Because your crawl space is built directly underneath your home, it plays a key role in your home’s structural integrity. Crawl spaces bear this weight through the foundation walls and crawl space support columns.
In many cases, a failing crawl space structure can be resolved by installing crawl space supports.
At Innovative Basement Authority, we specialize in crawl space repairs of all types. If you’re experiencing a structural problem with your crawl space, we have a solution for you.
Why Crawl Space Supports Fail
When crawl spaces are damp, humid, or experience flooding, they become an ideal environment for mold and rot. Termites, carpenter ants, wood-eating beetles, and other damaging insects may also feed on organic materials in the crawl space.
As the wood deteriorates, it will no longer be able to support your home, leading to significant structural damage.
Sometimes, crawl space support pillars are built on soils that are not strong enough to support the weight of your home.
Over time, these supports will begin to sink into the soil. As they do, the floor they hold up will sink as well, leading to uneven floors and interior wall cracking.
Sometimes, the contractor who builds a home will improperly space out the support beams that hold up your floor and interior structure.
When this happens, the floor may sink in the spans between each support, leading to damage to your home structure.
The foundation walls themselves can fail in a large number of ways. Most commonly, these walls will be damaged by foundation settling due to poor supporting soils. It’s also very common for the walls to buckle inwards due to pressure from expansive soils outside the home.
If you have a structural issue with your foundation, it’s important to contact a foundation specialist right away.
Crawl Space Support System
The IntelliJack® Crawl Space Stabilizer is an adjustable supplemental support system used for sagging crawl spaces.
It not only provides supplemental support to your failing structure — it can also often lift failing floor joists or beams, restoring them to their original position.
- Fast, Year-Round Installation — The IntelliJack® can be installed year-round, with installations completing in about a day. There’s no waiting time for concrete to cure!
- Strong Crawl Space Support — Our crawl space support system has an allowable load capacity of more than 24,000 pounds per support jack, and is tested and certified to the highest industry standards.
- Versatile Installation — The IntelliJack®’s portable size allows it to be installed in even the tightest of crawl spaces.
- Superior Support — Our support jacks do more than merely halt the downward movement of your floor. The IntelliJack® may also be adjusted to try to lift the floor above to its original position.
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