After living in their house for almost five years, homeowners in Delaware, OH, recently began to notice potential structural issues. A few sections of their first floor appeared to be sagging and uneven, leading them to believe the floor joists in the crawl space needed better support.
The owners began to research potential repairs, and they were eager to contact Ohio Basement Authority for further guidance after browsing through our website. They then met with Inspector John Dean who ventured into the crawl space to evaluate the condition of this area and its support system. He found the supports were wooden, which is common in homes like this that were built more than 100 years ago. Some sections of the wooden supports were failing and contributing to the sagging floor.
John then recommended the perfect repair solution. One of our crews then installed a more reliable steel support beam, which was reinforced by several IntelliJacks.
These heavy-duty, galvanized steel supports permanently stabilize the above floors and help raise them back to level. They also are designed to prevent further settling. If any settling occurs, however, the IntelliJacks can easily be adjusted. The IntelliJack system also can support vertical loads exceeding 20,000 lbs.
The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing their home will be a safe and stable living environment because of this trustworthy repair solution.