Foundation Repair

Crawl Space Jacks Installed in Ohio

Crawl Space Jack Posts in Strasburg, OHStructural problems in a Ohio crawl space, such as settling columns, sagging beams, or fatigued floor joints are all common in a crawl space. Settling columns in a crawl space often occur because of the presence of weak supporting soils underneath that are unable to bear the weight and pressure transferred through the house. Over time, these weak soils can begin to settle and shift with changes in soil density and moisture content. As the columns and beams move out of position, the floor above can sag and the house structure can weaken.

Sagging floor joists and beams can also be caused by improperly spaced crawl space pier columns. When placed too far apart, these beams can be overloaded, which causes bending and sagging. This leads to sagging floors above, wall cracks, and a variety of other issues.

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Options for Crawl Space Repair

Ripping out and rebuilding the crawl space isn't necessarily the best option for crawl space repair. There are many installations that can be done in about a day that will both reinforce the structure and possibly return the floor to its original position. When the crawlspace begins to show fatigue, it's a good idea to act on it right away, as waiting can lead to more serious damage. The following is a list of common crawl space structural repair options:

Concrete Columns and Additional Shimming

Some contractors will use concrete columns and shimming to create a system of solid, rigid support in the crawl space. However, these concrete columns are time consuming to create, and it's necessary to wait while the concrete cures to continue work. These columns will not be adjustable, and once installed, they cannot return the structure to its original position. The soil below the columns will continue to sink over time, and the homeowner will need to continually install new shims while the damage slowly continues to worsen.

Crawl Space Jacks

Crawl Space in Canton with steel supportsCrawl space jacks, such as the SmartJack provided by Foundation Supportworks, are adjustable metal beams that are easily and cost-effectively installed in a crawlspace. To install a crawl space jack, a hole is first created, and a solid base of engineered fill is established under the location of the jack.

A precast concrete base is placed on the fill, and the crawl space jack is mounted on top. After installation, the system, can then be tightened and adjusted appropriately to secure the support and help to lift the floor beam above.

Crawl space support jacks work by transferring the load of a house from the beams and sending it downwards into the existing soils. They're stronger, cleaner, better, and faster to install than concrete beams, and they're fully compatible with a crawl space encapsulation system.For your free in-home inspection and crawl space support quote, call or contact Superior Basement Systems of Ohio today!

Crawl Space Jack Posts in Ohio

Heavy-duty jack posts made with galvanized steel, such as the Foundation Supportworks SmartJack Crawl Space Support System, are the strongest, most corrosion-resistant crawl space structural supports available. The SmartJack is able to hold well upwards of 50,000 lbs of weight per brace and is easily adjustable to restore a home's structure and property value. A base of engineered fill in installed under each support, and they are able to be installed with no need for additional shimming later.

Ideally, crawl space supports should be installed in an encapsulated crawl space that includes a crawl space moisture barrier and dehumidifier. By installing this vapor barrier and sealing all the vents, the wood of the sub floor and beams is best preserved, and the structure will best remain strong and ready to support your home. Contact Superior Basement Systems for a free estimate on your crawl space foundation repair!

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Our Ohio Service Area
Cities in Ashland County, OH
Ashland
Jeromesville
Loudonville
Perrysville
Polk

Cities in Belmont County, OH
Alledonia
Barnesville
Bellaire
Belmont
Bethesda
Bridgeport
Flushing
Jacobsburg
Martins Ferry
Piedmont
Powhatan Point
Saint Clairsville
Shadyside

Cities in Carroll County, OH
Carrollton
Dellroy
Malvern
Mechanicstown
Sherrodsville

Cities in Columbiana County, OH
East Liverpool
East Rochester
Hanoverton
Homeworth
Kensington
Lisbon
Salineville
Wellsville

Cities in Coshocton County, OH
Fresno
West Lafayette

Cities in Guernsey County, OH
Byesville
Cambridge
Kimbolton
Lore City
Pleasant City
Quaker City
Salesville
Senecaville

Cities in Harrison County, OH
Bowerston
Cadiz
Freeport
Hopedale
Jewett
Scio
Tippecanoe

Cities in Holmes County, OH
Big Prairie
Glenmont
Holmesville
Killbuck
Lakeville
Millersburg

Cities in Jefferson County, OH
Adena
Amsterdam
Bergholz
Bloomingdale
Brilliant
Dillonvale
Hammondsville
Irondale
Mingo Junction
Rayland
Richmond
Steubenville
Tiltonsville
Toronto
Yorkville

Cities in Knox County, OH
Brinkhaven

Cities in Mahoning County, OH
Beloit
Sebring

Cities in Monroe County, OH
Beallsville
Clarington
Lewisville
Sardis

Cities in Stark County, OH
Alliance
Beach City
Brewster
Canal Fulton
Canton
East Canton
East Sparta
Hartville
Louisville
Magnolia
Massillon
Minerva
Navarre
North Canton
North Lawrence
Paris
Uniontown
Waynesburg
Wilmot

Cities in Summit County, OH
Clinton

Cities in Tuscarawas County, OH
Baltic
Bolivar
Dennison
Dover
Dundee
Gnadenhutten
Mineral City
New Philadelphia
Newcomerstown
Port Washington
Stone Creek
Strasburg
Sugarcreek
Uhrichsville

Cities in Washington County, OH
Graysville

Cities in Wayne County, OH
Apple Creek
Burbank
Creston
Dalton
Doylestown
Fredericksburg
Marshallville
Orrville
Rittman
Shreve
Smithville
Sterling
West Salem
Wooster

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