The first sign of foundation settlement this homeowner noticed was her sagging floors that were showing signs of moisture. The floors became so weak that someone put a hole in the floor just by stepping on it.
The moisture was coming from the crawl space where humid air was building up condensation on floor joists and beams, weakening them and causing sagging floors.
In addition to the moisture, the concrete piers were lacking support for the subfloor. Our inspector suggested that she have a SmartJack installed, a galvanized steel column support that lifts sagging floor joists.
After the SmartJacks were successfully installed, the foundation now had enough support and the floors were no longer sagging!
This North Charleston, SC homeowner was experiencing a severe case of foundation settlement and sagging floors in his home. He desperately needed the help of an expert, so he called Lowcountry Basement Systems and scheduled a free appointment with an inspector.