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How To Fix Sagging Floors

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How To Fix Sagging Floors

How To Fix Sagging Floors

Homeowners are always searching, “How To Fix Sagging Floors”. If you’re sick and tired of your sagging floors and you’re looking for a way to fix them – keep reading. There are a few things you need to know before you try to fix your floors as a DIY project.

Sagging floors are typically a sign of structural problem. They can be caused by poor floor support design, settlement or moisture problems.

How To Fix Sagging Floors – The Causes

Poor Floor Support DesignHow To Fix Sagging Floors

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.

Settlement

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.

Moisture Problems

How To Fix Sagging Floors - the reasons why your floors sagIf 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.

How To Fix Sagging Floors – We Fix Sagging Floors!

When in doubt, email us to request your free inspection. We’ll let you know if you can repair your sagging floors or if it’s something that’s best left to the experts. Requesting your free inspection takes 60 seconds, and you can download your Free Homeowner’s Guide to Crawl Space Repair immediately!

Our Homeowner’s Guide to Crawl Space Repair is your resource for learning about why you have crawl space problems, and what to look for to see if you have a problem.

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How To Fix Sagging Floors

Our Homeowner’s Guide to Crawl Space Repair is your resource for learning about why you have crawl space problems, and what to look for to see if you have a problem.

Request your free crawl space repair inspection and download your own copy of the e-book immediately, as our thanks for putting your trust in JES.

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