After living in their house for 25 years, homeowners in Ashley, OH, noticed longtime structural issues only seemed to be getting worse. Several areas of their first floor seemed to be soft, uneven, sagging and squeaky. They also noticed more cracks in the plaster near doorways.
The owners were concerned what would happen if they continued to ignore these problems, and they were motivated to fix them once and for all. They were eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after seeing out TV ads.
Inspector John Becker Sr. then visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the home and its problematic, sagging floors. He ventured into the crawl space and found improper support systems in the crawl space. John found these systems in the crawl space to be failing and not properly supporting the above floors, thus resulting in sagging and uneven areas.
John discussed his findings with the homeowners, as well as their goals with a repair project. John then presented the homeowners with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews installed steel support beams reinforced by IntelliJacks underneath them.
IntelliJacks appear to be similar to typical jack posts, but they are far superior. The heavy-duty IntelliJacks are made of galvanized steel to enhance their durability, as well as resist rust, corrosion and rot. The IntelliJacks permanently stabilize the above floors and help raise them back to the proper level. They also are designed to prevent further settling. But if any settling occurs, the IntelliJacks can easily be adjusted. The IntelliJack system also can support vertical loads exceeding 60,000 lbs.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing their home will be a safer and structurally sound living environment because of this trustworthy repair project.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Inspector: John Becker Sr.
Products Installed: IntelliJacks, Steel Supplemental Beams