Termite Lawyer in White Stone, SC

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When you choose CDH for a termite damage attorney in White Stone, SC, you can rest easy knowing you're in confident, capable hands. Clients trust our law firm for termite damage cases because we have:

  • A Demonstrated Playbook of Strategies
  • A Proven Track Record of Successful Termite Cases
  • Substantial Termite Evidence Lockers with Experts and Depositions
  • Experience Handling Cases Across the Southeast United States
  • Manuals for Many Major Termite Control Companies

Unlike some termite damage law firms, our lawyers study the practices and policies of large termite control and home inspection companies. We use creative strategies to avoid unfair arbitration clauses and have devoted real resources to solving our client's claims.

Simply put, you can trust our termite damage attorneys with your case because we genuinely care about you as our client.

Whether you're a homeowner, commercial property owner, or a homeowner's association, know that you're not alone. If termites are causing damage to your property, don't let giant pest control chains or home inspection franchises take advantage of you. The cost of repairs should fall where it should - on the shoulders of the home inspection company, pest control company, or their insurers.

What Are the Signs of Termite Damage?

It's not always easy to spot the signs of termite damage, especially if you're an average person without much knowledge of the termite species. Plus, termites often wreak havoc in unseen areas like drywall, siding, and the framing of your house, so seeing damage isn't always easy. Despite those challenges, there are some common signs and areas for you to consider.

Some common signs of termite damage include:

  • Termite Swarms in Your Home
  • Discarded Termite Wings in Crawlspaces, Attics, or Other Areas
  • Small Holes or Pin Pricks in Walls
  • Mud Tunnels Running Along the Outer Walls of Your House
  • Dirt Falling Out of Cracks, Power Outlets, or Holes in Walls
  • Warped Doors and Windows

Some of the most common areas where termites do damage include:

  • In and Around Chimneys
  • Around the Bases of Outside Walls
  • In the Floors or Walls of Your Attic
  • In Your Crawlspace
  • Laundry, Bath, and Utility Rooms
  • The Floors and Sinks of Your Kitchen or Bathroom
  • Hollowed Out Wooden Areas Around Your Home

What Should I Do if I Find Termite Damage?

If you find termite damage in your home, it's best not to try and fix it yourself. Why? First, repairing damage from termites is a complicated, painstaking endeavor that requires a skilled, tedious approach. Spotting termite damage and knowing how to fix it requires a deep knowledge of how termites behave and live to get rid of them. Second, and perhaps most importantly, taking a DIY approach to termite damage may ruin your termite lawsuit.

That's true even if you have the skills and experience to do so. You might inadvertently destroy important evidence that is key to your case, which may ruin your chances of compensation for damages and poor work. Instead of trying to repair damage on your own, get a second opinion from a trusted inspector. Once your concerns are verified, it's time to call CDH Law Firm. Our experienced termite damage attorneys will dig into your case and discover if you're one of the thousands of people with grounds for filing a termite lawsuit.

Who Is at Fault for Termite Damage?

We get this question often at CDH Law Firm, though the answer is sometimes unclear. What we do know is that if you're looking for the max amount of compensation, we'll need to discover who was at fault. In some cases, it's easy to determine fault. For example, if you're a new homeowner, and a termite inspector or seller didn't inform you of an infestation, you may have grounds to sue.

However, things get more complex if you rent a home or bought a residence many years ago and have been using a pest control company for termite infestation. You could have grounds for a case against the pest control company, your landlord, or a different third party, depending on the circumstances of your case. That's why working with a termite attorney in White Stone, SC is so important - so they can investigate the details and damages associated with your infestation and determine who is accountable.

10 Common Excuses for Avoiding Termite Damage Liability

If you have trusted your home with a pest control company and encounter a termite issue, you might not get the help you expect, even if your claim is legitimate. With years of experience fighting big pest control companies and their insurers, we've heard just about every excuse in the book. If you're dealing with a termite problem, be wary if you hear any of the following excuses.

  • 01.The contract you signed releases our company of any liability.
  • 02.We can't help unless you sign a brand-new contract.
  • 03.There's moisture around the damaged areas of your home. We aren't responsible.
  • 04.We're under no obligation to discover hidden termite damage.
  • 05.We won't review your bond unless your property is re-treated.
  • 06.We don't have to pay because you have a re-treat-only contract.
  • 07.You need to pay for re-treatment because our chemicals or pesticides have worn off.
  • 08.You dug up our chemical barrier. Your infestation is not our fault.
  • 09.Our insurance company won't pay you. If you have a complaint, take it up with them.
  • 10.We'll cover the cost of fixing damage, but we won't open walls to see if more damage is present.

However, things get more complex if you rent a home or bought a residence many years ago and have been using a pest control company for termite infestation. You could have grounds for a case against the pest control company, your landlord, or a different third party, depending on the circumstances of your case. That's why working with a termite attorney in White Stone, SC is so important - so they can investigate the details and damages associated with your infestation and determine who is accountable.

Negligence

Can I Sue a Home Inspector for Negligence?

If your home inspector did not uphold their duties and obligations to you as the home buyer, you could most certainly sue a home inspector.

Unless your termite infestation was new when your home was inspected, it would be hard for a home inspector to miss it. If you just bought a house and you have discovered damage or signs of a termite infestation, contact CHSA Law today. Our team of termite damage attorneys may be able to prove that your inspector failed at spotting and reporting termite issues in your new home.

However, proving negligence is easier said than done without a lawyer by your side. Termite inspectors aren't always expected to find every bit of termite damage, and they're often not the final say in whether your home is damage-free. That's why, with CDH Law Firm as your advocate, we'll ask the hard-hitting questions needed to discover if your inspector missed termite damage for legitimate reasons or if they were careless and negligent. We'll help facilitate a second inspection if needed and will work tirelessly to earn you the compensation you deserve.

Breach

Can I Sue a Home Inspector for Breach of Contract?

You should know that even if your home inspector is legally negligent for missing termite damage or infestations, their liability will often be limited due to the language in their contract.

If your lawsuit doesn't have the proper foundation to prove negligence, your termite damage lawyer in White Stone, SC may be able to win compensation via breach of contract. In many circumstances, this is the best route to take if it's easier to prove that an inspector violated a contract. For example, suppose the home inspection contract you signed called for a whole-home inspection, and the inspector failed to survey your crawlspace or attic. In that case, you may have a viable claim in court.

At CDH Law Firm, we understand that every termite damage case situation is different. As such, we approach every case with a nuanced, multi-faceted strategy crafted with your best interests in mind.

Cobb, Dill, & Hammett Is Here When You Need Us Most

When a termite prevention company or home inspector is negligent and causes damage to your home, it's time to act fast. You need a trustworthy termite attorney in cityname, state by your side to take the proper steps toward getting compensation.

When you depend on CHSA Law, LLC, you'll receive personalized attention and proactive representation. That's because we make an intentional decision to limit our law firm's overall caseload. This allows us to better focus on our individual clients, many of whom remain with us for generations. We do not pass off cases to paralegals or junior associates but rather prioritize the attorney-client relationship.

We value compassion and integrity, and our practice reflects those values. If you're ready to take a stand, call our office today. Our termite damage lawyers will help create a better future for you, your family, or your business.

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BASF in South Carolina receives two Best in Business Awards

MAULDIN, SOUTH CAROLINA, December 15, 2023 – South Carolina Business Magazines’ readers awarded BASF sites across the Upstate South Carolina region with two Best in Business Awards.BASF received the Gold Award/First place in both the Best Manufacturer or Exporter and Best Advanced Manufacturer categories. This is the third straight year that BASF was featured in the Magazines’ Best in Business Awards. In 2022, BASF took home silver honors in the Best Manufacturer or Exporter and Best Advanced Manufacturer categories,...

MAULDIN, SOUTH CAROLINA, December 15, 2023 – South Carolina Business Magazines’ readers awarded BASF sites across the Upstate South Carolina region with two Best in Business Awards.

BASF received the Gold Award/First place in both the Best Manufacturer or Exporter and Best Advanced Manufacturer categories. This is the third straight year that BASF was featured in the Magazines’ Best in Business Awards. In 2022, BASF took home silver honors in the Best Manufacturer or Exporter and Best Advanced Manufacturer categories, and in 2021, BASF earned an Advanced Manufacturer honorable mention.

The Best in Business awards recognize companies and individuals from around the state that bring success to South Carolina's business community. Winners were announced in the December issue of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine.

BASF has sites in Central (Clemson), White Stone, Mauldin and Seneca. The South Carolina sites employ approximately 750 people and invest nearly $85 million in the state through annual payroll, purchases, investments, taxes and charitable contributions.

The BASF sites in South Carolina produce materials that are vital to the sustainability of our economy and quality of life. Employees are committed to producing safe, clean and reliable products that are essential ingredients in many consumer items used in homes around the world every day.

For more information about BASF in South Carolina, visit www.basf.us/sc.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,000 employees in North America and had sales of $25.7 billion in 2022. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com/us.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €87.3 billion in 2022. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the United States. Further information at www.basf.com.

Greenville restaurant news: Two Chef's Cafe, World Piece Pizza close. New Eastside Sprouts.

October has been a busy month for restaurant relocations and closings in Greenville County.Two Chef's Café and Market will close its downtown location Oct. 27, and World Piece Pizza Restaurant will close Oct. 28.Earlier in the month, an announcement was made about the groundbreaking of the second Greenville location of Sprouts Farmer's Market. Plans are to open in the fall of 2024 in the North Hills Shopping Mall.Here are a few highlights and updates regarding the Greenville food & dining scene....

October has been a busy month for restaurant relocations and closings in Greenville County.

Two Chef's Café and Market will close its downtown location Oct. 27, and World Piece Pizza Restaurant will close Oct. 28.

Earlier in the month, an announcement was made about the groundbreaking of the second Greenville location of Sprouts Farmer's Market. Plans are to open in the fall of 2024 in the North Hills Shopping Mall.

Here are a few highlights and updates regarding the Greenville food & dining scene.

Downtown Greenville: Two Chef's Café & Market location closes after 27 years

Two Chef's has served the downtown Greenville community since 1996. According to a note posted on their door, the market's last day of service will be Oct. 27, 2023 — a decision owner Bill Balsizer said was necessary.

"I've been trying," said Balsizer of his struggles over the past year. "I talked to staff over the summer, and between staff issues, food costs and everything else, I wasn't able to sustain it and had to make a decision."

The 30-year Greenville implant said the business became hard to manage after his wife and business partner, Judy Balsizer, died in 2022. He tried to keep things running as long as possible but couldn't maintain it.

"I'm truly grateful to the community of Greenville," Balsizer said. "Even the Fall for Greenville board, they renamed a culinary scholarship founded after my wife, Judy."

Together, they participated in Fall for Greenville for 18 years.

"We love Greenville. We've made it our home. From friendships and customers, I'll be here and I'm very grateful the Greenville community allowed us to feed them for all of these years," he said.

The eastside location at 8590 Pelham Road will continue its hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Stone Ave. World Piece Pizza Restaurant closing

In an Instagram post on Oct. 20, World Piece Pizza Restaurant, located at 109 W. Stone Ave., announced its final day will be Oct. 28.

After five years in business, the pizza parlor ends its run as one of the only makers of Chicago-style deep dish and thin-crust pizza in Greenville.

Owner Dana Lowe will still operate Coffee Underground located at 1 E. Coffee St.

Greer's White Wine & Butter Restaurant moving

White Wine & Butter will close temporarily to find a new home.

The restaurant and catering company are leaving the Cartwright Food Hall in Greer to a new location due to growth and expansion.

Chef Michael Sibert spoke about it in an Instagram post on White Wine & Butter:

Second Greenville County Sprouts Farmer's Market headed to Eastside

Greenville will receive a second supermarket chain of Sprouts Farmer's Market as the catering, alternative grocery store plans to open in the fall of 2024.

The new site broke ground on Oct. 10 and will open in a newly renovated North Hills Shopping Center, between Pleasantburg Drive and East North Street, in Greenville County.

Sprouts Farmer's Market had its first location in 2018 at 2200 Woodruff Road.

– A.J. Jackson covers the food & dining scene, along with arts, entertainment and more for The Greenville News. Contact him by email at ajackson@gannett.com, and follow him on Twitter @ajhappened.

Stone, Debo, Pup and Bam! South Carolina’s linebackers look (and sound) the part

Brad Johnson and Sherrod Greene were different types of linebackers.Johnson “spoiled” South Carolina’s linebacker corps with his vocal leadership and commanding physical presence in-game, defensive coordinator Clayton White said. Green was a savvy veteran, a run-and-hit linebacker. Both were staples of the Gamecocks defense for several years.Now, both are gone.But USC’s current linebackers were born to play the position, White told The State, speaking last week at the annual Birdies With Beamer me...

Brad Johnson and Sherrod Greene were different types of linebackers.

Johnson “spoiled” South Carolina’s linebacker corps with his vocal leadership and commanding physical presence in-game, defensive coordinator Clayton White said. Green was a savvy veteran, a run-and-hit linebacker. Both were staples of the Gamecocks defense for several years.

Now, both are gone.

But USC’s current linebackers were born to play the position, White told The State, speaking last week at the annual Birdies With Beamer media golf event. They’re downhill and aggressive.

Debo Williams, Stone Blanton, Bam Martin-Scott, Mohamed Kaba and Grayson “Pup” Howard ought to surprise outsiders in the way they seize the upcoming season, said White, who directly coaches the inside linebackers.

Williams and Blanton have assumed Johnson’s leadership role, White said. Williams, a redshirt junior, played in all 13 games last season, starting in two of them. He had 43 tackles, including 4.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks. Blanton played in 12 games as a true freshman, tallying seven tackles — five solo and 1.5 for loss — and a pass breakup.

Howard, a freshman out of Jacksonville, Florida, and redshirt freshman transfer Jaron Willis from Ole Miss are the new faces at the position. By virtue of their age and lack of experience, White described both players as “green.”

The transition from high school to college football is “the biggest jump in all of sports,” White said, “even a bigger jump from college to pros.”

“Instead of learning six defenses, you’ve got to learn 86 defenses,” he said. “It’s unlimited, and it’s infinity, and it can never stop because there are always pieces that can get added to it.”

Howard totaled 188 tackles, including 18 tackles for loss and 5 sacks, during his senior season of high school, according to News4Jax.com. He also recovered three fumbles, forced another one and had a rushing touchdown. He enrolled at USC for the spring, which gave him a head start on learning South Carolina’s system.

Shane Beamer has been vocal about true freshmen playing at every position this year. That includes Howard, White said. The number of snaps is still to be determined, but Howard is expected to play impactful downs.

Where the whole group can improve is in its ability to diagnose plays and take control of a defense — as Johnson did.

“Brad was a voice and he was the muscle of the defense,” White said. “Our names are better (this season). We have Stone, Debo, Pup and Bam. They sound like linebackers. But they’re natural-born linebackers.”

White described Kaba as a “work in progress.” He tore an ACL against Arkansas last season and missed the rest of the year. Beamer told reporters at SEC Media Days that Kaba would be somewhat limited at practice, but “everybody should be 100% by Game 1.”

The goal is to ease Kaba back into football, White said. This was Kaba’s second ACL injury — the first came during his senior season of high school.

“The worst thing that we want to do is rush Kaba back and miss him in the month of October, November,” White said.

Payton Titus is The State’s South Carolina Gamecocks women’s basketball beat writer. She also covers USC football and produces real-time/trending content. Titus graduated from the University of Florida, where she received recognition from the state’s Society of Professional Journalists chapter and the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

A deal over usage of the dock at Melrose Landing is imminent. Here’s what will happen

Beaufort County and a developer have reached an agreement that will keep the Melrose Landing dock on Daufuskie Island available for public use without a condemnation hearing.The tentative plan will be for Beaufort County to own the dock, Melrose Landing Road and the roundabout. Then, one side of the dock would be used for ferry operations and the other would be used by Whitestone Holdings, which plans to buy the vacant Melrose Resort.The agreement will be placed on the County Council’s agenda Aug. 8, according to Eric Gre...

Beaufort County and a developer have reached an agreement that will keep the Melrose Landing dock on Daufuskie Island available for public use without a condemnation hearing.

The tentative plan will be for Beaufort County to own the dock, Melrose Landing Road and the roundabout. Then, one side of the dock would be used for ferry operations and the other would be used by Whitestone Holdings, which plans to buy the vacant Melrose Resort.

The agreement will be placed on the County Council’s agenda Aug. 8, according to Eric Greenway, Beaufort County administrator.

“We’re going to resolve this cooperatively and we do not need to proceed on with the condemnation issue,” Greenway said.

Beaufort County is looking to secure federal grant money for ferry operations, but in order to qualify, the county has to own both embarkment locations, according to Greenway. One is near the Cross Island Boat Landing on Hilton Head and the other is the dock at Melrose Landing on Daufuskie.

With grant money the county hopes to improve the embarkment locations, provide better services and keep rider costs stable. Regardless of whether grant money is secured, providing the citizens of Daufuskie with more runs to and from the island is one of the county’s goals.

The county has already committed $1.8 million to redo the docking system at Melrose Landing.

“Beaufort County and Whitestone Holdings have made positive progress,” said Chris Ophardt, Beaufort County spokesman. “They look forward to working collaboratively to provide the citizens and visitors of Beaufort County with transportation to Daufuskie Island now and in the future. The county will continue to seek Daufuskie Island residents and local businesses’ input throughout the process by holding town halls and working with stakeholders like Whitestone.”

After the County Council voted to condemn the Melrose dock at its June 27 meeting, the sale of the long abandoned Melrose Resort was delayed. Whitestone said ownership of the dock was a linchpin for the sale of the resort.

After the motion to condemn was passed, residents of Daufuskie voiced their concerns over the condemnation.

Having a plan on the agenda for the next county council meeting allows for the third reading to take place later in August, making the end of September the likely closing time if the deal is passed.

This story was originally published July 28, 2022, 1:22 PM.

Greenville releases new guidelines for future development

GREENVILLE, S.C. —A new plan released Tuesday puts stricter limits on development in Greenville.WYFF's Hannah Ward sat down with Mayor Knox White ahead of the release to discuss all the work that had led to this point.The code is two years in the making and involved lots of public input.It is another step in the Greenville comprehensive plan for where Greenville will be in 20 years."How do we balance our growth with our quality of life, and this code is a reflection of that. It i...

GREENVILLE, S.C. —

A new plan released Tuesday puts stricter limits on development in Greenville.

WYFF's Hannah Ward sat down with Mayor Knox White ahead of the release to discuss all the work that had led to this point.

The code is two years in the making and involved lots of public input.

It is another step in the Greenville comprehensive plan for where Greenville will be in 20 years.

"How do we balance our growth with our quality of life, and this code is a reflection of that. It is some of the best ideas and best practices to prevent sprawl to prevent helter-skelter growth," Mayor Knox White said.

With that comes rules to ensure smart growth. That is what was released today: the do's and don'ts of development.

"Especially around our commercial corridor – Wade Hampton, Stone Avenue, Augusta Road, Pendleton Street – to allow those areas to grow in a way that is compatible with the nearby adjacent residential neighborhoods and at the same time provide people in those neighborhoods a chance to have good retail good shops in stores, so you don't have to drive a great distance to go to those things," White said.

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The goal is to make sure the growth complements the neighborhoods and the people that live there.

And that looks very different than growth or development that might be appropriate for downtown.

"We have these areas of each sector of the city where we do allow a little more density, a little more height, four or five floors, for example, and we have other areas where it is foreboding you can't do it so it is a way to have orderly growth," White said.

On Wednesday and Thursday, you can take a closer look at what this means for your neighborhood.

It is being called 'Coffee with the Code.'

Sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on both days at the Unity Park Welcome Center.

There is also an evening session from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Greenville Convention Center.

City staff and consultants will be available with the new zoning map and development code.

The Planning Commission will review the draft code in late February, hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council.

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