A homeowner in McConnelsville, OH, knew the more than 120-year-old home she purchased would have its quirks and various areas needing to be repaired and maintained. She moved in two years ago and has noticed sections of the kitchen floor were beginning to sag and feel more bouncy.
These are common issues with the home’s support structure and floor joists. Many older homes have wooden supports, but these can rot and fail over time.
Concerned with the safety and structural stability of her home, the owner wanted to address these issues sooner rather than later. She contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through online resources like Home Advisor.
One of our experienced inspectors completed a thorough evaluation of the home’s support system. He noticed the wooden support beams and lighter-duty jack posts in the basement were indeed failing to support certain areas of the first floor. He then presented the homeowner with solve her support system problems.
The homeowner was excited to have one of our seasoned repair crews install several IntelliJacks in the basement.
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 owner now has peace of mind knowing her longtime home will be a safe, structurally sound living environment for many years to come.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Products Installed: IntelliJacks, Steel Supplemental Support Beam