Home Foundation Repair Case Studies: 1850's Home is Stabilized by Lowcountry Basement Systems

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 by Michael Connolly


In 2017, Monica K. of Hawkinsville, GA purchased a home that was built around 1850. During the inspection she noticed a crack in the porch and wanted to stabilize the floors inside the home. She called Lowcountry Basement Systems for help.


Lowcountry Basement Systems sent an inspector to do a thorough investigation of the foundation. The inspector noted the front porch was sinking. It was recommended to stabilize the porch before more settling occurred.

The solution involved installing 14 helical piles around the front porch. After the helical piles were installed, PolyLevel was used to fill the voids near the footer and bracket assemblies. PolyLevel is a high-density polyurethane. To stabilize the old wooden floors of the home, the inspector recommended installing a PowerBrace (I-beam that has a rust-resistant zinc coating), supported by two SmartJacks (SmartJacks are made of galvanized steel and can support 60,000 lbs.).

The project required two separate crews to complete, however, it was finished in three days. Monica was thrilled that Lowcountry Basement Systems was able to help her 168-year-old home. 

Project Summary

HP288 Low Profile Helical Bracket Assembly, galvanized: 14

PolyLevel: 2

PowerBrace: 1

SmartJacks: 2

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