Sagging Floors in an Older Home in New Carlisle, OH, are Permanently Stabilized with IntelliJacks

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by Holly Richards-Purpura

Challenge

Three years ago, homeowners fell in love with a charming 100-year-old house in New Carlisle, OH. Older homes are not without their challenges, and sometimes it takes more effort to properly maintain them.

Since they moved into the house, the owners have closely monitored a section of the floor they noticed was sagging. It is not uncommon for homes to have structural issues as they age, but it is important always to be aware of its support system.

The owners were sick of the sinking feeling they had whenever they walked over the uneven floor. Hoping to find the best repair solution, they contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company online.

Certified Inspector John Becker Sr. completed a thorough evaluation of the older home. He diagnosed the source of the problem as failing wooden support beams in the crawl space. Wood is a common material used in homes’ support systems, especially in houses that were built more than 100 years ago. Various factors like water, moisture and pests like termites can cause the wooden beams to rot and fail to properly support the home. But John presented the homeowners with the perfect solution.

Solution

Per John’s recommendations, one of our expert crews, led by Foreman Rich Pomales, corrected the unstable area.

After removing the damaged wooden supports, the crew installed a new support beam. Two IntelliJacks were the installed to reinforce this beam and support the above floors and floor joists.

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 owners now have peace of mind knowing this permanent foundation repair solution has enhanced the home’s safety, structural stability, and historical integrity.

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Certified Inspector: John Becker Sr.

Products Installed: IntelliJacks, Supplemental Support Beam

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