After living in their house for one year, homeowners in Winter Park, FL, started to notice a structural problem was only getting worse with time. 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 floors.
The owners did not want to have to worry about additional problems caused by sagging floors. They were motivated to address these issues once and for all, so they started to research how to remedy these problems. They came across information online about Florida Foundation Authority, and they were motivated to contact us for further guidance.
They met with Inspector Bill Brown who ventured into the crawl space to assess the condition of the floor joists. Bill found several concrete columns had been shimmed with wooden pieces. This is not an ideal or proper support system, so Bill recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews, led by Foreman Jonathan Reyes, installed new steel support beams in the crawl space, which were further reinforced by several IntelliJacks. 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 floors back to level. IntelliJacks also will not rust or corrode, and they are designed to stop settling. If any settlement occurs, however, the IntelliJacks can easily be adjusted.
The homeowners are pleased to now have a safe and stable living environment because of this trustworthy repair solution.