The owners of this recently purchased Rincon, GA home wanted to address the exposed dirt floor crawl space and replace the insulation under their new home. They researched crawl space encapsulation online and found Lowcountry Foundation Repair.
Lowcountry Foundation Repair installed a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System for moisture and humidity control of the crawl space. A state-of-the-art SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier was installed. Now the family can breathe easier, knowing their crawl space is sealed and the humidity is controlled.
Mrs. Scott was tired of not being able to open her garage doors. She noticed that her bricks were cracking right above the garage doors. She decided to call on Lowcountry Foundation Repair to we could help.
Our inspector who came out to evaluate the issue assured Mrs. Scott that we could fix it, designing a customized solution for the settlement issue. Best of all we could do it with minimal disturbance of her property.
We used Piering to lift her garage back up to a level position and fixed her foundation problem for good!
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At Lowcountry Foundation 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 Effingham, GA, please fill out the form to the right and Lowcountry Foundation 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 Effingham, GA.
Darren N. of Springfield, GA saw an advertisement for concrete lifting and leveling from Lowcountry Basement Systems in his ValPak one day. He called and requested a free evaluation of his screened in porch. The porch had begun to sink and pull away from his home.
Ray, Lowcountry Basements Systems’ System Design Specialist went to Darren’s house in Springfield to look at the problem. Ray recommended installing four Slab Pier Brackets to fix Darren’s porch. The project was a quick install.
Darren has been happy with the results for many years now.
Amber S. of Clyo, Ga was making lunch for her two children one day when she noticed the floors beneath her feet began to flex. A few more steps out of her kitchen and the floors sagged easily. The hardwood floor she had known for years no longer brought warmth and comfort. Amber became afraid that something would happened if the floor wasn’t fixed.
A quick Google search provided the name of Lowcountry Basement Systems. On the website, there were many testimonials from people who had similar flooring issues fixed by Lowcountry Basement Systems. Amber called the phone number on the screen and asked to have an inspector look at her floor. Lowcountry Basement Systems sent Brian Townsel, Inspector, to her home in Clyo, Ga.
Brian examined the home and went underneath, in the crawl space. He then provided the solution that would remedy Ambers worries. Three SmartJacks® and repair work to a flooring joist would be the perfect solution for her and her family.
Amber went ahead with the project. It took two days to complete. She felt a lot better knowing the problem was fixed and her home was safe.
Melanie V. of Guyton, GA was having problems with her foundation. She noticed that her home was beginning to settle on both sides of the center beam of her foundation. Her kitchen and living room floor tiles were cracking, and the problem was just getting worse. After doing some research online, she decided to call Lowcountry Basement Systems and schedule a free appointment with one of our inspectors.
Our inspector took a look at her crawl space and documented what he saw. He showed her pictures of the crawl space and provided her with a detailed presentation of the solutions to fixing the problem. He suggested that she encapsulate the crawl space to prevent further moisture and humidity from weakening the beams in her crawl space that was causing her home to settle. Lowcountry Basement Systems encapsulated the crawl space with CleanSpace Liner, a seven-layer reinforced polyethylene that isolates the home from the earth and reduces humidity levels.
After three days of installation, the crawl space was completely encapsulated with CleanSpace. The homeowner was thrilled with the outcome!
A Rincon, GA veterinary hospital contacted Lowcountry Basement Systems after noticing signs of foundation settlement in their clinic. Over the years the hospital's foundation was slowly sinking when rain water began eroding away the soil underneath the slab. Due to the sinking, a large crack started to run throughout the clinic's floor.
The veterinarians said it was running through about 80% of the hospital. They knew they needed to address the issue as soon as possible before it got any worse, so they called Lowcountry Basement Systems to schedule an appointment with an inspector.
Lowcountry Basement Systems sent Dan Friesen to the hospital to inspect the foundation. Dan immediately knew that the foundation was beginning to settle, and helical piers were the solution to the problem. Helical Piers are installed to appropriate depths and capacities, and a steel foundation bracket is connected to the helical piers and attached to your foundation’s footing. The weight of your home is then transferred from the original, unstable soils, through the piers, to the competent soil or bedrock. The system is uniquely designed to potentially lift your home, making helical piers the best solution for complete foundation stabilization and lift.
After just two days of hard work from the foundation team, the hospital was lifted back to its appropriate level. The veterinarians no longer had to worry about the foundation sinking more. They were thrilled with the outcome!
Rusty H. of Guyton, GA fixed his crawl space a few years earlier, at least he thought he did. Rusty paid a termite company to lay down a sheet of plastic in his crawl space to stop the moisture, mold, and odor problem. However, it didn’t work.
One day, Rusty was replacing his subfloor insulation and noticed back dots on the wood. He went online and called Lowcountry Basement Systems for a free inspection. The inspector recommended installing a Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System to seal the earth and it’s moisture, off from the home.
In addition to sealing off the crawl space, the Complete CleanSpace Encapsulation System included a sump pump, and dehumidifier that would constantly move water and moisture away from his crawl space and foundation. Within three weeks, Rusty noticed the air in his house smelled better, the home wasn’t humid, and the microbial growth stopped growing.
Chris and April, of Rincon GA, noticed a corner of their garage was sinking, and a small crack appeared on the exterior. They were concerned with settlement and didn’t understand. Chris went online and searched for a company that could help. He called Lowcountry Basement Systems for a free inspection.
The inspector recommended stabilizing the foundation with three helical piles and brackets under the footing of the sinking corner. Chris and April decided to move forward with the project and prevent the issue from getting worse.
The helical piles were installed, brackets placed under the footer of the foundation and stabilization was achieved in one day. The piles also gave the Lowcountry Basement Systems team the opportunity to attempt lift and raise the footer back into place. The lift was successful and the gap in the crack was reduced. Chris and April were thrilled!
Milton M. of Rincon, GA needed to replace his floors. His home had sustained water damage and the floors rotted out. Before buying new floors, he learned about the process of replacing floors online. During his research he discovered that he might have a subfloor or foundation issue. Before investing thousands of dollars into new flooring, hoping it would stay intact and beautiful, Milton called the waterproofing and foundation experts at Lowcountry Basement Systems and scheduled a free inspection of his crawl space.
The Lowcountry Basement Systems inspector did a thorough evaluation of the foundation, during which he noted a significant lack of foundational support in the crawl space. The inspector designed a custom solution for Milton that would fix his problem and allow him to install nice new flooring that would last. The inspector recommended installing SmartJacks to stabilize specific areas of the main beam and other joists. Once installed, the damaged areas of the subfloor could then be replaced for the new flooring to be installed.
The team at Lowcountry Basement Systems completed the foundation repair work in one day and leveled Milton’s subfloor for the flooring company. The damaged areas were replaced and Milton’s floors were structurally sound once again. He very happy that he fixed the foundation before installing his new floors.
Harry and Juanita S. of Meldrim, GA had problems with their foundation. The pillars supporting their 123-year-old two-story house had deteriorated and caused the floors to sag. Harry and Juanita noticed the front pier crumbling over a decade ago, the floors got worse as time went on, and they worried their floors would fall apart.
Harry and Juanita had seen an ad for foundation repair in the Savannah Morning News and called Lowcountry Basement Systems for a free inspection of the home they had lived at for 46 years. After a thorough evaluation inside and underneath the home, the Lowcountry Basement Systems’ inspector recommended adding additional support to Harry and Juanita’s foundation under the subfloor in the crawl space. The project would use a SmartJack System of fully adjustable galvanized steel piers, to support the sinking areas of the home.
The project took two days to complete, and Harry and Juanita now have the peace of mind their home is on a stable foundation once more.
Randy B. of Macon, GA had a foundation problem that created a lot of other issues in his home. When Randy called Lowcountry Foundation Repair to schedule a free inspection, he said there were tears in his drywall, the windows and doors were sticking, and his floors were uneven.
Lowcountry Foundation Repair was able to fix Randy’s problems in three days. First, a Push Pier System was installed around the section of the home that was sinking. Then a SmartJack System with one PowerBrace beam was installed in the crawl space to fix the uneven floors.
Randy was thrilled with the outcome of the job and he noticed the differences right away. The floors were level once again. His windows and doors opened with ease, and his foundation was stable.
Kevin D. of Savannah, GA emailed Lowcountry Basement Systems with a problem. The shed in his backyard sat on a slab that sunk, causing water to run into the shed. An inspector from Lowcountry Basement Systems visited Kevin’s home and assessed his sinking slab. The inspector recommended using PolyLevel, a two-part expanding polymer foam engineered to lift concrete.
Kevin agreed to have the work done and the PolyLevel was injected through small dime-sized holes into the concrete slab, stabilizing it and lifting it back to level. Kevin was thrilled with the results!
Michele B. of Rincon, GA inherited a second home. She didn’t live there and didn’t have plans on moving in anytime soon. She wanted to protect the family home. There was one problem with the home that needed to be addressed. There was excess moisture under the home.
Lowcountry Basement Systems inspected the home and documented the relative humidity in the crawl space. Photographs of mold and microbial growth were taken and a solution to Michele’s moisture problem was recommended by the Lowcountry Basement Systems inspector.
Drainage matting a dimpled plastic sheet would be used to cover the earth and channel water to a SuperSump sump pump for evacuation. The crawl space vents would be sealed to prevent warm humid air from entering the cool crawl space. A SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier would be installed to ensure the humidity level remained low.
With the solution designed, Michele went forward with the project. After the system was installed the mold under the home stopped growing – there wasn’t any moisture, so mold growth and wood rot was prevented. Michele was happy to have her family home protected.
Ruth Ann's home in Dublin, GA had cracks in the exterior brickwork and she worried that this could indicate serious foundation problems. She called Lowcountry Foundation repair and one of our inspectors came out to provide a free inspection and custom quote. There were noticeable cracks in multiple places on the home's exterior, distracting from the beauty of the home. Our inspector recommended installing slab piers to permanently lift and stabilize the foundation. Ruth Ann decided to move forward with the project and was very pleased to find that the piers lifted her home so that the cracks became less visible. She was very happy that she chose Lowcountry to resolve her foundation concerns.
Homeowner, Pistol, from Guyton, GA noticed he had cracked bricks in the exterior of his home. To prevent this from becoming a more serious problem, Pistol did some research on who to call. Eventually, Pistol found Lowcountry Foundation Repair. After calling and setting up an appointment, Pistol was scheduled for a free inspection and a customized quote to fix the issue.
Our inspector looked at the problem and recommended our piering system. This would relevel the foundation and seal the cracks. Pistol decided to go through with the recommendation and our production team came and installed the piering system. As predicted, the foundation became releveled and the cracks were sealed. Overall, Pistol was satisfied with the results.
Experiencing symptoms of a moisture-ridden crawlspace, this homeowner needed a way to keep the water at bay. After calling Lowcountry Foundation Repair, they received a free estimate and the homeowner agreed for the crew to begin work on the crawlspace. Upon starting work in the crawlspace, the crew first installed a proper vapor barrier to keep most of the moisture from entering the space. This barrier was composed of Drainage Matting to allow the water to easily flow back out of the crawl space as well as a CleanSpace® liner to lock the moisture on the exterior of the new barrier. Then a dehumidifier was installed in order to pull in the still damp air within the crawlspace and separate any moisture from it. The now-dry air is circulated back throughout the crawlspace while the collected water is forced out of the home through a pump. With these additions to their crawlspace, this homeowner will no longer suffer from the musty smells and damp atmosphere caused by their crawlspace. The dehumidifier will ensure the air below this home remains dry and healthy for the future!