Gaps between the floor and the wall are a sure sign of a serious foundation problem.
Uneven and cracking floors can cause major problems in any home. In addition to creating tripping hazards, making the home uncomfortable, and simply looking bad, damaged floors also lower property value. Making matters worse, these issues are often symptoms of a foundation problem.
Ohio Basement Authority specializes in repairing floors that are sinking or unlevel due to foundation problems. Our foundation repair experts will identify the cause of your floor damage and provide you with a quality solution.
If you have cracked or uneven floors in your home, click below to learn more about how we can help you. We offer free estimates in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Springfield, Mansfield and throughout southern Ohio.
During the last several years, homeowners in Thornville, OH, have noticed a structural problem only getting worse with time. Some areas of the floor felt soft and uneven, indicating the floor joists in the crawl space were sagging and failing to properly support the above floors.
The owners recently renovated the home’s interior, and they did not want to have to worry about additional problems caused by sagging floors. They were motivated to address these issues once and for all, so they started to research how to remedy these problems. They came across information online about Ohio Basement Authority, and they were motivated to contact us for further guidance.
They met with Inspector John Becker Sr. who ventured into the tight crawl space to assess the condition of the floor joists. John found that one area of floor joists were being supported by small round concrete columns that had been shimmed with wooden pieces. This is not an ideal or proper support system, so John recommended one type of our many reliable foundation repair solutions.
One of our crews installed several IntelliJacks underneath the main support beam in the crawl space. Made of galvanized steel, the heavy-duty IntelliJacks permanently stabilize the floor and floor joists. They prevent further sagging and offer the best opportunity to lift the floors back to level. IntelliJacks also will not rust or corrode, and they are designed to stop settling. If any settlement occurs, however, the IntelliJacks can easily be adjusted.
The homeowners are pleased to now have a safe and stable living environment because of this trustworthy repair solution.
Because they plan to live in their house long-term, having a safe and stable home is very important to homeowners in Ashley, OH. Even though they have lived in the house for almost 35 years, it wasn’t until recently that they noticed areas of the floors were beginning to sag. They also wondered if this could be related to clay block support walls in the basement that were beginning to crumble and show signs of failure.
The homeowners were motivated to address these issues once and for all after seeing Ohio Basement Authority’s booth at a local home and garden show. They met with one of our expert inspectors, and were eager for one of our highly-trained crews to install the perfect foundation repair solution.
The crew first made sure the above floor would be stable by installing temporary support jacks and beams. Then they demolished and hauled away the clay block walls to make way for several IntelliJacks. Made of galvanized steel, the heavy-duty IntelliJacks permanently stabilize the floor, floor joists, and new steel support beam. They prevent further sagging and offer the best opportunity to lift the floors back to level. IntelliJacks also will not rust or corrode, and they are designed to stop settling. If any settlement occurs, however, the IntelliJacks can easily be adjusted.
The homeowners were pleased this permanent solution was installed so they will have a safe and structurally sound living environment for many years to come.
Homeowners in Orient, OH, fell in love with their more than 100-year-old house when they purchased it 10 years ago. They recently began to refurbish the structure, and decided to start from the ground up.
The owners noticed their floors were beginning to sag, and they wanted to correct the issue before it got any worse.
They contacted Ohio Basement Authority, and one of our expert crews installed beam supports and several IntelliJack Crawl Space Stabilizers in the crawl space. These heavy-duty products will stop further settling and raise the above floor back up to the proper level.
The homeowners are pleased these installations will keep their house structurally supported for years to come.
If you have cracks in your basement floor or concrete slab, they are likely caused by movement in your foundation. Depending on soil conditions, many foundations experience foundation settlement or foundation heave, placing stress on the concrete and eventually causing it to crack. Shrinking soils, soil washout, and poor compaction of backfill soil can all lead to your foundation slab sinking and settling.
Floor cracks create tripping hazards, make a home uncomfortable, and reduce your property value. We can eliminate these side effects by installing foundation pier systems to raise and level your floors. These piers reach stable soils to provide better support for your concrete slab and stabilize it. We then repair the cracks themselves and restore your floor to its original smooth, level condition.
While you may think that an uneven floor would be obvious, many homeowners don’t notice until they drop something and it rolls all the way to the other side of the room. Short of that happening, common warning signs of uneven floors include separations between the floor and the wall, doors that are difficult to open and close, and sections of the floor feeling bouncy or unsupported. In most cases, these problems are not caused by the floor itself, but rather the foundation and soils below it.
The main causes of uneven floors are settling concrete slabs, foundation heave, and failing crawl space joists. If the floor in question is above your crawl space, we will provide additional support using crawl space support jacks, which will raise and level the floor. If the issue is with your foundation, foundation piers can be installed to restore your floor to its original position and stabilize it.
Many homeowners avoid the crawl space in their home, and for good reason. However, that area can also cause some serious problems for your home, including sagging, uneven, or bouncy floors. If your crawl space has insufficient, deteriorating, or poorly spaced joists, the floors above are where you’ll feel the effects. When the joists are failing, the floors in your home will start to sag down, potentially going so far as to separate from the wall.
Our crawl space support jacks are the solution to this problem. These support posts install underneath the floor joists and raise them to their correct position, providing the support your floors need. These jacks are easily adjustable, meaning any future issues can quickly be resolved. With stainless posts that are compatible with crawl space encapsulation, you won’t need to worry about rotting crawl space joists any longer.
You don’t have to deal with cracked, unlevel, or sagging floors in your home any longer. Ohio Basement Authority provides complete floor repair services to ensure that you have safe, stable, and level floors throughout your home.
Contact us online to learn more about how we can fix all your foundation problems. We offer free estimates in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Springfield, and throughout southern Ohio.