We had a very pleasant experience with Southern Dry. They were very helpful, answered all our questions and made sure we were happy and satisfied with their service. We highly recommend them to anyone needing any of their services. Even if they don't specialize in the service you need, they'll be happy to help get you on the right track.
It was a moment of serendipity when I met Russ from SouthernDry. At a place in my life where I was afraid to even call a foundation specialist, Russ came to the rescue. Him and his crew were extremely prompt at getting the job done and I highly recommend their services.
Forgive me for the long review, but great service is hard to find these days. When it's found, it should be celebrated. John and his crew were incredible from day 1. Water was pooling in our crawl space on a new construction and we were eager to have it resolved quickly to avoid the formation of mold and spores and potential health hazards for our family. John came out immediately and assessed the situation, explained all the issues, and developed a plan. We had a guaranteed price in our hands within minutes; fair middle road pricing for extremely high quality work. Many estimates came in 2x higher, just fyi. There was plenty of trash and construction debris left under the house from the contractors; SouthernDry crew removed every piece of debris and leveled out the ground before installing the drains and pumps and encapsulation material. John and his crew returned a week later because they wanted to make a modification to the system that they believed would be more efficient. I would have never known the difference, but because they care about the quality of their work, they made the modifications to ensure the efficiency and longevity of the system. After a month, I finally made it back to the far corner under the house and noticed water pooling under the encapsulation in one area. One phone call and 24 hours later, the crew showed up, assessed the situation and implemented the necessary modifications, installing additional drainage at no additional cost to me. Using SouthernDry was the easiest and best decision we made!
We had a severe problem with water in crawl space. We contracted with John to provide encapsulation, and he did a great job. The men who did the work were also great, and I was impressed with how well they cleaned up when the job was completed. A representative from our termite company came today for inspection, and he was very impressed. He said, "whoever did your encapsulation did an excellent job. I was able to go all over the crawl space, which was totally dry, and I could see everything so well due to the white plastic."
Had a couple or areas of where water had entered crawl space. John (Owner of Southern Dry) had his men lay French Drain inside entire perimeter of Crawl Space with addition of a sump pump. Then had Crawl Space Encapsulated. Also, Had a Dehumidifier and Condensation pump installed to prevent future humidity problems. Southern Dry did an excellent job for a fair price. John was always available for any questions I had during the entire process. I would definitely recommend Southern Dry for any encapsulation project.
I have had the total encapsulation for one week now, I am proud to say my relative humidity in my house now stays around 38-40%, I have actually had to raise my thermostat due to it feeling so much cooler and comfortable in my house with the lower humidity levels. I called around and compared prices and Southern Dry was by far the least expensive and the personable and easy to work with. And my crawlspace is dry as a bone. If you have moisture problems or high humidity in your home I would definitely recommend giving John Kabel with Southern Dry a call.