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Stabilizing Your Crawl Space: Your Options

Damaged crawl space beams.

Various factors, including your home’s age, architectural design, and recent weather conditions, can lead to your crawl space beginning to sink—a situation many homeowners encounter. While not rare, it’s crucial not to overlook this issue.

Stabilizing your crawl space is imperative the moment you discover any signs of sinking. Various factors could trigger this, but regardless of the reason, it is a signal that professional intervention is required.

Continue reading to discover the importance of crawl space stabilization and why consulting a JES expert should be your immediate course of action.

Why Should I Fix My Crawl Space Now?

The one thing that holds many people back from going for a fix is the worry that it’s simply not worth the money. Many homeowners loathe spending more money on a home than they have to. The thing is, you absolutely can’t afford to ignore sinking crawl spaces and floor joists.

If you’re dealing with these sinking problems, there are many reasons to fix them now. Here are just a few.

The Cheapest Answer 

It’s simple: there’s never going to be a cheaper time to fix your crawl space than right now. If you wait to fix things, the price is just going to mount as more problems arise in your crawl space. That’s the opposite of what you’re trying to do.

At the end of the day, it’s by far cheaper to just fix it right now. No one wants to spend money on a home fix, but think of it this way: would you rather put the money down now, or put extra money down during an emergency in the future?

Avoid Future Crawl Space Problems

The problems aren’t going to stop, and just ignoring them won’t help. No matter what the problem is right now, ignoring your crawl space issues will just exacerbate them. That opens the door to future problems that may be worse than the ones you have right now.

For example, the IntelliJack™ system can help you potentially raise your home back to its original position. What if you don’t address your crawl space problems and allow floors to continue to sag? After many months or years, the floor joists may end up bearing so much weight on weak points that they actually snap.

The last thing you want is to end up with a much more serious problem that you could have fixed with some simple preventive measures.

Uncover Any Additional Problems

Do you know what’s really going on down in your crawl space? You may not. However, there can be all sorts of problems going on in your crawl space, from excess moisture to wood rot and many other potential options.

An inspection is actually the best way to uncover these problems. Professionals have tools that allow them to determine whether something is a problem and expert training that allows them to see where there might be issues.

What are the Benefits of IntelliJack™ Foundation Jacks?

JES recommends the IntelliJack™ Crawl Space system. That’s because this system actually fixes the problems you’re probably having in your crawl space that create sinking. It permanently stabilizes crawl space beams and can lift them back into place in a way nothing else can.

If you’re not sure why you should choose the IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Stabilizer system, consider these benefits. 

IntelliJackâ„¢ Crawl Space system.


This is a huge benefit to the IntelliJack™ system over other solutions out there. If your home settles further or you have additional settling problems, you can actually adjust the IntelliJack™ system, which is something you can’t do with concrete stabilizers.

Not only is the IntelliJack™ system adjustable, but once you adjust it, it’ll stay in that position. The IntelliJack™ system will make sure your home gets the support it needs, whether it stays in its current state or settles further in the future.

Weak Soil Solution 

What if you have weak soil in your foundation? The IntelliJack™ system addresses that as well. Instead of just relying on the weak soil you already have, you can replace that soil with a stronger option. With this specially engineered fill, you don’t have to worry about weak soil when you can instead rely on something even better.

This is important because other solutions don’t even touch the potential problem of weak soil. If you have weak soil, your foundation jacks need to take that problem into account. With a weak soil solution like the IntelliJack™ system offers you’ll be more well-equipped to handle the problem of further settling because of poor foundational support.

installing crawl space support jacks

High Capacity 

You want to make sure you don’t just have something that can support your foundation. You want your system to be able to potentially lift it back to its proper position. That’s why foundation jacks are so important. If your foundation has currently started to sink dramatically, you need an option that can raise your foundation high enough to put it back to where it started.

That’s where the IntelliJack™ system comes in. 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. With this massive capacity, you don’t have to worry about whether or not your foundation jacks are up to the task, because you already know they are.

A Long-Term Answer 

Temporary house foundation jacks can make the problem worse because they don’t actually help. Instead, they just put a bandage over the problem. All the while, the situation will continue to deteriorate, making it more difficult for you to maintain your foundation over time.

Instead, the IntelliJack™ system gives you a long-term answer that’s easier to maintain and simpler to manage. You can adjust it to suit your current and future needs, and its strength makes sure you don’t have anything to worry about in the future.

Contact JES for Expert Crawl Space Repair

While facing crawl space problems can seem daunting, with JES, you have a trusted partner ready to tackle these challenges head-on.

Our expertise and comprehensive approach to crawl space repair ensure that we can address a wide range of issues, from sinking and moisture to structural integrity.

With JES, you gain access to innovative solutions and a team committed to restoring the health and safety of your home.

Don’t let crawl space problems linger and potentially worsen—reach out to JES today and take the first step towards a secure and stable foundation for your home.

Phillip Mazzotta

Phillip Mazzotta

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