3 Questions for Contractors Seeking a Building Foundation Expert

One look around the Charleston region and it is evident the commercial construction industry is alive and well. From retail centers and hotels to restaurants and medical facilities, commercial contractors are busy creating a variety of new structures to accommodate Charleston’s growing population.

Regardless of the size, scope or ultimate function, each building needs a solid foundation, which means turning to a company that can lay the groundwork for a quality, lasting project. One such firm is Lowcountry Basement Systems, which specializes in foundation support for new construction of all types, including commercial, residential, government and municipal buildings.

Contractors looking for a company well versed in foundations need to ask these 3 questions during their search:

1. What’s the company’s reputation?

No builder wants to be left with shoddy workmanship or a faulty foundation that leads to time-consuming and costly building delays. This means finding a foundation expert qualified to do that work – and do it well.

Lowcountry Basement Systems is a certified Foundation Supportworks commercial dealership. Foundation Supportworks is an international foundation repair contractor network serving the United States and Canada. Its dealerships are trained at one of its two headquarter locations and are committed to integrity, quality and service.

2. Does the company offer cookie-cutter solutions?

Each building project is different, so a foundation company offering a one-size-fits all product probably isn’t the best choice. Lowcountry Basement Systems is focused on providing innovative choices that are tested and proven in the foundation industry.


Its commercial foundation services include:

  • Helical tension anchors
  • Helical pile installation
  • Push (resistance) pier systems
  • Residential foundation repair
  • Engineering services and support
  • Load testing
  • Foundation design
  • Foundation restoration


3. Does the company stand behind its work?

As a Foundation Supportworks Certified Contractor, Lowcountry Basement Systems offers a complete line of foundation products for repairing existing structures as well as end-bearing deep foundations for new construction applications. The company’s products include helical piles/helix piers; helical/tieback anchors; push pier/underpinning systems; and soil nails.

Products are manufactured in Foundation Supportworks facilities that are fully ISO 9001 certified. All galvanized steel products are manufactured in accordance with ASTM A123 & ASTM A153 standards for hot-dip zinc coatings. Each product is routinely spot-checked by certified engineers to ensure precision and quality workmanship.

Large-scale commercial projects routinely have million-dollar price tags, so building the appropriate foundation for the structure, the soil and the Lowcountry weather is an important investment. Charleston area contractors should consider a company’s breadth of products and its reputation in the industry when choosing a foundation partner.


To learn more about Lowcountry Basement Systems, schedule a free inspection or get a free repair quote, fill out the form below or visit online at CharlestonFoundations.com or call 843-410-3797.