Once you’ve found the right floor joist repair contractor near you and decided to fix the problems, what are your options? The good news is, there are plenty of high-quality floor joist repair options.
These are some of the solutions you might want to consider.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
This is an effective solution for moisture coming up from a dirt crawl space. In fact, it’s something you should pursue even if you don’t currently have issues with your floor joists.
If you have a dirt crawl space, open crawl space vents, or both, you need to make sure you’ve encapsulated your crawl space. This will help avoid crawl space moisture coming up from the ground or in from your vents.
Crawl space encapsulation needs to be done by a professional. If you don’t get it right the first time, that moisture can keep coming up and causing problems. That’s why you should consider a JES crawl space repair expert for your crawl space encapsulation.
Replacement and Added Support Beams
What if the support beams simply can’t support the home anymore? Especially if you’ve been ignoring floor joist problems for a long time, you might find that this is the case, and you can’t just leave it alone.
In these cases, you’re probably going to need to replace the floor joists. You may also need to add new floor joists that aren’t overspanned or cracked. At this point, there usually isn’t any other option.
Ideally, you’ll want to handle these problems before they mount to such a point that there’s no other crawl space joint repair option except to fully replace it as this will be more expensive and invasive. However, if you do need to replace your floor joists, count on JES to do it.
IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Stabilizing System
What if your crawl space joists can still hold up the home, but just need additional points of support? In these cases, you can rely on JES’s preferred solution: the IntelliJack™ crawl space stabilizing system.
This is effective because it works to help stabilize your crawl space. This jack is designed to stop settling, but it is easy to adjust if your home shifts further in the future. It’s also incredibly strong. Our crawl space support system has an allowable load capacity of more than 24,000 pounds per support jack, and is tested and certified to the highest industry standards.
A homeowner who calls JES for a free inspection early may be able to take advantage of this crawl space stabilizing system. It’s one of the best options for floor joist repair because it’s less invasive and more effective.