After living in their house for a couple of years, homeowners in London, OH, started to notice some glaring issues only beginning to worsen over time. Some areas of the upper floors appeared to be sagging or sloping, there were cracks in the drywall, and it was difficult to close some doors.
Settlement is common as homes age, especially in the almost 90-year-old house these owners call home. But, if left unchecked, these issues can spiral out of control and potentially lead to significant structural problems.
The homeowners wanted to prevent this from happening, so they began to research how to best address these problems. They were eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority after learning about our company online. They met with one of our inspectors who ventured into the crawl space under the home to investigate the home’s support system. He found failing wooden and metal supports, and he recommended one of our reliable repair solutions.
One of our crews then installed a new steel supplemental support beam, which was reinforced by several IntelliJacks. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel supports permanently reinforce the above floor and floor joists, and offer the best opportunity to raise the floors back to level. The IntelliJacks are designed to stop settling, but can easily be adjusted if any settlement occurs.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these trustworthy repairs have helped them create a safe and stable living environment that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.