At Lowcountry Basement Systems we focus on solving moisture, mold issues, and even flooding in crawl spaces. Moisture, mold, and flooding issues in crawl spaces are caused by ground moisture, thermal break, and infiltration of air. Although the solution to crawl space issues varies from case to case, whether it be adding a dehumidifier, seal your crawl space, or installing a sump pump in your crawl space. Lowcountry has the solution to reduce crawl space humidity in your home.
In this video, Videon answers a question from a customer in Beaufort, SC concerning her previously dry basement, which suddenly became leaky. When a basement that’s been dry for years suddenly begins to leak it’s often because the French drain or drain tile – the foundation drainage system, is failing. French drains are normally built with generic perforated pipe – sometimes wrapped in cloth – and buried by the foundation footing. Its job is to collect ground water that would otherwise saturate the soil around the foundation and divert it to a sump pump, but French drains tend to clog with mud and silt overtime. When that happens, the soil gets oversaturated, hydrostatic pressure builds up and the water eventually finds its way into the basement.
Rob Videon and his team at Lowcountry Basement Systems offer a superior alternative to conventional drain tiles: the award-winning WaterGuard Drainage System. The WaterGuard has been used for over 20 years to successfully and permanently solve wet basement problems across the U.S., Canada and U.K. and is offered exclusively by Lowcountry Basement Systems in Savannah and nearby areas in Georgia and South Carolina.