A business owner in Grove City, OH, was dealing with structural issues in the building for several years, and he wanted to make sure he and his team had a safe and stable office space.
He and his team worked in a 100-year-old house that was converted to an office. For the past several years, they have noticed areas of the upper floors were sagging and uneven, and some of the drywall was cracking. These can be symptoms of foundation settlement or a lack of a proper support system beneath the floors.
The owner wanted to remedy these issues once and for all, so he began to research how to best address them. He contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through online resources like Home Advisor. He met with one of our inspectors who completed a thorough evaluation of the home and its support system. Our inspector then presented the owner with the perfect repair solution.
One of our crews then installed 16 IntelliJacks throughout the basement.
Typical jack posts, like some of the ones in the basement, often are installed on top of a concrete block that rests on the ground. These posts are not very stable, cannot support much weight, and can easily rust and corrode. The IntelliJacks we replaced these jack posts, with, however, are made of galvanized steel. This enhances their durability and makes them resistant to 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 owner and his team now has peace of mind knowing the office will be a safer and structurally sound environment for many years to come because of this repair project.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Products Installed: Steel Support Beam, IntelliJacks