IntelliJack Crawl Space Jacks
For Bouncy, Uneven, Sagging Floors
Does your home have sloping, bouncy, uneven floors? Additionally, do picture frames and glasses rattle when you walk by? Specifically, your floor joists are weak or over-spanned and need additional support to hold up the weight of your home. This is where IntelliJack crawl space jacks make the difference.
If the floor joists are not properly supported, you could end up with severely sagging floors, floor-wall gaps or a collapsed floor. For this reason, it’s important to consult with a crawl space repair professional before the problems grow worse.
IntelliJack Crawl Space Jacks – What Causes Bouncy Floors?
Your home’s uneven, bouncy floors can be caused by a variety things. In fact, these issues vary from poor design to settlement and waterproofing problems. In other words, bouncy flooring can occur from a variety of issues, but it’s important to address the problems with an expert.
As you may know, the floors of your home are supported by a series of floor joists, beams, and support columns. The joists, beams, and columns need to be precisely spaced. As such, the soil, flooring weight and other materials within the home are taken into account for spacing. If the joists or columns are spaced too far (over-spanned), the joists will sag and bounce over time. In addition, home remodeling projects can also lead to over-spanned or bouncy floor joists. New appliances, granite countertops or a newly installed cast iron tub can all add stress to your floor joists. When it’s time to remodel, it’s important not to overlook your foundation. Surprisingly, many homeowners ignore the signs until severe damage is done and immediate work is necessary.
The soil your home is built on can impact its structural integrity, among other things. Weather, as well as the amount of moisture present, can affect how the soil behaves.
In particular, think of the soil as if it’s a sponge. When water is introduced to a dry sponge, it swells and expands. The same happens with the soil. Thus, the over-saturated soil is also much softer and weaker than dry soil, which can lead to foundation settlement. As a sponge dries, it shrinks and hardens. Once again, the same happens to the soil. As the soil dries out from weather or drought, it shrinks and pulls away from your foundation and support columns. As a result, the newly created space caused by soil shrinkage allows your foundation to move and settle. For this reason, the movement leads to settlement problems.
Standing water, plumbing leaks, open crawl space vents and other waterproofing problems lead to settlement issues. Of course, this can create the perfect environment for mold and wood rot. As you may have already heard before, mold and rot can lead to serious health and structural problems.
IntelliJack Crawl Space Jacks – The Solution to Bouncy, Sagging Floors!
There is a solution to everything, including bouncy and sagging floors. In particular, the IntelliJack Crawl Space Jacks.
To clarify, IntelliJack is a supplemental support system for overspanned, sagging floor joists and sagging joists equally caused by settlement. Nonetheless, the engineered steel and round-tube IntelliJack is strong enough to support 60,000 pounds. That’s the same as three elephants!
IntelliJack is strong enough to support 60,000 lbs. – that’s the same as three elephants!
The jack is installed on top of engineered fill, which increases support for heavier applications and distributes the pressure to underlying soils – minimizing further settlement. Should further settlement occur, the IntelliJack can be adjusted. With a 25-year warranty and hot-zinc galvanized corrosion protection, the IntelliJack offers a long-term solution. While sagging floor joists and uneven floors can lead to further home issues, the IntelliJack provides the stability your flooring needs.
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