Sagging Floors in an Older Home in Oak Hill, OH, are Stabilized and Lifted With IntelliJacks

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 by Holly Richards-Purpura

Challenge

It was easy for new homeowners to fall in love with a more than 100-year-old house in Oak Hill, OH. Not long after moving into the home and beginning to make it their own, they started to notice a glaring problem. Several areas of the floors appeared to be sagging and uneven.

The owners wanted to make sure the issues would not get worse, so they started to research potential repairs and repair companies. After they learned about Ohio Basement Authority online, they were eager to contact us to learn more about how we could help them. Inspector Jacob Thomas then visited to complete a thorough evaluation of the home. In the crawl space, he noticed improper, failing wooden and brick supports that were failing to properly support the above floors.

Jacob discussed his findings with the owners, as well as their goals with a repair project. Jacob then presented the owners with one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.

Solution

One of our crews, led by Foreman Milton Castro, then installed several support beams reinforced by IntelliJacks underneath them.

IntelliJacks may appear to be similar to typical jack posts, but they are far superior in many ways. 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 for the next owners because of this trustworthy repair project.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Inspector: Jacob Thomas

Foreman: Milton Castro

Products Installed: IntelliJacks, Steel Supplemental Beams

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