High humidity in this crawlspace made it the perfect place for insects and rodents to live. A Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation system was installed to create a less suitable environment for the nasty critters.
This Mount Pleasant, SC homeowner had concerns about her foundation because her floors were sagging in the middle of her home, and her crawl space only had one pier supporting the living room. She called Lowcountry Foundation Repair to schedule a free inspection of her crawl space.
We leveled her floors and lifted the foundation with our SmartJacks, which are used as a column support that lifts sagging floor joists. A total of three SmartJacks were installed and the project was finished. The homeowner was more than pleased with the outcome!
Half of the air you breathe in your home comes from your crawl space. Our Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation system seals off the earth from your home, improving air quality, preventing wood rot to your subfloor and reduces humidity in your home. Call us for a free estimate.
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At Lowcountry Foundation and Crawl Space Repair we are the local expert basement and crawl space repair contractor. Whether your home is experiencing foundation cracks, water in your crawl space or a damp basement, we are the skilled contractors to repair your home right the first time. For a FREE no-obligation basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space repair estimate in Charleston County, SC, please fill out the form to the right and Lowcountry Foundation and Crawl Space Repair will contact you shortly.
Our company not only adheres to the highest basement, crawl space, foundation industry standards, but we also strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide. Our contractors also use state-of-the-art products and technology designed to fix your home right the first time. Our company is the authorized Basement Systems dealer in Charleston County, SC.
Meredith G. of North Charleston, SC was experiencing sagging floors about 10 feet long in one of the hallways of her home. The support joists and insulation beneath her floors were beginning to droop, causing her floors to sink along with them.
Meredith was tired of having to always struggle to get around her home, so she called Lowcountry Basement Systems to set up an appointment for a free inspection of her crawl space. Immediately our inspector noticed severe sagging of the wood joists holding up the foundation and floors of her home.
Our inspector informed Meredith of the situation, and showed her the photos and notes that he took while inspecting the crawl space. Meredith’s foundation needed additional support, so we installed our galvanized steel column support SmartJacks, which lift sagging floor joists. After the installation and completion of the project, Meredith noticed a huge difference in her floors, and was thrilled with the outcome. Meredith can now rest easy in her forever home!
Thomas B. of North Charleston, SC was concerned when he noticed a musty odor coming from his crawl space. He has lived in his home for about 35 years, and decided it was time to have his crawl space inspected.
To his own curiosity, he looked in the crawl space and noticed drooping insulation, as well as damp walls and joists. That is when Thomas decided to call Lowcountry Basement Systems to schedule a free inspection.
Our inspector carefully recorded what he saw in the crawl space, and suggested that Thomas encapsulate it with our CleanSpace product to seal the crawl space from outside moisture. We installed a SmartSump to evacuate water from the CleanSpace encapsulation system, and a SaniDry Sedona to maintain the relative humidity in the crawlspace. After two days of installation, Thomas’ crawl space was free of odor, moisture, and unhealthy living conditions. Thomas was thrilled with the result and the professionalism of the team!
John V. of Charleston, SC was worried about his 45 year old home when he noticed puddles of water, mold, and bugs in his crawl space. John plans to make this his forever home, so he decided to call Lowcountry Basement Systems to come out and fix his crawl space problems.
Our inspector, Jason, took notes and pictures of what he saw in John's crawl space. Jason suggested that we install drainage matting and our SuperSump pump system to evacuate standing water from the crawl space. The drainage matting allowed for an easy flow of water to the sump pump.
After one day of installation, John's crawl space was waterproofed, and he was thrilled with the results!
Microbial growth was spotted by Charleston homeowner, Mike Hauge. Mike told Lowcountry Basement Systems inspector, Billy Brandenburg, that he noticed the odor when he was upstairs. Mike also told Billy that he was concerned about possible leaks in his subfloor.
Billy inspected Mike’s home for two hours and recommended a custom solution to his problems. First, Billy recommended cleaning out the crawl space, then sealing it off from the earth. Moisture would be collected via drainage matting and pipping, then pumped away from the home via sump pump. The crawl space would be encapsulated with CleanSpace Linear and crawl space vents were sealed. A SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier would be installed to remove water vapor from the air.
With the prevention and removal of water intrusion, microbial growth could not take place. Mike was happy two weeks later when the odor went away.
Kate B. of North Charleston, SC purchased a home a few months ago. It was an older home, in pretty rough shape. Kate wanted to repurpose the building for storage, however, the foundation walls were leaning and cracked. It wasn’t a great place to store sentimental or valuable family items.
Kate did some research online about her leaning wall problem and discovered Lowcountry Basement Systems. Billy Brandenburg, one of our inspectors, went to the property and recommended securing the walls with Carbon Armor.
Carbon Armor uses fiber-reinforced polymers which are ten times stronger than steel, yet flexible enough to conform to walls. Kate was happy was the recommendation. It was the perfect solution for her new storage area.
Johnathan A. of Charleston, SC had a problem with his crawl space. His living room always felt humid and his air conditioner ran constantly. After researching his problem, Jonathan called Lowcountry Basement Systems for a free inspection of his crawl space.
Jason Ussery, one of our inspectors, did a complete investigation of Johnathan’s crawl space. Jason documented the high humidity under the home and recorded it. Jason recommended sealing off the home from the earth by encapsulating the crawl space. Moisture would be collected via drainage matting and pipping, then pumped away from the home via sump pump. The crawl space would be encapsulated with CleanSpace Linear and crawl space vents were sealed. A SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier would be installed to remove water vapor from the air.
The job took three days to complete but Johnathan noticed a difference right away and he was thrilled! His air conditioner wasn’t running all the time and his home was much more comfortable and protected from the earth.
Chuck W. of Mount Pleasant, SC just moved into his new home when he noticed that the floors were slightly sagging. He wanted his new forever home to be perfect, so he called Lowcountry Basement Systems to receive an estimate on a crawl space encapsulation and dehumidifier system.
Our inspector, Jason Ussery, carefully inspected Chuck's crawl space and suggested that he encapsulate it with our CleanSpace liner, a seven-layer reinforced polyethylene that isolates the home from the earth and reduces humidity levels. Jason also suggested installing one of our best dehumidifying systems, the SaniDry Sedona. The SaniDry is a dehumidifier that maintains the relative humidity in the crawl space to prevent moisture and microbial growth.
This job took four days to install, but Chuck was thrilled with the outcome of the project and happy with his new home!
Terrie J. of Charleston, SC had cracks in the wall next to her fireplace. A few months later, she was at the Southern Women's’ Show in Charleston and met one of our team members, Alexis. Alexis helped Terrie schedule a FREE inspection of her foundation.
Jason, one of our inspectors, went to Terrie’s home. He recommended installing two SmartJacks in the crawl space to provide additional support to the foundation. The SmartJacks were installed quickly and provided immediate support.
With the SmartJacks in place, the sinking wall was lifted back into place. Terrie was thrilled!
Billy S. of Mount Pleasant, SC saw an ad in the Post and Courier newspaper for concrete lifting and leveling services and decided to get a free quote on his sinking drive. During the phone call to schedule the appointment, Billy discovered that the company, Lowcountry Basement Systems also encapsulated crawl spaces. Billy asked that his crawl space be looked at too.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent Jason Ussery to Billy’s home. Jason was able to help Billy with his driveway issue and recommended that he encapsulate his crawl space due to the high moisture content in the air. Jason explained how moisture weakens subfloors, joists, and beams under the home which in turn causes saggy floors, cracks in drywall, sticking windows, and doors.
Billy decided to have Lowcountry Basement Systems install it’s Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System to protect his investment. After the system was installed, Billy was thrilled with the results.
Kirk R. of Johns Island, SC noticed he was having issues with his crawl space last year. His beautiful hardwood floors began to buckle. A few months later, a plumber was putting in new gas lines into his home and noticed water falling from the subfloor insulation. The plumber told Kirk he had moisture issues.
After the gas lines were in, Kirk found Lowcountry Basement Systems’ website and called for a free crawl space inspection.
The plumber was correct. The crawl space had a bad moisture problem, but Lowcountry Basement Systems could fix it and protect Kirk’s home with a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System. The crawl space would need to be sealed off from the earth. The crawl space would need a dehumidifier and sump pump to collect any moisture and move it away from the foundation.
The project took three days to complete. After a month the hardwood floors returned back to their original shape and position. No more buckling.
Tony C., of Hollywood, SC had a problem with rodents in his crawl space. He called multiple crawl space repair companies, Lowcountry Basement Systems was one of them. Tony’s crawl space had excess moisture, creating the perfect environment for bugs, critters and rodents.
Lowcountry Basement Systems recommended that Tony encapsulate his crawl space and seal it off from the earth. In addition to encapsulating, it was recommended to install a SaniDry dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air. The new environment would not attract insects, pests or rodents.
Tony decided to hire Lowcountry Basement Systems to do the work. The job took three days and Tony didn’t have to worry about his crawl space being invaded by rodents again.
Elvira of Charleston, SC had a problem with the floors in her home. She said the floors moved when she walked throughout her house and they were uneven. One day, Elvira received a postcard in the mail advertising the foundation services of Lowcountry Basement Systems and called for a free inspection.
Lowcountry Basement Systems recommended that Elvira stabilize her floors with a SmartJack System. The system would be installed in her crawl space to support the subfloor above. SmartJacks are custom cut, can be adjusted in the future if needed, and are capable of supporting 60,000 lbs.
Elvia decided to have a SmartJack System installed. The project took one day, and she was thrilled with the immediate results!
This Savannah, GA homeowner was reminded of her driveway problems every time she came home from work. Parts of her concrete driveway had cracks running through it, other sections of the driveway had sunk, creating bumps when she parked her car.
After seeing an ad for Lowcountry Basement Systems concrete repair services in the Savannah Morning News, she called for a free inspection. An inspector from Lowcountry Basement Systems recommended fixing the driveway instead of replacing it. PolyLevel could be injected under the driveway to lift the sinking section, eliminating the bump and tripping hazard. PolyLevel foam expands immediately to many times its liquid volume to create a powerful lifting force, and can be driven on in just 15 minutes!
With a level driveway, NexusPro, a silicone-based sealant for joints and cracks, was used to seal the remaining cracks in the driveway, and in less than a day her tripping hazard was removed. She was thrilled with the results!
Betty P. of Mount Pleasant, SC had a lot of moisture in her crawl space which worsened during heavy rains. Her closets smelled musty and damp due to the humid air from the exposed dirt floor seeping in through the subfloor into the house. Betty’s floors were also cold in the winter, which made it uncomfortable in her house. Betty went online to research crawl space problems and solutions and found LowcountryBasement.com.
An inspector visited the home and went in the crawl space. He noted rotted, fallen insulation and some of the wood beams and joists supporting the subfloor were mildewed. The inspector recommended Betty encapsulate her crawl space to reduce the moisture and humidity. Betty had a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System installed, and in just a few days she noticed the musty, damp smells in her house were gone! She was thrilled!
Jane M. of Charleston, SC had floors which sunk all the way from the kitchen to the dining room. Cracks appeared in the walls above doors and the kitchen floor alone dropped an inch! Jane had seen an ad for Lowcountry Basement Systems in Summerville’s Journal Scene and called for a free inspection.
The inspector noted cracks in the brick work of the home and missing and damaged piers that were not properly supporting the beams and joists in the crawl space. A custom solution was put in place to fix Jane’s issues. It was recommended to first install a helical pile to stabilize the area where the foundation sank the deepest. The steel helical piers were mechanically “screwed” into the soil and attached to the foundation footing. The weight of the home was then transferred to the load bearing strata in the ground. SmartJacks were then installed in the crawl space to stabilize specific areas of the main beam and other joists. Once installed, the damaged areas of the subfloor could be repaired.
In just a few days Jane’s floors were lifted and the cracks sealed up on their own. Jane was thrilled!
Darold C. of Charleston, SC called Lowcountry Basement Systems with a problem. His crawl space needed to be encapsulated. Darold had a leak in the wall behind the kitchen drain, which had trapped water between the floor and the subfloor. Darold had seen an ad for Lowcountry Basement Systems’ crawl space repair service and called for a free estimate.
An inspector from Lowcountry Basement Systems visited Darold’s home and thoroughly inspected it and the crawl space below. The relative humidity was very high in the crawl space, making it very humid and damp, causing sodden, fallen insulation and rotting, molding wood. The inspector agreed with Darold that encapsulating his basement would be a great solution, and a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System was installed to protect the crawl space from moisture. The final step of the project was adding a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier to control the humidity. In just a few days Darold could rest easy knowing his crawl space was protected from moisture.
Jacob K. of Charleston, SC had a nasty crawl space before Lowcountry Foundation Repair fixed it for him. During the inspection, there were multiple documented signs of mold, wood rot, and a high humidity level under the home. The Lowcountry Foundation Repair inspector designed a custom solution for Jacob that remove the water and reduce the humidity, stopping the mold from growing.
First, debris in the crawl space was removed. Then Drainage matting was used to cover the earth. On top of the matting, CleanSpace liner was used to seal the home from the earth, reducing moisture and humidity levels. The crawl space piers were wrapped with CleanSpace liner and the foundation walls were covered with CleanSpace liner as well.
A sump pump and SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier were installed. The crawl space vents were sealed and a new crawl space door replaced the old one. The job took four days for the Lowcountry Foundation Repair team to complete.
John C. of Savannah, GA called Lowcountry Basement Systems and asked to have an inspector look at his crawl space. John was concerned after he noticed standing water under his home. Mold, wood rot raced through his mind once he saw the water.
Lowcountry Basement Systems photographed the standing water, the falling insulation and noted where the water was wicking up the foundation walls. It was recommended to encapsulate the crawl space with a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System. The system would be comprised of a few different parts: Drainage matting to keep the water down and protect the Clean Space liner that would seal the floor, foundation walls and crawl space pillars. The crawl space vents would be sealed. A new crawl space door would replace the old leaky door. A sump pump and dehumidifier were also installed.
The system was designed to remove moisture and reduce humidity, preventing the mold and wood rot that John feared. It took the Lowcountry Basement Systems team a couple of days to do the job. After it was done, John was thrilled to know his home was protected from moisture issues!
Jehan, from Johns Island SC, called Lowcountry Foundation Repair after seeing our television advertisement. He set up a free on-site estimate for crawl space repairs. When Alex, our design representative, inspected the area, he noticed that there was water in the crawl space and wrote up a proposal for a sump pump. We installed a Zoeller crawl space sump pump which will keep it dry foryeard to come.
Cynthia loves her home and the community in Charleston, SC. It's coastal waters and southern charm create a beautiful landscape that she could enjoy, day in, and day out. However, that humid coastal air can wreak havoc on unsuspecting homeowners. The humidity levels and heat are a breeding ground for mold and mildew that can damage foundations if left unprotected.
Cynthia was unaware of the silent enemy damaging her home until one day she noticed her countertop was pulling away from her wall. A friend of hers told her that it sounded like she may have a foundation issue. She suggested reaching out to Lowcountry Foundation Repair because they had done a great job on her own foundation. Cynthia called the company right away and scheduled an appointment for her free inspection.
Turns out that her friend was right about the foundation issues and the quality of the company. Lowcountry Foundation Repair installed CleanSpace encapsulation system to seal out the moisture and protect her home. Cynthia is relieved to know that her home is protected and will last her for years to come.
Ann was having difficulty keeping water from entering her garage so she reached out to Lowcountry Foundation Repair for help.
The inspector came and suggested that Ann have a HydroLink drain around the perimeter of her property to move the water away from her home so that she could keep her space dry and comfortable.
Ann agreed to the solution and there is no longer water coming into her garage.
Andrew noticed that his home in Awendaw, SC had a rotting subfloor and moisture in the crawlspace. He contacted Lowcountry Foundation Repair and received a free inspection and custom quote. To resolve the moisture concerns, the inspector recommended our CleanSpace Encapsulation System. The custom solution included a sump pump to pump water out of the crawlspace to a drain away from the house. Andrew is very happy that Lowcountry was able to transform his crawlspace into a clean, dry, useable space!
Eric noticed that he had dampness in the crawlspace of his home in Mount Pleasant, SC. He was also worried about mold, so he called Lowcountry Foundation Repair for a free inspection and custom solution. Our inspector found that the dampness was caused by excess humidity in the crawlspace, which had also caused the insulation to fall. Our inspector recommended installing a dehumidifier to lower the humidity, along with drainage matting to protect the crawlspace from ground moisture. He also recommended sealing the vents in the crawlspace to keep excess moisture out and prevent mold from growing. Eric decided to move forward with the project and was very happy that he chose Lowcountry to resolve his foundation concerns.
Homeowner, Connie, from Charleston one day noticed she had buckling floors and problems with her foundation. Connie did not want this to lead to further problems, so she did some research until she found Lowcountry Foundation Repair. Connie gave us a call and we set her up with an appointment.
The day came where our inspector came to do a free inspection and give a customized quote for the solution. Our inspector recommended using SmartJacks. SmartJacks would support the home and relevel the floors fixing Connie’s foundation issues. Connie decided to move forward with this recommendation.
Our production team came in and installed SmartJacks. Just as predicted, SmartJacks releveled the foundation and fixed the buckling floors. Connie was satisfied with the results, and this is another example of how we are working to redefine our industry.
Homeowner, Tom, in Isle of Palms, SC noticed he had water in his crawlspace. Rainwater would enter the crawl space during storms. He knew that this could lead to a larger home problem, so he did some research on the web for who to call. After some looking, Tom found Lowcountry Foundation Repair. After calling us, we set Tom up for a free inspection and a customized quote.
Our inspector came to Tom's home to look at his crawlspace. He saw there were some cracks in his crawlspace which were causing water to enter the space. Our inspector decided that installing an encapsulation would be the best option. The encapsulation would seal off any groundwater and keep the crawlspace dry. Our production team installed the encapsulation and now Tom will have a dry crawlspace for many years.
A nasty, wet crawl space can cause major concerns for the rest of the structure. As water vapor evaporates into the home, this can cause mold growth, pooling water, structural damage, and more. Luckily the experts at Lowcountry Foundation Repair have an efficient solution with the vapor barrier which has been proven to protect against water seepage, air leaks, water intrusion, and more. By sealing off a dirt crawl space from the rest of the home, we can better protect the entire structure while also creating a clean and secure storage area! By adding crawlspace installation, we can further protect home health, energy-efficiency, and value. We start by insulating and air sealing rim joists, as the perimeter zone can be a major source of air infiltration and heat loss. Then we add Foamax board wall insulation, which resists water absorption, mold growth, and water infiltration!
This homeowner was confused when their crawlspace was getting damp even though they had a dehumidifier installed in the crawl space. They called us at Lowcountry Foundation Repair and we sent a inspector out for a free inspection of the crawl space. The inspector noticed that even though there was an existing dehumidifier in the space, it was poor quality, ineffective in reducing the moisture level, and wasting power. There was also an issue with the plastic vapor barrier in the crawl space. It was a 6mm thin plastic vapor barrier with holes & gaps, not sealed to the walls. It was allowing humidity to rise up from the ground and come through the walls into the space. The inspector recommended not only having a better dehumidifier installed, but also fully encapsulating the crawl space to effectively control the moisture for good. Our production team installed a CleanSpace encapsulation and then replaced the dehumidifier with our highly effective, energy-efficient dehumidifier, the SaniDry Sedona.
A homeowner in Wadmalaw, SC called in with concerns about their crawl space, citing moisture issues that they believed were messing up the floor. Upon inspection, our specialist discovered high humidity levels and insulation falling down from the subfloor, but the homeowner also had a new island installed in the kitchen, causing a sag in the floor due to the weight and inadequate support in the crawl space. Our inspector recommended removing the moldy, wet insulation and installing a CleanSpace Encapsulation System to protect against harmful moisture - as this contributed to weakening the floor's integrity over time. They also recommended installing a SmartJack Support System to properly support the area and maintain the level of the floor.
The homeowner of a residence in Wadmalaw, SC contacted us after their HVAC company suggested that they consider getting their crawlspace encapsulated to address moisture issues. Our inspector conducted a thorough evaluation of the crawlspace and discovered very high levels of humidity, which were causing condensation to form on the cold air ducts. This condensation was leading to the formation of puddles of water on top of the existing plastic barrier, which was also causing the subfloor insulation to fall down and expose the subfloor to moisture. To address this issue, our inspector recommended installing a CleanSpace Encapsulation System, which would help to control the humidity level in the crawlspace and prevent further damage to the home.
A homeowner in Wadmalaw Island, SC called us with concerns about their foundation shifting, specifically in the kitchen where the floor was visibly uneven and other rooms had squeaky floors. Our specialist conducted a thorough inspection and found multiple areas around the home showing signs of foundation settlement, including stairstep shape cracks that had been filled multiple times with grout, as well as unlevel areas of the floor with insufficient support in the crawl space. Based on their findings, our inspector recommended a combination of concentric piers and SmartJacks to provide the necessary support and stabilize the foundation.