Before & After

Commercial Foundations Before & After Photos

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Tall SmartJacks Installed in Columbia Home

Patrick B. called Cantey Foundation Specialists because he (and his renters) were concerned about the kitchen floor falling in.  Using 4x4s, Patrick believed this was support the floor sufficiently; however, he realized that he needed a more permanent solution so that he could have peace of mind.  Cantey installed 4 SmartJacks at the height of almost 7 feet tall in the basement underneath the kitchen.  Now, Patrick has a more durable solution for his problems!

USC Main Campus Calls Cantey to Fix Sidewalk Settlement

University of South Carolina Main Campus called Cantey Foundation Specialists because their sidewalks outside of a few buildings were settling.  This caused tripping hazards and bad ascetic.  Production Crew Foreman, TJ Harden and crew member, Ryan McPherson had the solution to USC's problems: the patented PolyLEVEL process. By injecting the PolyLEVEL polymer beneath the concrete slabs, the sidewalks were leveled and lifted to the correct place.  Now, USC has both aesthetically pleasing and safe sidewalks and patios for their buildings!

SmartJacks Help Handyman Lift and Stabilize His Kitchen Floor in Columbia, SC

Richard W. has lived in his Columbia, SC since he was married long ago. His wife passed away a few years ago and ever since he has continuously been making improvements to his home in the hopes to leave it to his children one day. Richard was always a handyman and often does most of the fixing himself, however, when it comes to his crawl space he just cannot get into it. He knew that his kitchen floor was sloping and probably needed better stabilization. On the way to the grocery store, he heard a radio commercial for Cantey Foundation Specialists. He called in and was scheduled for an appointment with System Design Specialist Jason Hugg. When Jason arrived, he began his inspection and found that the best solution for Richard would be Cantey's SmartJack system. The installation would start by removing sections of soil where the tightly compacted crushed stone would fill to create a stable base for the footing to be placed on top. A steel beam that would be specifically cut to fit Richard's crawl space would then be placed on top of the footing and attached to the top of the crawl space. These steel beams or SmartJacks could then be adjusted to lift the kitchen floor to its proper position. Production Team Leader Trey Dukes, Production Team Member Estevan Lopez, and Production Team Member Brooks Walker came out and successfully installed the SmartJack system. Richard is pleased that he finally found a company that he could trust to get the job done right the first time.

SmartJacks Lift a Problematic Floor in Cayce, SC

Scott A. has only lived in his Cayce, SC home for a few years now but loves the area he is living in. He had primarily lived in the Upstate of South Carolina until a job promotion brought him to Cayce. When he moved, Scott decided to buy a small home as an investment and in the hopes that he would stay there. Being a homeowner is more than just buying a home though, there are many repairs and upkeep in having a home. When he moved in, he noticed that the living room floor was sloping but decided it would probably not get worse. Unfortunately, Scott was wrong and he decided to start looking for a company that could help. While watching the local news, he saw a commercial for Cantey Foundation Specialists. He called in and was scheduled for an appointment with System Design Specialist Jamie Beresford. Jamie came out and did an inspection of the crawl space before sitting down with Scott. Jamie explained that the sloping floor was due to the original piers not being able to handle the weight of the home. They needed extra support that Cantey's SmartJack system could provide. The SmartJack system installation would start with soil being removed at the sites for the SmartJacks. These holes would then be filled with tightly compact crushed stone that would be the solid ground for the footing. The SmartJack would be specifically cut for Rebecca's crawl space and attached to the footing as well as the beam above. Once the SmartJack is secure, it is then adjusted to create lift and stabilization for the floor above. Scott was confident in the SmartJack system and it being a lasting solution for this problem. Production Team Leader Aubrey McJunkin, Production Team Member David Watson, Production Team Member Francisco Lopez, and Production Team Member Oscar Mota came out and effectively installed the SmartJack system. Scott no longer has to worry about his sloping floor and knows to not take any problems with his home lightly from now on.

SmartJacks Give a New Family a Fresh Start in Pickens, SC

Junius S. has owned his home in Pickens, SC for over 20 years now. It has been a good home to himself and his family but he has decided to build a home. He and his wife want to down size now that they are empty nesters and they have always dreamed of building their own home. Before they leave though, Junius wants to make sure his home is a fresh start for the new family that will ultimately move into their home. The floor in the living room has always sloped slightly but has gotten worse over time. Junius decided he would find a company to fix the foundation so that was not a worry for the next family. His neighbor had foundation problems in the past and Cantey Foundation Specialists did an excellent job. Junius called into Cantey and scheduled an appointment with System Design Specialist Katherine Dillon. When Katherine came out and did her inspection she found that what Junius needed to solve his foundation issues was Cantey's patented SmartJack system. Katherine further explained that soil would be removed at each of the SmartJack locations along the crawl space. Tightly compacted crushed stone would fill these holes and a footing would be placed on top of that creating a stable foundation. Galvanized steel beams specifically cut for Junius's home would then be attached to the footing and then attached to a beam that would run along the top of the crawl space. Production Team Leader Israel Santana, Production Team Member Jonathan Lowder, and Production Team Member Austin Boan came out and effectively installed the SmartJack system. Junius is now building his new home and putting the finishing touches on his for a new family to make memories in.

Total Before & After Sets: 28

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