Homeowners in New Albany, OH, have lived in their house for almost 15 years. Recently, they began to notice that the floors directly above their crawl space felt bouncy and sagging in some spots. They also were concerned with the health of their crawl space, which lacked proper insulation and sealing material.
The owners knew they could count on Ohio Basement Authority for the right solutions, as they were acquainted with some of our staff. One of our experienced crew foremen paid the homeowners a visit so he could inspect the condition of the crawl space and its support system. The foreman and the owners then discussed goals for a repair project, and our foreman presented them with some of our reliable crawl space repair solutions.
One of our crews then worked to complete these projects. Once they removed the failing insulation and any debris from the crawl space, they installed several IntelliJacks underneath a new steel supplemental support beam. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel supports permanently stabilize the floor joists and help raise the floor back to level. They also will not rust or corrode. IntelliJacks are designed to stop settling, but can easily be adjusted if any settlement occurs.
Drainage matting was then placed on the floor to enhance the strength and durability of the encapsulation material, and ExTremeBloc insulation panels were placed on the walls. Spray foam insulation also was applied to the band joists. The crawl space was then encapsulated in CrawlSeal liner to fully isolate the area from the earth.
The crawl space is now a safer, healthier, and more stable area, which benefits the rest of the house and gives the homeowners peace of mind.