This Savannah, GA homeowner needed help lifting, leveling and stabilizing her subfloor. Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a SmartJack and PowerBrace beam to add additional support to the subfloor, solving the problems.
This Savannah, GA home had a sagging floor which causing some of the doors to stick when opening and closing them. The joists and beams under his house were not properly supporting his subfloor.
Lowcountry Basement Systems did an inspection and installed a SmartJack System in the crawl space to support the floors. With the floors level again, the doors were able to open and close with ease.
Paul C. of Savannah, GA owned a townhome. A year ago, he said, the neighbors put something very heavy in their townhome causing the floor in Paul’s home to sink. Paul called Lowcountry Basement Systems to help him fix his foundation problem.
Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a SmartJack System to support the joists in the crawl space. SmartJacks are galvanized steel support columns that can support loads over 60,000 pounds each. In addition to the SmartJacks, a PowerBrace beam was installed to allow the SmartJacks to provide support to the structure across an eight foot span. Paul’s foundation was fixed and he was thrilled to protect his home from the neighbors.
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Paul had concerns about leaks and water intrusion in his Savannah, GA home. The water was coming in through the walls during heavy rains. Concerned about future flooding of his crawl space and possible water damage to his home, it was time to fix the problem. Lowcountry Basement Systems came out and offered Paul a permanent solution.
The waterproofing system included the installation of CleanSpace liner, a 20 mil reinforced vapor barrier, regrading of the crawl space to assist in proper drainage, and a SmartDrain to alert the homeowner of any future plumbing leaks or water intrusions. Our team also installed a SaniDry dehumidifier to control the humidity and moisture in the crawl space, and an EverLast door to help seal out the humid outside air.
Paul can now rest assured that his crawl space is protected and will remain dry!
During replacement of their HVAC ducts, a homeowner in Savannah, GA discovered extreme moisture issues in the crawl space that was causing wood rot, sub-floor damage and a sinking floor. Some of the beams were black with tufts of white mold growing and the wood was like a sponge. The homeowner previously had their HVAC company install a vapor barrier, but they were still experiencing moisture problems.
Our team regraded the crawl space, installed drainage matting, CleanSpace liner, SilverGlo wall insulation. They also installed a SmartSump to address any future water intrusion and a SaniDry dehumidifier to control the humidity and moisture in the crawl space.
The homeowner can now rest easy that the moisture issues are resolved and won't worry about subfloor damage due to water and humidity in the crawl space.
For far too long, Betty R. of Savannah, GA had been suffering from nasty, musty odors in her home caused by mold growing in her crawl space. The aromas were so pungent that Betty purchased three dehumidifiers for her first floor to combat the hostile mold problem. The equipment ran all hours of the day with no avail. Betty continued to suffer from to the stinky smells, and her health began to suffer.
The dehumidifiers removed moisture from the air. However, they were not able to address the cause of her problems, the mold and moisture in her crawl space. Betty heard of Lowcountry Basement Systems from her neighbor who had similar problems until we fixed them, but it took Betty a little over a year to call to us.
She assumed that her problem would cost just as much as her neighbors, so she scrimped and saved for a year. When our inspector went to her house, Betty was ready with check-in-hand, but she was surprised to find out that the solution to her mold problem wouldn’t cost as much as her neighbors’. Her crawl space was 40 percent smaller. Consequently, she would not need as much labor as her neighbor, bringing down the quoted price.
Betty's problem was solved when we installed a complete encapsulation system in her crawl space. She had the entire area covered with Cleanspace liner. SilverGlo paneling was installed along the crawl space walls; a Sani Dry dehumidifier collected moisture in the air, then pumped it out from under the home. A sump pump was also installed to remove standing water.
When she found out that she could have called a year ago and financed the project, she felt like kicking herself for not calling us sooner.
One early morning, Pamela S. of Port Wentworth, GA woke up and went about her daily routine. Much to her surprise, as she was sipping on her coffee, she noticed cracks in along her doors. Pamela started researching the problem and discovered that she had a foundation issue. She called Lowcountry Basement Systems right away.
John, System Design Specialist, went to Pamela’s home in Port Wentworth to look at the problem. He provided her with photos of the issues and explained to her what had happened seemingly overnight. John recommended that she have her house stabilized to prevent further issues. Additionally, it would provide an opportunity to lift the foundation that had settled.
Installation of the five Push Piers was completed in one day. Pamela’s house raised and the gaps between the cracks were closed. Pamela was elated!
Lloye, W. of Pooler, Ga noticed the floor around his fireplace was not level with the rest of his living room floor – it was sinking. The weight of his newly added hearth was too much for the subfloor to bear and the joists started cracking.
Lloye called foundation repair experts, Lowcountry Basements, and asked to have an inspector come to his house. Brian Townsel, System Design Specialist, inspected the home, inside and out. Brian recommended adding support to the subfloor with the PowerBrace™ System and Smart Jacks to support the steel beams.
The Lowcountry Basement Systems team installed 12 Smart Jacks and 60 ft. of PowerBrace™ under Lloye’s home to support his subfloor. The project was completed in two days with all the debris removed. Lloye was able to keep his floor and his fireplace.
Allen H. of Savannah was making lunch in his kitchen one day when he noticed his floors had started to sag. He immediately became concerned and didn’t want the problem to get worse. Allen and his wife went online to research the issue and found Lowcountry Basement Systems, foundation repair specialist.
Allen called Lowcountry Basement Systems and scheduled a free inspection. Rob Videon, Owner, and System Design Specialist, inspected the home, inside and out. Rob recommended adding additional support to the weaken joist below, using PowerBrace™ and Smart Jacks.
The project went quickly, only taking two days to complete. Both Allen and his wife were happy with the outcome and didn’t have to worry about their floors anymore. Two months later Allen recommended Lowcountry Basement Systems to his friend.
Sereen S. of Savannah, GA had a problem with his foundation. His drywall developed a long crack, and his hardwood floors were sinking in some places. Beneath his feet, the subfloor was experiencing many problems.
After researching the problems online, Sereen found Lowcountry Basement Systems and made an appointment for an inspector to go to his house. Billy Brandenburg went to Sereen’s house and documented his findings. Billy saw the floors sagging in the crawl space; he also noted the cracked and failing joist that were no longer supporting the subfloor.
Sereen’s foundation needed additional support, explained Billy. The floor was sinking, and the sinking action caused the walls to pull apart, cracking the drywall. Billy showed Sereen the photos he took in the crawl space. Billy designed a custom long-term foundation solution Sereen’s home. After it was installed Sereen noticed a difference right away. Three support posts, SmartJacks, and two PowerBraces were installed to provide the house with the support it needed. Lowcountry Basement Systems also installed new joists to replace the broken ones.
Terry R. of Savannah had a problem with his floor. In the past, Terry worked with a different company to add support joists beneath his subfloor. After a little bit of time, Terry experienced the same problems as before, so he called Lowcountry Basement Systems for a free inspection.
Terry told Kris Evens, a Lowcountry Basement Systems inspector, that he wanted the problem fixed permanently. Terry also recognized a significant challenge for the installation team, the crawl space was very short. There wouldn’t be much room to do the work.
Kris identified the two locations where SmartJacks could be installed to solve the problem. The Lowcountry Basement Systems team was able to squeeze in the crawl space and do the needed work. Terry has thrilled with the result and the professionalism of the team!
Catherine S. of Savannah, GA was a previous customer of Lowcountry Basement Systems in 2014 when she needed a water damaged floor joist replaced and lifted to prevent her dining room from collapsing. She was so happy with the results the first time that she contacted us again for another project!
Catherine wanted her previous inspector, Brian, to come look at her crawl space again for additional SmartJacks, which are used as a column support that lifts sagging floor joists.
We stabilized Catherine’s foundation with eight SmartJacks, and she was once again thrilled with the results!
Norman R. of Savannah, GA was a previous customer of Lowcountry Basement Systems in both 2013 and 2014. He previously had work done on his foundation to fix his sagging floors, and decided that he would also like to encapsulate the crawl space. He called us again to schedule an appointment for an estimate on his crawl space.
We encapsulated Norman’s crawl space with our 20-mil thick CleanSpace liner, which isolates the home from the earth completely and reduces humidity levels. We also installed a dehumidifier called SaniDry CX to maintain proper relative humidity in the crawl space. After the project was complete, the homeowner no longer had to worry about flooding or rotting floor joists in his crawl space. He was thrilled with the outcome!
Tommy H. of Savannah, GA owns a 116-year-old home, and was concerned about the longevity of its foundation. After seeing our ad on television and doing some online research, he decided to call Lowcountry Basement Systems to schedule a free inspection.
Our inspector went to Tommy's home and thoroughly looked in his crawl space. He took pictures of the floor joists and wrote down important notes to show the homeowner. He suggested that Tommy's foundation needed three SmartJacks with steel beams assembled to lift his foundation. Our SmartJacks are used as a column support that lifts sagging floor joists.
After three days of installation, Tommy's historic home was now safe from foundation settlement. He was thrilled!
Susan C. of Savannah, GA almost tripped over her driveway one afternoon. She quickly became concerned about the long crack in her driveway and didn’t want any of her guests to fall. She had heard about Lowcountry Basement Systems concrete lifting and leveling services from a friend and gave us a call.
Brian Hunter, one of our inspectors went to Susan’s home and looked at her driveway. It was installed in 1984, had a long crack through it and was resurfaced a few years ago. Brian recommended lifting the concrete with PolyLevel, a high-density polyurethane formula. Small holes were drilled into the concrete where PolyLevel was then injected beneath the slab. Within seconds the concrete was lifted back into place.
Susan was thrilled with the results! She parked her car on her driveway 15 minutes after the project was complete!
Guy W. of Warner Robins, GA had a brick front porch that was a mess! Guy and his wife were embarrassed to have any family or friends over because it was a safety hazard for anyone to even get to the front door. He knew that the front of his home was settling because his porch was separating away from his house and the slab had dropped about an inch. He thought there was no solution to these problems until he called Lowcountry Basement Systems. He scheduled a free appointment with one of our trusted inspectors to receive an estimate on his porch.
Our inspector, Brian Hunter, suggested that Guy have PolyLevel installed to attempt to lift the slab and to push the porch back towards the home. PolyLevel, a high-density polyurethane, was injected through a dime-sized hole in the concrete. It then expanded beneath the concrete slab to lift it back to its desired height.
This project only took one day to complete, and the homeowner was absolutely thrilled. His porch is no longer a mess, and he was eager to invite some friends and family over for dinner!
Theresa G. of Savannah, GA was flipping through the Savannah Home Magazine when she came across a picture that looked just like her home. Theresa’s home was built in 1930 and there were cracks in one of her walls, just like the cracks in the picture. She picked up the phone and called Lowcountry Basement Systems for help.
Brian Townsel, one of our inspectors, went to Theresa’s home and suggested installing three SmartJacks and a PowerBrace. Brian noted a long stretch of joists in the crawl space that were sagging, causing walls to sink and drywall to crack. The SmartJacks would lift and support the galvanized PowerBrace under the sagging joists, lifting them up to support the home.
Theresa went forward with the project. It took one day to complete and she was thrilled with the results!
Tim C. of Savannah, GA started noticing damp smells in his home. He knew where it was coming from and he didn’t like it. Tim went online and searched for a company that deals with waterproofing issues in crawl spaces. After giving Lowcountry Basement Systems a call, Tim felt better knowing the experts would come look at his home.
During the inspection of Tim’s home, the inspector from Lowcountry Basement Systems asked Tim about the recent hurricane. Tim said the crawl space had received between three and four inches of water. Brian Townsel, the inspector explained what water can do to a structure of a home and he recommended encapsulating the crawl space.
The complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System, suggested by Brian would prevent and remove moisture from the crawl space. This would remove the odor from the home, prevent sagging floors, prevent wood rot under the home and protect Tim’s investment.
Tim decided to move forward with the project. It took three days to complete, but after a week Tim noticed a big difference in the comfort level of his home.
Spencer E. of Savannah, GA contacted Lowcountry Basement Systems after he became worried his home might flood from the approaching hurricane. Spencer was concerned about the abundant rainfall and high tides, he didn't want his home to be washed away or damaged by a flood.
Lowcountry Basement Systems' inspector, Brian Hunter, went to Spencer's home and reviewed his flood insurance declaration and elevation certificate. After an inspection of the home, Brian suggested that Spencer have Smart Vents installed on his garage door.
Brian explained the vents would allow water to enter the garage after the flood waters reached four inches. The Smart Vent design allows water pressure to be equalized on both sides of the foundation wall (so water must be on the inside too), protecting his foundation. Smart Vents are the most advanced protection on the market and are ICC-ES certified that protect houses and buildings during floods by preventing water pressure buildup that can destroy walls and foundations.
In one day, the Smart Vents were installed and Spencer's home was protected. Spencer said he felt a lot better with the hurricane approaching.
Marianne B. of Savannah, GA became worried about her foundation after noticing her hardwood floors were very cold to walk on and were sagging in specific spots. When she looked in her crawl space she noticed that the subfloor insulation was falling. The entire crawl space was a mess! She did some research online and came across Lowcountry Basement Systems' website. She was very impressed with the numerous customer video testimonials and five-star reviews, so she called and made a free appointment for herself.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent Dustin Farthing to Marianne's home to inspect the crawl space and find a solution for her chilly floors. He suggested encapsulating the crawl space with our Complete CleanSpace System. The encapsulation system consists of the CleanSpace moisture barrier, a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier, and a sump pump to evacuate any water in the crawl space. CleanSpace is a seven-layer reinforced polyethylene that isolates the home from the earth and reduces humidity levels. The SaniDry Sedona is a dehumidifier that maintains the proper humidity level in the crawl space to prevent moisture and microbial growth. With the encapsulation system, Marianne won't have to worry about having cold feet anymore!
Dustin also recommended having SmartJacks installed in the areas where her floors were sagging. SmartJacks are galvanized steel column supports that lifts sagging floor joists.
After a few days of installation, Marianne's home was completely encapsulated. She was so happy that she no longer had to constantly wear socks around her house to keep her feet warm. She was thrilled with the results!
Natasha B.'s home in Pooler, GA sustained the heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017. Luckily, Natasha's home survived the storm, but the water eroded much of the soil beneath the foundation. Consequently, the foundation sunk.
Shortly after Irma, Natasha noticed a crack in her slab foundation. Inside the home, she noticed her doors were not shutting properly. She decided to research the problems she was experiencing and came across Lowcountry Basement Systems' website. She was very impressed by the multiple before and after photos, as well as numerous five-star reviews, so she called and scheduled a free appointment with an inspector.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent Dan Friesen to Natasha's house to inspect the foundation. Dan noticed that the foundation was in need of additional support, so he suggested having Push Piers installed. Push Piers stabilize your home’s foundation and in many cases can lift your home back in place.
After installing 10Push Piers under the foundation, the home was properly supported, and the doors closed with ease! Natasha was extremely pleased with the outcome of the job and now recommends Lowcountry Basement Systems to anyone with foundation repair needs.
Greg F. of Savannah, GA became concerned about his home's foundation when he started to notice multiple signs of settlement appearing around his home. His bathroom had signs of settlement, the floors were sagging and the tile was cracking. He also noticed other areas around his home where the floors just didn't seem right, they were unlevel and seemed too weak to walk on. Lastly, he spotted some cracks in the drywall of his home, a very common sign of foundation settlement. He felt as if his house was crumbling beneath him, so he asked his neighbors for some advice who previously had some foundation work done. They told him to call Lowcountry Basement Systems and schedule an appointment with an inspector. Greg called the very next day!
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent Dan Friesen to Greg's home to thoroughly inspect the crawl space. Dan took notes and pictures of all the problem areas to show to Greg so he could have a better understanding of the issue. Dan suggested that he have SmartJacks installed in his crawl space. A SmartJack is a galvanized steel column support that lifts sagging floor joists.
Greg's crawl space had five SmartJacks installed and four beams replaced to lift his home back to level. No more sagging floors or cracked tile! He was more than pleased with the outcome of the project.
Brett O. of Savannah, GA became concerned about his home when his crawl space flooded after Hurricane Irma hit in 2017. He needed the best solution to clean up his crawl space to prevent further damage. Luckily, while driving to work one day, Brett noticed a Lowcountry Basement Systems truck that advertised for crawl space waterproofing. As soon as he had an opportunity, he called and scheduled an appointment to receive a free estimate.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent Dustin Farthing to inspect the crawl space. Dustin took notes and pictures of the crawl space to report back to Brett. After explaining the issues, Dustin suggested the best solutions for Brett's crawl space. He suggested installing CleanSpace, a seven-layer reinforced polyethylene that isolates the home from the earth and reduces humidity levels. He also explained how a dehumidifier is the best way to maintain the humidity in the crawl space, so no further moisture would build up on wood joists.
After four days of hard work from the installers, Brett's crawl space was encapsulated with CleanSpace! Brett was very happy that the damage from the hurricane was cleaned up, and he knew he'd be safe from future storms!
John K. of Savannah, GA became concerned about his home's foundation when he began to notice a strange smell in his bedroom. After an hour of searching for old food and dirty laundry, he noticed the closet felt very humid. He did some research online to diagnose his problem and was directed to Lowcountry Basement Systems. He was thankful he didn't leave any nasty food left in his room but realized he had a bigger issue on his hands. He called Lowcountry Basement Systems and scheduled a free inspection of his crawl space.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent Dustin Farthing to Savannah to inspect the crawl space. Dustin thoroughly took notes and pictures of all problem areas to report back to the homeowner. Dustin sat down with John to explain what was going on with the foundation, and suggested he have CleanSpace installed. CleanSpace is a seven-layer reinforced polyethylene that isolates the home from the earth and reduces humidity levels. Dustin also suggested a SaniDry Dehumidifier to reduce and maintain the relative humidity and prevent microbial growth.
After a few days of hard work from the installers, John's crawl space was fully sealed and protected with CleanSpace. Shortly after installation, John noticed that the odor had completely disappeared, he was very pleased with the outcome!
Natasha B. of Pooler, GA became concerned about her home's foundation when she noticed a crack running down the middle of her home. The crack was unsightly and was ripping up her bathroom tile. She also noticed that her home seemed very un-level, and was sinking towards the back end of the home. She realized there was a huge problem, so she called Lowcountry Basement Systems to schedule a free appointment with an inspector.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent Dan Friesen to Pooler to inspect the foundation. He noticed the common signs of foundation settlement, cracks in the foundation, sticking doors and windows, and unlevel floors. He suggested that Push Piers be installed to level and support the home. Push Piers stabilize your home’s foundation and in many cases can lift your home back to level. Steel pier sections are hydraulically driven through the bracket to bedrock or a stable soil level. Then, the weight of your home is transferred through the piers to the competent soil below, and a lift can be attempted to bring the home back to its original position.
After three days of installation, Natasha noticed the symptoms of settlement were gone. She was very thankful that Lowcountry Basement Systems was able to return her home to the way it was supposed to be.
Thomas B., of Savannah GA recently had a termite inspection when he learned that he had a microbial problem in his crawl space. Thomas searched online for companies could help reduce the moisture and humidity in his crawl space. After a few minutes, he found Lowcountry Basement Systems and called to schedule an appointment.
Brian Townsel, an inspector of Lowcountry Basement Systems, went to Thomas’ home and confirmed the high moisture levels in the crawl space. Brian recommended installing a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System to reduce the moisture and remove the humidity from the crawl space.
Thomas decided to have the Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System installed. The job took three days for the Lowcountry Basement Systems team to complete. After the job, Thomas felt much better about his crawl space and noticed the air in his house smelled cleaner.
This homeowner of Savannah, GA was having trouble in her home. Some of her doors were not closing properly, Lucy also noticed cracks appearing near the door and window frames. At first she started looking for drywall experts, but after a few conversations she realized that she had a foundation problem.
She called the foundation repair experts at Lowcountry Basement Systems and requested a free inspection of her foundation. The inspector recommended adding additional support to her foundation under the subfloor. The project would require a couple of SmartJacks, adjustable galvanized steel support piers, to support the sinking area in her home.
It took Lowcountry Basement Systems one day to fix the foundation. The homeowner was thrilled with the instant 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!
Tthis Savannah, GA homeowner had a moldy, musty smell in her house. Not knowing where it was coming from, she cleaned her home many times but the odor remained. A couple of online searches later, Erin thought the smells might be coming from the crawl space under her home. She decided to call Lowcountry Basement Systems, the crawl space repair experts, for advice.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent an inspector to Erin’s home. The inspector documented mold, rotting joists, wet debris and a relative humidity of 95 percent! It was advised to encapsulate the crawl space from the earth to reduce the moisture and remove the humidity from the crawl space.
The team at Lowcountry Basement Systems removed the debris and installed a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System to seal the crawl space. The system lowered the relative humidity, preventing mold from growing. The musty smell was gone within a week and she was thrilled.
This Savannah, GA homeowner needed help with her family home. The floors were sinking and she was losing peace of mind. Cindy did extensive research on foundation repair companies in the area and called Lowcountry Basement Systems for help.
The previous homeowners installed additional cinder blocks and wooden shims in the crawl space to lift the main beam under the home but it was not effective. Lowcountry Basement Systems had a solution, and installed a SmartJack System of high-capacity, fully-adjustable steel piers cut to size to support to the subfloor.
The SmartJack System provided the proper support to the subfloor and solved the foundation problem!
Foundations can sink as dirt in the crawl space settles underneath a home. This house in Savannah, GA was experiencing this sinking issue. The floors in the home were sagging and the chimney was separating from the house.
The homeowners turned to Lowcountry Basement Systems for help. An inspector went to the home and recommended installing a Helical Pier System to stabilize the foundation wall and possibly lift it back into place. Lowcountry Basement Systems also installed a SmartJack System in the crawl space to support the joists and subfloor.
After the work was done the foundation was stabilized and properly supported. The homeowners were thrilled with the results.
This person had high humidity in his Savannah, GA crawl space. Charles researched crawl space humidity and related causes. His search lead him to Lowcountry Basement Systems website. Charles called and scheduled a free inspection of his foundation.
After meeting with an inspector from Lowcountry Basement Systems, he decided to have his crawl space encapsulated to prevent more moisture from affecting the joists and subfloor. This would also reduce the amount of time his air conditioner needed to run. A Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System was installed, and two state-of-the-art SaniDry Sedona dehumidifiers were installed in the crawl space. This combination of products reduced the moisture and humidity in the crawl space.
The homeowner was thrilled! The specialized products Lowcountry Basement Systems installed transformed his crawl space into a clean, dry foundation that was an asset rather than a liability.
This Savannah, GA home was experience sinking floors around their master bathtub and other areas, causing them to change their walking patterns and lose the ability to utilize the tub.
They asked Lowcountry Basement Systems to inspect their home’s foundation. A combination of a Push Pier System and Helical Pier System were used to stabilize the home’s settling foundation and prevent further movement. Lowcountry Basement Systems also installed a SmartJack System and PowerBrace System in the crawl space to add additional support to the subfloor.
A stable house and no more sagging floors. The owners were thrilled and can use their master bathroom again!
Mark B. was renovating his Savannah, GA home and wanted to encapsulate his crawl space. He wanted to improve the quality of air coming up through the floorboards from the crawl space into the house. He didn’t want the air from underneath his home irritating the asthma symptoms of his family. Mark and his wife Ann had seen Lowcountry Basement Systems at the Savannah, GA Home Remodeling Expo, and called them for a free inspection of his crawl space.
The Lowcountry Basement Systems’ inspector agreed with Mark that encapsulating his crawl space was a great idea. This would isolate Mark and Ann’s home from the earth, sealing it off to prevent moisture from getting in the joists and subfloor. Mark and Ann decided to have the work done.
The project took two days to complete, and the effects were noticeable right away. Mark and Ann were thrilled!
During a routine annual termite inspection, Thomas G., owner of a 118-year-old Savannah, GA church was notified that the church had a wood rot issue in the crawl space. The main beam/ girder underneath the building had severe wood rot and it was suggested to have a professional foundation inspection done. Thomas saw a Lowcountry Basements Systems ad in the Savannah Morning News offering free inspections on foundation issues. Thomas called Lowcountry Basement Systems for help.
An inspector from Lowcountry Basement Systems visited the church and designed a custom solution to address the foundation. The system included repairing the main beam; installing a SmartJack System to add support between the failing crawl space columns and installing five concentric piers near one section of the foundation wall.
Thomas met with the other leaders of the church. They decided to have the work done. In just two days the church’s foundation was fixed, and everyone was thrilled with the results!
Arthur B. of Savannah, GA had a problem with his driveway. One corner of the slab was sinking and Arthur worried the 10 by 15 foot area would crack. Arthur researched mudjacking a concrete lifting technique that turns a mixture of sand, water, and cement into a slurry of sorts which is then forced beneath the concrete fill voids. Arthur didn’t like the mess or the complications for this type of procedure, so he looked for something better, seeing and ad in the Savannah Morning News for PolyLevel, a two-part, expanding polymer foam that is injected beneath concrete to lift the slab. Lowcountry Basement Systems is the area’s PolyLevel expert and Arthur booked an appointment to have his slab fixed.
In less that one day the problem was fixed! PolyLevel was injected through very small dime-sized holes drilled into the concrete where it filled the void, and lifted the slab to its original height. Arthur was thrilled with the results and didn’t have to worry his slab would sink any further or crack!
Bill and Louise G. of Savannah GA had a problem with their crawl space. They had only owned the home for two months but noticed a sagging floor when they purchased it. Safety was their biggest concern. Bill and Louise had seen an ad in the ValPak for free foundations inspections from Lowcountry Basement Systems, so they called and scheduled an appointment.
An inspector from Lowcountry Basement Systems visited the home and inspected the crawl space and the house above. The inspector took photos of molding beams, joists and noted a rotted subfloor areas! A custom solution was put in place to fix the issues in Bill and Louise’s crawl space. The solution included repairing 27 feet of the damaged main beam and over 50 feet of joists as well as replacing almost 500 square feet of subfloor in the crawl space.
In less than a week the subfloor and beams had been repaired or replaced, and Bill and Louise could rest assured their home was safe and secure from the foundation up.
David T. from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), had a problem near one of the dormitories. The concrete path was sinking and it created a tripping hazard for busy students. David didn’t want to replace the section of concrete as the school didn’t have money allocated for that. He called Lowcountry Basement Systems wanting to fix the concrete instead of replacing it.
Lowcountry Basement Systems was able to help David and the students at SCAD by injecting PolyLevel beneath the concrete slabs. As the two-part structural grade foam filled the voids, it mixed, expanded and lifted the concrete back into place.
It was the perfect solution for SCAD. The job took a few hours to complete and everyone was happy to have the problem fixed.
Betty M. of Savannah, GA called Lowcountry Basement Systems for help with her floor. Betty noticed that her floor had weakened. First, she picked out new flooring and had it installed, but that didn’t fix the weak floor. She did some more research, and found Lowcountry Basement Systems’ website and decided to schedule an inspection of her crawl space.
Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a SmartJack System to provide the needed support for the flooring, getting rid of the weak feeling. SmartJacks are custom-cut to length crawl space piers that can support loads over 60,000 pounds each! Betty’s project required five SmartJacks, and the project took just one day to complete. She noticed the difference immediately!
Kristin and George A. of Savannah, GA had problems with their foundation. Cracks appeared in their foundation wall and they worried their house was sinking. Not knowing what to do, Kristin and George researched foundation solutions and saw an ad for Lowcountry Basement Systems in their local ValPak. They called for a free inspection.
After a thorough evaluation it was recommended that Kristin and George install a Push Pier System, designed to stabilize and even lift settling foundations. Galvanized steel push piers are hydraulically driven into the ground,where the weight of the leaning foundation can then be transferred from its unstable footing. Kristin and George agreed to have the work done and the Lowcountry Basement Systems team only needed to install two push piers. Kristin and George’s home was now safely supported from the bottom up!
Virginia W. of Savannah, GA had a sagging crawl space. Moisture vapor and humidity from the earth had been absorbed by the joists and subfloor, weakening the subfloor. Virginia didn’t know what to do so she started searching for answers online; she came across Lowcountry Basement Systems’ website.
She called. Lowcountry Basement Systems sent an inspector to Virginia’s home. The inspector recommended installing a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System to remove moisture and reduce humidity from the crawl space. Over time, the dehumidifier also pulled moisture from the joists and girder, strengthening the subfloor.
After three weeks, Virginia noticed her floors felt more secure, the air quality in her home had improved and humidity level in her home had dropped. She was delighted with the results of the project.
Justin, J. of Savannah, GA slowly noticed changes to his home over time. Justin's floor didn't feel as solid as it did when he first moved in. His home was constantly humid, no matter how much he ran his air conditioner.
Lowcountry Basement Systems inspected Justin's crawl space and recommended a course of action to fix the situation. To remove the moisture under the home and reduce the humidity, Lowcountry Basement Systems installed a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation. First, the debris was removed. Then Drainage matting was installed over the earth, CleanSpace liner was used to cover the Drainage matting and cover the foundation walls and piers. The crawl space vents were sealed. A sump pump and dehumidifier were installed.
The project took three days to complete. Justin noticed a difference within two weeks and was thrilled with the work!
Jo-Anne B. of Savannah, GA began noticing musty smells in her home. Over time the smell didn't go away, she tried to find the source but wasn't able. After a few months, she finally poked her head into her crawl space and noticed the problem.
Mold covered the joists and beams. Insulation was falling and the ground was wet. She called Lowcountry Basement Systems for help. Lowcountry installed a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System to remove moisture and reduce humidity. The crawl space vents were sealed and a new crawl space door was installed.
Two weeks after Lowcountry finished the project. The odor went away. Jo-Anne was thrilled and wished she called sooner.
Michael K. of Savannah liked to entertain his company when they would come over to visit. Often, that meant relaxing on the back porch while grilling dinner. Over time, Michael received a few comments about the cracks in the concrete porch. He had noticed the cracks too but didn't think they were that bad. Eventually, it got to his nerves.
At first, he decided that he wanted to rip out the porch and pour a new concrete slab. However, after thinking about it, he worried that ripping up the concrete would create landscaping problems on his nice green grass. Michael didn't want to choose one over the other, so he called Lowcountry Basement Systems for help and asked if something could be done to save his porch without destroying his yard.
Lowcountry Basement Systems used PolyLevel to lift the sinking areas of concrete, then sealed the cracks with a concrete joint sealant to prevent erosion under the slab. The project took one day to complete. Michael was thrilled with the results of the project, he fixed his problem, saved his yard and saved money in the process!
Steve A. of Savannah, GA owned an older home, it was about 90-years-old. The crawl space had never been encapsulated and the moisture eventually rotted the joists and subfloor. One day, Steve had a HVAC company do routine maintenance and peak in the crawl space. The technician recommended that Steve call Lowcountry Basement Systems for a professional review.
Lowcountry Basements inspected the crawl space and recommended that the subfloor and joists under one-third of the home be replaced. The subfloor could not be saved. If things got worse, Steve feared he might put a hole through the floor.
Lowcountry Basement Systems removed the flooring, replaced the mold-covered joists and rotted subfloor. Then a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System was installed to remove water from the foundation and prevent moisture from entering the crawl space - preventing mold and wood rot from being an issue later.
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!
Jill M. of Tybee Island, GA had a settlement issue with the foundation of her home. The subfloor was sagging one section of her home. She previously addressed the issue and had a company install crawl space support jacks.
The jacks didn’t last. Jill called Lowcountry Basement Systems for professional advice. Lowcountry removed the rusted jacks and installed a SmartJack System. The system was comprised of multiple galvanized coated steel SmartJacks, supporting a PowerBrace Beam, running underneath multiple joists where the subfloor was sagging.
SmartJacks are capable of supporting 60,000 pounds. They are custom cut to height and can be adjusted. Moments after installation, Jill noticed the difference they made and she was thrilled. She also felt good knowing the SmartJacks won’t rust under her home near the beach.
Tony W. of Pooler, GA had a flooring issue. He called Lowcountry Basement Systems for help and told the appointment center the inspector would most likely notice soft subfloors and a moisture problem under his home.
Tony was right. The crawl space had never been encapsulated. The wet soil allowed his crawl space support columns to sink into the ground. Previous attempts to fix the problem had failed. Many shims had been placed between the support pillars and the main beam. The cinder block columns continued to sink into the damp soil.
Lowcountry Basement Systems fixed the problem by installing a SmartJack System. SmartJacks are capable of supporting loads of 60,000 pounds each. The system was custom designed to work in damp soils, and to not sink into the ground.
Lowcountry Basement Systems fixed the foundation issue in two days. Tony was thrilled with the work!
Harriett S. of Savannah GA was concerned about her foundation. She noticed the back corner of her home didn’t feel the same way that used to. The floors, she said, were soft and there was a long crack in the drywall that just appeared.
After seeing an ad in the Savannah Morning News for foundation repair services from Lowcountry Basement Systems, Harriett called to schedule a free inspection.
Harriett was right. The floor was sinking. Lowcountry Basement Systems fixed the sagging crawl space issue by stabilizing the joists and subfloor with a SmartJack System. SmartJacks are custom cut to height, crawl space support columns capable of supporting 60,000 pounds each. They are also adjustable.
With the SmartJacks in place, the Lowcountry Basement Systems team lift the subfloor and stabilized the floor where Harriett noticed the problem.
Harriett was thrilled to have her problem fixed!
Scott and Magonila, S. of Bloomingdale, GA had a moisture problem under their home. The moisture created other problems: wood rot, mold, the subfloor insulation absorbed some of the moisture and failed. The wooden floors in the home buckled and the planks in the kitchen separated.
They called Lowcountry Basement Systems for help. Lowcountry Basement Systems removed all the debris under the home and installed a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System that would collect moisture and humidity, and remove it from the area. The home was sealed off from the earth, the crawl space vents were sealed. The SuperSump and SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier installed.
Two weeks after the installation of the system, Scott and Magonila were very happy with the results! The wet wood under the home began to dry out and the mold stopped growing.