During the two years that he has lived in his house, a homeowner in Orlando, FL, noticed a structural problem was worsening. Some areas of the floor felt soft and uneven, indicating the floor joists in the crawl space were sagging and failing to properly support the above floor.
The homeowner wanted to address this problem before serious damage resulted, so he started to research repair options. He found information about Florida Foundation Authority online, and he was motivated to contact us for further guidance.
Inspector Joseph Grimsley ventured into the tight crawl space to assess the condition of the floor joists and support system. The home, built in 1934, had wooden joists and supports, which is common for homes built at that time. But wood can easily rot and fail over time. Other repair attempts, like bottle jacks, also were not properly supporting the above floor.
Joseph discussed his findings with the owner, and he then recommended one type of our many reliable repair solutions.
One of our crews, led by Doug Secrest, then installed several IntelliJacks underneath new steel support beams in the crawl space. Made of galvanized steel, the heavy-duty IntelliJacks permanently stabilize the floor and floor joists. They prevent further sagging and offer the best opportunity to lift the sagging floor areas aback to level. IntelliJacks also will not rust or corrode, and they are designed to stop settling. But if any settlement occurs, the IntelliJacks can easily be adjusted.
The homeowner is pleased to now have a safe and stable living environment because of this trustworthy repair solution.