How To Fix Sagging Floors
So, you're sick and tired of your sagging floors. And you're looking for a way to fix them. Before you try to fix your floors as a DIY project, there are a few things you need to know.
Sagging floors are typically a sign of structural problem. They can be caused by poor floor support design, settlement or moisture problems.
Poor Floor Support Design
If your sagging floors are caused by poor design then you may need to install a new support structures, like the SmartJack™ floor joist jacks.
Installing jacks is a precise process. Each jack has to be appropriately placed, taking into account bearing capacity and location. If the jack is raised too quickly, it could end up damaging your home.
The remedy could also be as simple as sistering the joists. However keep an eye out for other structural problems. For example, if the joists are wet or rotted through, sistering them will not be enough to secure your floors.
If your sagging floors are caused by settlement then the repair may involve more than installing jacks. Depending on the severity of the foundation settlement, your home may require push piers to stabilize the foundation and restore safety. And this is a job that should always be left to the experts.
If your home's sagging floors are caused by water problems, then you'll need to learn how to dry out your wet crawl space and fix the moisture issue first. This involves stopping leaks, drying out your crawl space and sealing it from outside elements.
Once your moisture problem has been resolved, then you can fix your sagging floors. This can involves jacks, sistering the floor boards or installing piers. The solution depends on the severity of the moisture problem and if it contributed to any foundation settlement.
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