Crawl spaces can pose several issues or concerns for homeowners. whether they are damp, moldy, or allowing pests into your home - crawl spaces aren't the healthier places. These issues have the potential to also cause problems in your living area. One of these problems is sagging floors.
Floors sag when the joists underneath no longer uphold the weight of the floors. This can lead to the floors collapsing and damage and injuries associated with that.
A homeowner in Deland called Florida Foundation Authority because he was experiencing "soft spots" in several areas of his home. He also said the floor was sagging and unlevel in many places.
One of our inspectors visited the home to provide a thorough inspection and same-day quote. He noticed a large number of structural issues under the floor in the crawl space. He determined we could use IntelliJacks and supplemental steel beams to repair the home permanently.
The homeowners agreed to have the work done and decided to have the floor all pulled up in order to replace it afterward. The floor was already damaged and they received a discount from us, as the removal provided easy access for our crew.
Our crew of Mike McDonald and Joshua Ortiz installed these products.
IntelliJacks are specifically designed and patented floor supports. Each of these heavy-duty jacks can hold up to 60,000 pounds. In order to support the entire floor, we used 12 IntelliJacks.
Our crew dug holes in the crawl space and filled them with industrial gravel. This will provide a solid base for the IntelliJacks. After that, they stood the jacks on top. They placed a steel beam across the bottom of the floor joists and attached the top of the IntelliJacks to that. This provides extra strength and doesn't put pressure directly on the wooden joists that are already weak. Then, the crew pumped the IntelliJacks up until they were the appropriate height.
They also installed several supplemental steel beams to provide additional support to the wooden floor joists.
The homeowners noticed the floor was a little uneven after re-installing it, so our crew went right back out and fixed it for them! Now the homeowners are thrilled with the results and no longer have to worry about their floors sagging or falling in.
Foreman: Mike McDonald
Products Installed: IntelliJacks, Steel Beams