This Okatie, SC homeowner was concerned about her foundation when she noticed her floors sagging and cracks in her dry wall. She decided to call Lowcountry Basement Systems to schedule a free inspection of her crawl space.
We solved this problem with our galvanized steel SmartJacks, which are used as a column support that lifts sagging floor joists. After one day of installation the project was finished, and the homeowner was thrilled with the results.
This Bluffton, SC homeowner started to notice that his driveway was beginning to sink. He wanted to get this fixed as soon as possible, so he called Lowcountry Basement Systems to schedule an appointment and receive an estimate.
We fixed his sinking concrete driveway by lifting the slabs with our PolyLevel, which is a high-density polyurethane that raises concrete slabs back to their desired position. After two days of installation, the slab was lifted back to its original position, and the homeowner was more than pleased with the results!
This Okatie, SC homeowner was trying to sell her home, but knew that her crawl space needed repair before putting it on the market. She called Lowcountry Basement Systems to schedule a free appointment with an inspector.
Our inspector Brian suggested that the crawl space needed to be encapsulated with our CleanSpace product, as well as installing a dehumidifier. Our CleanSpace isolates the home from the earth completely and reduces humidity levels. To keep the humidity levels low, we installed our SaniDry Sedona, which is a dehumidifier that maintains the relative humidity in the crawl space to prevent moisture and microbial growth.
When the project was complete, the homeowner was able to sell her home at a better price, where as a home with a dirty crawl space can depreciate the home's value by 10%. This homeowner was thrilled!
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One day, Bill C. of Saint Helena Island, SC was enjoying his outdoor pool when he noticed an area of concrete sinking near his pool skimmer. Bill was concerned that his skimmer could be damaged if the situation wasn’t fixed soon. After doing some research online, he learned that Lowcountry Basement Systems could raise and level the concrete around his pool.
Bill called Lowcountry Basement Systems and setup an appointment for an inspector to look at his situation free of charge. John, System Design Specialist recommended PolyLevel® to raise the concrete and prevent damage to his pool skimmer.
Bill was given a quote for the work that saved him thousands of dollars’ worth of concrete removal and construction. The job was scheduled and completed promptly.
Glenn G. of Bluffton, SC had a problem with humidity in his 5,600 sq. ft. home. He noticed musty, mold odors in parts of his home and his air conditioner was working overtime, trying to keep up with the demand for cool dry air. He researched the problem and found Lowcountry Basement Systems.
After meeting with an inspector from Lowcountry Basement Systems, Glenn decided to have his crawl space encapsulated to prevent moisture from entering his home and causing the mildew. It would also reduce the wear and tear on his air conditioning unit.
The inspector recommended the installation of a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System to prevent moisture from entering his home. CleanSpace Liner was installed to seal out moisture, a SaniDry CX dehumidifier collected moisture from the air and pumped it to a SmartDrain. The foundation walls were insulated with EverLast Panels. The vents were sealed with CleanSpace Vent Covers and the crawl space door was replaced with an EverLast CrawlSpace Door.
The project took seven days, and the effects were very noticeable right away. Glenn was thrilled!
George M. of Beaufort, SC was concerned about the condition of his home after Hurricane Matthew. He noticed extremely high levels of humidity that never seemed to go away.
Due to FEMA regulations, George was prohibited from sealing his crawl space vents, thereby preventing him from completely sealing off his crawl space. However, he was very interested in putting down a vapor barrier. He called Lowcountry Basement Systems because he knew it was going to be a difficult job, “that should be undertaken by professionals.”
Billy Brandenburg, one of Lowcountry Basement Systems’ inspectors, recommended sealing the earth off from the crawl space with Clean Space Linear. Billy also recommended an EverLast Crawl Space Door to seal the crawl space entrance. A SaniDry CX dehumidifier was installed to remove the moisture from the air. Billy recommended installing 10 SmartVents around the crawl space to allow water pressure to equalize around the foundation in the event of another hurricane.
George was thrilled with the design and execution from the Lowcountry Basement Systems team!
Ann W. of Okatie, SC was concerned about her home when she noticed her floor sagging and doors not opening and closing properly. Ann was tired of seeing these problems in her home every day, so she decided to call Lowcountry Basement Systems to schedule a free inspection of her crawl space.
Our inspector carefully took notes and pictures of what he noticed underneath her home, and notified Ann that the home needed nine SmartJacks to lift the foundation. Our SmartJacks are made of galvanized steel, and are used as a column support that lifts the sagging floor joists.
After one day of installation the foundation was lifted back into place, and Ann’s floors no longer sagged and her doors shut properly. Ann was overjoyed with the results, and impressed by how quick our team was able to complete the project.
Bill C. of Hilton Head Island, SC knew he had a problem with his driveway when a large dumpster was dropped on it years ago and left cracks in the front and back corners. Bill finally found the solution to his problem when he came across a Lowcountry Basement Systems ad in his local newspaper. He decided to call and set up a free inspection.
One of our inspectors, Brian, immediately knew what would fix Bill’s driveway cracks. Brian told Bill that the cracks should be lifted back into place and sealed with our PolyLevel and NexusPro Joint Sealant. Our PolyLevel is a high-density polyurethane that raises concrete slabs back to their desired position, and our NexusPro Joint Sealant is a long-lasting silicone-based sealant to fill joints and cracks.
Two days after installation, Bill was astounded by the results!
Paul G. of Beaufort, SC had a beautiful back patio that felt incomplete because of the ugly cracks that were in the concrete. He decided to finally get these cracks fixed when he stumbled across a Lowcountry Basement Systems ad in his local paper. He immediately called and scheduled a free inspection.
Our inspector Billy suggested to the homeowner that the cracks can be fixed with our PolyLevel and NexusPro Joint Sealant. Our PolyLevel is a high-density polyurethane that filled the voids in the cracks, and our NexusPro is a long-lasting silicone-based sealant to fill joints and cracks.
After one day of installation, Paul’s patio was flawless, and he was very happy with the results!
Julie C. of Okatie, SC said she had problems in her crawl space, cats, armadillos and other rodents. Making matters worse, Julie knew she had standing water under her home. She called Lowcountry Basement Systems for a free inspection.
After her two-hour appointment with inspector Brain Townsel. Julie knew she found the right company to help. Brian recommended a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System. The system would seal off Julie’s home from the elements and the “problems” wouldn’t be likely to return.
Our team was able to accomplish the job in two days. Julie was thrilled that no more animals were living under her home.
Pine Crest HOA of Bluffton, SC was experiencing flooding in their fitness and pool center during heavy rains. They stored expensive pool and fitness equipment that couldn't afford to be damaged. They desperately needed to have the area waterproofed and sealed from flooding water so they called Lowcountry Basement Systems to schedule an appointment to receive a free estimate.
Our inspector, Dan Friesen, carefully took notes and pictures of the damaged area and reported back to the company manager. He suggested that they replace the damaged drywall from the water and replace it with our EverLast Wall Restoration System, a 6 mil vinyl PVC sheet laminated to a ½” fiber reinforced rigid water resistant panel. EverLast wall panels will never rot or warp.
After two days of installation, the EverLast Wall was completely installed and the Pine Crest HOA was very happy with the outcome!
Arnold W. of Hilton Head Island, SC had a pool in his backyard. The pool deck started to sink and fall away from the pool and into the grass, he said. Arnold also noticed a few cracks in concrete in other places. After seeing an ad in the Island Packet newspaper, Arnold called Lowcountry Basement Systems to lift and level his pool deck back into place.
Brian Hunter of Lowcountry Basement Systems went to Arnold’s house and recommended lifting and leveling the sinking concrete with PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a fast acting, environmentally friendly way of lifting concrete. While Brian was at Arnold’s house, he suggested filling the cracks with Nexus Pro, a flexible joint sealant.
The job took just a few hours and Arnold was thrilled with his backyard once again.
Richard R. of Hilton Head Island, SC lived in a flood zone. To comply with NFIP Regulations and Building Codes, he was required to install flood vents in the lowest floor of his home, his 490 sq. ft. garage. Richard called the only authorized installer of Smart Vent flood vents in the area, Lowcountry Basement Systems, for help with the installation.
Brian Hunter of Lowcountry Basement Systems reviewed Richard’s preapproved plans, and the installation team was able to install the four vents within one day.
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Ken K. of Okatie, SC received some disturbing news from his property manager. Ken was told that was standing water in his crawl space, directly under the center of his home. Ken was advised to call Lowcountry Basement Systems to help remove and protect his home from moisture.
Ken took the advice and scheduled a free inspection with Lowcountry Basement Systems. The standing water noticed by the pest control company was still there when Brian Townsel of Lowcountry Basement Systems showed up to do the inspection. Brian asked Ken if it was a common issue, or if he just recently noticed it. Ken said water tends to stay there after heavy rains.
Brian recommended Ken protect his house from the moisture. If the subfloor, joists, or main beams absorb water vapor, it would weaken the structure of the house, Brian explained. Ken took Brian’s advice and decided to prevent bigger and more expensive problems in the future by encapsulating his crawl space.
To learn more about our Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System, click here.
Richard J. of Beaufort, SC contacted Lowcountry Basement Systems after Hurricane Irma flooded their crawl space in August of 2017. Before the hurricane, Richard was noticing moisture in the crawl space causing his floors to sag and potentially create mold growth. When the stormwater created an even worse environment for the crawl space, he knew he needed the help of an expert.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent Brian Townsel to Richard's home to thoroughly inspect the crawl space. Brian suggested that he encapsulate the crawl space with CleanSpace, a seven-layer reinforced polyethylene that isolates the home from the earth and reduces humidity levels. Since Richard's floors were sagging, Brian also suggested he have SmartJacks installed, a galvanized steel column support that lifts sagging floor joists.
After a few days of hard work from the Lowcountry production team, Richard's crawl space had a complete makeover! The crawl space was now dry from the moisture, and the sagging floor joists were lifted with SmartJacks. Richard was thrilled with the outcome!
Kevin J. of Okatie, SC contacted Lowcountry Basement Systems after he noticed standing water and an extensive amount of moisture in his new home's crawl space. Kevin was excited about living in his new home and wanted to keep it in perfect shape. He wanted to fix this issue as soon as possible, after doing some research online he decided to call Lowcountry Basement Systems and schedule a free appointment with one of the inspectors.
Lowcountry Basement Systems had an inspector go to Kevin's home in Okatie and thoroughly check out the crawl space. He took notes and pictures of the problem areas so that he could give Kevin a precise free estimate. He suggested that Kevin waterproof his crawl space with a SuperSump sump pump and drainage matting. SuperSumps are designed to relieve subfloor water pressure and evacuate water from the crawl space. Drainage matting is recycled high-density polyethylene matting with dimples that allow better conductivity for water to easily get to the perimeter drainage or sump pump.
After two days of installation, the crawl space was fully waterproofed and free of standing water. Kevin was very happy with the results and felt relaxed in his new forever home!
Nelda R. of Bluffton, SC became concerned about her porch when she noticed her home had started to sink into the ground. The porch became uneven and the white column pillars pulled away. It was Nelda's favorite part of her home and the settlement didn't sit well with her. She spoke to other companies about fixing the issue, and all of them wanted to completely remove the entryway and rebuild it. A process that would be long and expensive. Her mind was put at ease when she saw an ad for concrete lifting and leveling in her local paper from Lowcountry Basement Systems. She immediately called and scheduled a free appointment with an inspector.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent Brian Hunter to Nelda's home to inspect her entryway and provide an estimate to fix her problems. Brian suggested she level the sinking porch and columns with PolyLevel, a high-density polyurethane that is injected through a dime-sized hole in the concrete. It expands beneath the concrete slab to lift it back to its desired height.
Lowcountry Basement Systems' PolyLevel installers used PolyLevel to lift the patio to its level position. The patio looked great and Nelda was very excited about the outcome!
Julie H., of Hilton Head Island, SC called Lowcountry Basement Systems for help with her crawl space. Julie said her crawl space was wet, smelled, and filled her beach house with nasty odors. Julie wanted the odors to stop.
Dustin Farthing, an inspector of Lowcountry Basement Systems, went to Julie’s house. Dustin interviewed Julie and inspected the crawl space. The crawl space was humid, wet and needed to be sealed off from the earth. Dustin recommended installing a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System, to reduce moisture remove humidity from the crawl space.
Julie decided to move forward with the recommendation. The job took the Lowcountry Basement Systems crew three days to complete. After four days, Julie didn’t notice any more odors in her house. She was very happy!
Catherine M., of Port Royal, SC had a foundation problem a year ago. She didn’t know about Lowcountry Basement Systems and called a different company for help. However, the job wasn’t done perfectly, critters, rodents and other small animals dug holes around the foundation work creating massive voids under the slab of her house.
Catherine heard about Lowcountry Basement Systems through a friend and called for a free inspection. Lowcountry Basement Systems sent an inspector to help Catherine. It was recommended to fill the gaps with PolyLevel, a high-density polymer. In addition to filling the holes, PolyLevel would provide support to the slab, preventing it from sinking or cracking.
Catherine decided to have the job done. The project took four hours and now protects Catherine’s home from future foundation problems. Catherine was thrilled!
Elaine B. of Bluffton, SC had an addition built on her home a few years ago. Over time, the addition started to settle, unlike her house. This caused her addition not to be level with the rest of her home. Elaine called the foundation experts at Lowcountry Basement Systems for help.
Lowcountry Basement Systems recommended installing six galvanized steel helical piles around the perimeter of the addition to stabilize the slab. The helical piles would also give the installation team a chance to lift the addition. Elaine listened to the recommendation and agreed. She decided to move forward and fix her addition.
The job took two days to complete. The lift was achieved and the addition was made level with the rest of the house. Elaine was thrilled!
This homeowner had a bumpy driveway at his Bluffton, SC home. Some parts of the driveway had sunk, other parts of the driveway had been lifted by tree roots. The entire driveway was an eyesore and a dangerous tripping hazard. Burton saw an ad in the ValPak and called Lowcountry Basement Systems about their concrete repair services.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent an inspector to Burton’s home. The inspector recommended fixing the driveway rather than replacing it. PolyLevel, a modified geotechnical polyurethane foam could be injected under the driveway through small holes to lift and level the concrete, explained the inspector. Fixing the concrete would save the homeowner a lot of money.
Burton decided to have the work done by Lowcountry Basement Systems. In less than one day the driveway was level and the tripping hazard removed. He was thrilled!
A homeowner of Hilton Head Island, SC was experiencing problems in his home. He noticed moldy, musty foul odors in his house but he wasn’t sure where the smells were coming from. A friend suggested that he look in his crawl space for signs of moisture. He did a quick glance in his crawl space and decided to have Lowcountry Basement Systems do a full inspection of the area.
The inspector noted standing water. The relative humidity in the air was 86 percent! Mold and wood rot were documented in the crawl space. The inspector recommend installing a complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System for moisture control and waterproofing.
He loved his house and wanted to protect it. He decided to have the work done. The project took three days for the Lowcountry Basement Systems team to complete. He was very happy with the results and the comfort knowing his forever home was protected.
Bruce L. of Okatie, SC wanted to protect his home by encapsulating his crawl space. He knew that it was just a matter of time before the moisture that seeped in from the dirt floor would cause problems with the wood joists and beams. Referred by a friend, he called Lowcountry Basement Systems for a free estimate to encapsulate his crawl space.
The inspector gave Bruce a custom quote for a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System which would reduce the moisture and remove the humidity from the crawl space. Bruce agreed with the plan to protect his new home and had the work done.
In just a few days his crawl space was transformed and he was thrilled with the results.
John M. of Saint Helena Island, SC wanted to refinish the front porch of his home but wanted to check the concrete was stabilized first. A few years back it cracked and was repaired, but then new cracks appeared.
John saw an ad for concrete repair in the Savannah Morning News and reached out to Lowcountry Basement Systems for a free inspection of his concrete. The Lowcountry Basement Systems inspector suggested using PolyLevel to possibly lift the concrete slab. PolyLevel is injected through small dime-sized holes drilled into sunken concrete where it expands due to a chemical reaction, and lifts slabs back towards their original position. John agreed to have the work done and in less than a day his porch was lifted and the cracks sealed on their own. John was thrilled with the results!
Paul I. of Hilton Head Island, SC called Lowcountry Basement Systems with a problem. His porch was sinking and settling. He noticed it every day, and it was getting worse. Paul didn’t want to replace his concrete porch, he just wanted it fixed.
Lowcountry Basement Systems fixed Paul’s porch with PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a structural grade polymer that is capable of stabilizing the shifting soil beneath concrete, and it can lift concrete slabs; fixing tripping hazards. In just a few hours, Paul’s porch was fixed! And he didn’t to have to tear it up and pour new concrete.
Julie W. from Beaufort, SC had weak and sagging floors. Julie didn’t like to walk over some spots of her floor because she was afraid that her foot might go through the floor. Julie did some research online before calling Lowcountry Basement Systems.
Lowcountry Basement Systems inspected Julie’s foundation, both inside the home and under the home. A SmartJack System was installed under Julie’s subfloor to provide the needed support to her foundation. SmarJacks are capable of supporting 60,000 pounds of pressure each.
In just one day, Lowcountry Basement Systems was able to fix Julie’s floor. She noticed the difference right away and thrilled with the results!
Ray A. of Bluffton, SC called Lowcountry Basement Systems with a problem. Ray noticed cracks in his drywall, stretching from the corner of his door to the crown molding above. After seeing an ad for foundation repair services, Ray called to schedule a free inspection.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent an inspector to Ray’s home to examine the crawl space and the floor above. The inspector noted the humid crawl space and the sagging floor. He recommended that Ray have his crawl space encapsulated to prevent further foundation related issues. The inspector also recommended that a SmartJack System be installed in the crawl space to lift the subfloor.
Ray had the work done. It took one week, but after the SmartJack System was installed the gap in the cracked drywall closed. Ray was happy that his foundation problem was fixed!
John G. of Hilton Head Island, SC wanted to fix his driveway. There was a drop between two slabs, creating a bump in the driveway. John didn’t like having to deal with the annoyance of the bump every time he parked his car or drove away.
Lowcountry Basement Systems used PolyLevel to lift the sinking concrete slab back to its original level. PolyLevel is a structural grade polymer that expands after it is injected under concrete. John liked PolyLevel because it won’t wash out and it’s eco-friendly.
Small holes, about the size of a dime, were drilled into the slab. Then PolyLevel was injected. The driveway lifted and John was thrilled with the result!
Doug C. of Okatie, SC noticed that his home was settling. The cracks near his doorway were growing and the doors were starting to become more difficult to close. Doug didn’t know what to do, he went online and searched for help. After coming across the Lowcountry Basement Systems website, Doug called and scheduled a free inspection of his foundation problem.
Lowcountry Basement Systems was able to stop the settling of the home and lift the subfloor to make it easier to open and close the doors. When Lowcountry Basement Systems fixed the foundation problem, Doug was able to fix his drywall issue knowing that the crack would not appear again.
Lowcountry Basement Systems installed nine SmartJacks, crawl space support columns. SmartJacks are capable of supporting 60,000 pounds of pressure each. Doug was thrilled with the SmartJacks!
Harry C. of Hilton Head Island, SC enjoyed his pool in the backyard, however, over the time the pool deck began to settle into the ground. The beautiful concrete began to sink, crack and became uneven. Harry wanted to fix his pool but he didn't know how.
After seeing an advertisement for concrete repair services, Harry called Lowcountry Basement Systems and scheduled a free inspection of his issue. Lowcountry Basement Systems recommended injecting PolyLevel through some areas of the concrete to stabilize and lift the sinking concrete. Harry liked the idea of fixing his pool deck rather than replacing it and decided to have the work done.
It took the Lowcountry Basement Systems technician one afternoon to fix the pool deck. Harry was thrilled with the work!
Rudy H. of Beaufort, SC owned a home that was 15-years-old. One day after a heavy rain one day, he noticed there were a few puddles of water in the crawl space. Rudy decided to call Lowcountry Basement Systems to look at the issue.
Lowcountry Basement Systems recommended installing a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System. The system would prevent rainwater from entering the crawl space. It would also remove the water in the crawl space and reduce the humidity under the home. Rudy liked the idea and had the Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System installed with a sump pump and SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.
The project took the Lowcountry Basement Systems team about a week to install. Rudy was very happy to have his crawl space protected from mold and wood rot. The system also lowered his electric bill because the HVAC didn't have to run as much to reach and maintain the desired temperature.
Chuck N. of Hilton Head Island, SC called Lowcountry Basement Systems after seeing an advertisement on television for crawl space repair and encapsulation. Chuck, previously had his crawl space sprayed with foam, but there remained a moisture problem under his home. He wanted his crawl space cleaned up and in nice working order for the HVAC and termite professionals.
Lowcountry Basement Systems inspected the crawl space and showed photos of mold growing under the home to Chuck. It was advised to encapsulate the crawl space, sealing the home off from the earth.
The earth continually releases moisture vapor under homes, if the home is not sealed off, joists beams and subfloors can rot from the excess moisture.
Lowcountry Basement Systems fixed Chuck’s crawl space in one week. First, the crawl space was encapsulated, then a SmartDrain was installed. The crawl space vents were sealed, a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier was installed and a new crawl space door replaced the old leaky one.
With the moisture issue addressed, mold would not grow.
Chuck was thrilled!
Ed Appelbaum of Hilton Head Island, SC wanted to sell his home as soon as possible. However, there was one thing slowing him down. One section of his driveway sunk, creating bumps every time someone parked their car. It also created an eyesore and Ed was concerned that it might negatively impact his sale.
Ed called Lowcountry Basement Systems after seeing a couple of advertisements for concrete repair in the newspaper. Lowcountry Basement Systems sent an inspector to Ed’s home and recommended stabilizing the concrete slab with PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a two-part polyurethane foam that is injected under concrete through dime-sized holes. PolyLevel expands rapidly, filling voids, stabilizing and lifts slabs.
Lowcountry Basement Systems stabilized the sinking slab and lifted it with PolyLevel. Lowcountry also installed a CompressionGuard System to act as a shock absorber for naturally expanding concrete. The project took one day to complete after it was complete ED was able to list his house for sale.
Cassandra noticed that the concrete deck around her pool was sinking and causing tripping hazards, an unsafe environment for friends and family, and not to mention an eyesore. She knew that replacing the entire deck would be costly, but she knew the problem would only get worse over time and she needed to find a solution.
Looking for help, she went online to search for companies that replaced concrete. That's when she ran across Lowcountry Foundation Repair who specializes in concrete repair! Cassandra was excited about the possibility of not having to rip up and replace her entire pool deck so she reached out to Lowcountry Foundation Repair for help.
Lowcountry Foundation Repair sent an inspector to home who explained that there was a void underneath her deck that was causing her concrete slabs to sink and become unlevel. He went on to explain that they offered PolyLevel, a concrete lifting and leveling solution, that they inject underneath the concrete raising it back to its original position.
Cassandra did not hesitate. Not only was this solution less invasive and took significantly less time, but it also saved her thousands of dollars. Lowcountry came and repaired the concrete pool deck in record time, and now Cassandra and her family can enjoy their pool without worry.
The homeowner found that the insulation in their crawlspace was falling down in many places and looked old. They called Lowcountry Foundation Repair interested in getting better insulation and an encapsulation.
One of our inspectors came out for a free inspection and customized solution. Our full encapsulation system includes insulating the walls of the crawlspace in addition to its other aspects like our vapor barrier and dehumidifier, so the customer was pleased to move forward with that solution.
Their crawlspace was transformed into a dry, moisture-controlled space, protecting the wood foundation from moisture and creating a conditioned space that protects the AC from working extra hard against hot outside air.