Paul called Lowcountry Basement Systems to help him fix his foundation problem.
Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a SmartJack System to support the joists in the crawl space. SmartJacks are galvanized steel support columns that can support loads over 60,000 pounds each. In addition to the SmartJacks, a PowerBrace beam was installed to allow the SmartJacks to provide support to the structure across an eight foot span. Paul’s foundation was fixed and he was thrilled to protect his home from the neighbors.
Eric F. wanted to sell his Savannah, GA home. He purchased it with the intent to flip it, but was notified by a home inspector of foundation issues in his crawl space. The main beams were not properly supporting the subfloor above. Eric asked the inspector who he would recommend for an estimate to fix the problem before putting the house on the market. The home inspector recommended the foundation experts at Lowcountry Basement Systems.
Eric called Lowcountry Basement Systems for a free estimate. The inspector noted the lack of support in the crawl space and recommended adding additional support to his foundation under the subfloor. The project would require adjustable galvanized steel support piers called SmartJacks, to support the sinking area in Eric’s foundation as well as supplemental PowerBrace beams to further stabilize the subfloors of the house. Eric had the work done and was thrilled with the results. The house was ready to list!
Betty M. of Savannah, GA had a problem with her floor. She said the floors felt weak. After some research online, Betty called Lowcountry Basement Systems for help.
Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a SmartJacks System to provide additional support to subfloor. SmartJacks are custom-cut crawl space support columns that can support loads over 60,000 pounds. The job took one day to complete and Betty was happy to walk on her floors once again.
This Savannah, GA homeowner contacted Lowcountry Basement Systems after Hurricane Irma hit coastal Georgia in 2017. He became concerned when he noticed that stormwater had come into the crawl space and was beginning to damage his home's foundation. He called and scheduled an appointment for a free inspection.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent Dustin Farthing to Savannah to inspect the crawl space. The homeowner was interested in a new vapor barrier to protect his crawl space, so Dustin suggested CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a seven-layer reinforced polyethylene that isolates the home from the earth and reduces humidity levels.
After a few days of hard work from the installers, this homeowner's crawl space was completely covered and protected with CleanSpace. He was thrilled with the results!
Laura G. of Savannah, GA had cracked tile in their kitchen floors and cracks appeared in the drywall in the hallway. Their house was going up on the market soon and they didn’t want the new owners to inherit their issues, or worse yet, lose money in the sale.
Laura searched online for flooring issue fixes but was overwhelmed with information. One night she was sitting at home and opened a pack of RSVP coupon cards that had come in the mail. One was a postcard for Lowcountry Basement Systems. Laura picked up the phone and called the next morning for a free inspection. The inspector noted high moisture and microbial growth in the crawl space. The moisture was causing rotting wood and insulation to fall down. The inspector recommended galvanized steel SmartJacks to add additional support to her foundation under the subfloor, as well as additional PowerBrace supplemental beams to support, level and stabilize the home’s sagging subfloor. Laura agreed and the project was completed in just one day.
The owners of this Savannah, GA home noticed musty, moldy smells. They couldn’t find the problem until one day they went in the crawl space and noticed the duct work was sweating. The crawl space was damp, had a foul smell and there were signs of rats living beneath their home.
Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System to reduce the humidity and moisture in the crawl space. With the crawl space sealed off from the earth, mold would not be able to grow and the joists would not continue to rot. After two days the family living in the house noticed the air smelled better and they could breath easier.
CleanSpace Drainage Matting is a durable dimpled mat that helps water flow under the CleanSpace liner to a sump pump for removal. Drainage Matting might be recommended in crawl spaces where there is heavy flooding or rough terrain.
Sagging floors are not only uncomfortable to walk on, but they can be a sign of a foundation problem. The owners of this home in Woodbine, GA home changed their walking patterns in their home to avoid the floor issue, but after a few years they decided to called the experts at Lowcountry Basement Systems to fix the issue.
Lowcountry Basement Systems installed steel SmartJacks, capable of supporting up to 60,000-pounds each under the main beams to stabilize the foundation and transfer the weight from the sinking piers to the new adjustable steel piers. The subfloor was lifted, and the sagging floor problems went away!
Greg S. of Bluffton, SC had problem with his patio. The cracks in the concrete grew, and the Greg’s home didn’t look as nice as it used it. He wasn’t sure whether or not remove the concrete and put pavers down or, if he should try and save the existing patio.\
He called Lowcountry Basement Systems for a free quote. After his meeting with the inspector, Greg decided to save his money and fix his patio. The patio was stabilized, lifted and the cracks were sealed in just a few hours. Greg was thrilled with the results!
This homeowner in Tybee Island, GA had problems after the last hurricane. Her floors started to sag and bounce. Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a Helical Pier System outside her house to support the foundation wall and a SmartJack System in her crawl space to support and level her subfloors.