The girder span between the brick columns were too long, allowing the floor above to bounce and sag. SmartJack® were used to level and stiffen the floor above.
Master Services is expert at diagnosing and repairing problems associated with sagging crawl space joists and the floors they are supposed to support. Depending upon the cause, the repair may be as straightforward as installing our SmartJack® system (see below).
If framing has been weakened by rot or insect infestation, the repair is more involved. Beam and/or post replacement may be necessary. Joists may need to be “sistered” or doubled up. Regardless, we can stabilize your sagging floors and work to make them level again.
A Master Services Foundation Specialist will provide a free inspection that takes into account all of the factors and soil conditions affecting your crawl space.
We’ll provide you with a customized repair plan and we’ll answer any questions you have about how our products or services work.
Replacing or supporting damaged crawl space framing is an important first step to putting your home on a firm footing. For real peace of mind, it’s also important to eliminate excess moisture. If you don’t, you’re leaving the door open to rot and wood-damaging insects to renew their attack on your home. Master Services can encapsulate your crawl space with a tough vapor barrier and reduce moisture to harmless levels. We can also install a crawl space sump pump and dehumidifier if necessary.
“But can you make our floor level again?” In many cases, we can. One product that allows us to readjust sagging floors is called the SmartJack® system. It’s ideal for situations where the post or column footings are inadequate or there are an insufficient number of them. Advantages to SmartJack® include:
Once installed, SmartJacks® can be gradually adjusted in an attempt to restore the floor above to its original level state.
Master Services services homeowners from Greater Knoxville, to the Tri-Cities area, including Knoxville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Cleveland, Kingsport, Dalton, GA, Hixson, Ooltewah, Cookeville, Powell, Greeneville, Blountville, Elizabethton, Athens, Corryton, and nearby areas in Tennessee.
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