Over Spanned Floor Joists
Do you have sagging floors? Uneven floors? Or do the glasses in the cabinets rattle when you walk by? You could have over spanned floor joists. Over spanned floor joists are more than just an annoyance, they're a sign that you're sagging floor joists and support beams need additional support.
What Do I Need to Do First?
First you need to find out if over spanned floor joists are a problem which involves going into your nasty crawl space and investigating every square inch. You can learn more about the signs of over spanned floor joists on this page, or just give us a call at 866-370-4816 to request a free professional crawl space evaluation.
As our thanks for putting your trust in JES, you’ll also receive a Free Homeowner's Guide to Crawl Space Repair.
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Why Do I Have Over Spanned Floor Joists?
The support beams and floor joists in your crawl space are designed to support the weight of your home. The floor joists have to be precisely spaced otherwise you'll have a sagging floor or uneven floors. And if the floor joists aren't supported properly then your floor will eventually cave in, creating even bigger problems.
Before you start a home improvement project, it's important to think about the floor support. "If the floor joists aren't supported properly then your new room could create a structural problem."When you add more weight to the floor, like new granite counter tops, the floor joists may require additional support to safely hold your floor up.
Save yourself the stress of finding out your beautiful new kitchen is causing your sagging floor joists, by giving us a call at 866-370-4816 to have a crawl space expert take a look at your crawl space.
Can I Fix Over Spanned Floor Joists?
Fixing sagging floor joists is a job best left to the professionals. If an over spanned or sagging floor joist is supported incorrectly or your home is lifted up too quickly, additional problems can be created: uneven floors, drywall cracks, gaps between the floor and wall, and stuck windows.
The last thing you want to deal with is additional home repairs that could have been avoided. So save yourself time and money by getting a free inspection. You'll also receive a Free Homeowner's Guide to Crawl Space Repair which will teach you about problems signs, causes and what to look for when you hire a contractor.
What Do I Do Now?
Your over spanned floor joists are a safety problem. If left alone the floors will eventually collapse; you can just imagine the mess and stress that comes with a collapsed floor. Give us a call at 866-370-4816 and "Uneven floors and sagging floors could be a sign that you have over spanned floor joists. And over spanned floor joists are a serious safety problem."request your free crawl space evaluation. We'll find out if you have sagging floor joists and work with you to create the best solution for your home.
Uneven floors and sagging floors could be a sign that you have over spanned floor joists. And over spanned floor joists are a serious safety problem.
To correct your over spanned floor joist problem, additional support is needed. This may included supplemental support beams in your crawlspace to carry the weight from your home, or we may recommend the JES SmartJack to help distribute the weight properly and ensure no further damage occurs to your crawlspace support beams.
Get Your Free Homeowner's Guide!
Sick and tired of your nasty crawl space? Or wondering if your uneven floors are a sign that you have a bigger problem?
Our Homeowner's Guide to Crawl Space Repair is your resource for learning about why you have a cracked block in your foundation, what causes foundation settling and what to look for to see if you have a problem. Request your free crawl space repair inspection and receive your own copy of the e-book, as our thanks for putting your trust in JES.