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How Floor Joists Support Your Home’s Foundation

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Have you noticed squeaky floors or other problematic signs around your home? Basements and crawl spaces require durable floor joist systems for support. These structures uphold your flooring, furniture, and everything else above the foundation’s underground area.

This page explores floor joists, common issues that cause damage, and the repair methods that stop the squeaks for good.

What Is a Floor Joist? 

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Floor joists are horizontal framing supports essential to your home’s structural integrity. They span between beams or load-bearing walls to support the subfloor and the floor above. Properly sized and spaced floor joists create a robust and stable platform that distributes weight evenly throughout the home’s structure.

Floor Joist Types

Floor joists are crucial structural components that support your floor system. Choosing the right type depends on several factors, inluding span requirements, budget, and desired floor characteristics. Here are the three common floor joist types used in residential construction:

  • Solid Lumber Joists: These are a traditional option with span capabilities depending on the size and lumber grade.
  • I-Joists: These contain solid wood flanges and a web of oriented strand board (OSB) or plywood. They are durable and typically span longer distances than solid lumber joists of similar size; however, they offer minimal flex comparable to solid lumber.
  • Open-Web Floor Trusses: Made from dimensional lumber (like 2x4s) with diagonal webbing and metal connector plates, these offer utility accessibility and longer spans than solid lumber joists. Though they flex more than I-joists, proper engineering and installation can reduce this to acceptable levels.

Contact a foundation repair expert to determine the most suitable floor joist type for your home and to ensure proper installation according to local building codes.

Signs of Failing Floor Joists 

Floor joists are susceptible to damage that can lead to significant structural problems. Signs of floor joist damage include:

DIY floor joist installation and repair are not recommended. Due to their technical nature, some joist types require a professional. If your joists develop problems, contact a foundation repair expert like JES Foundation Repair for a free inspection.

What Causes Floor Joist Damage?

Floor joist damage can be caused by several factors, including:

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  • Poor Design: Poorly designed and installed joists, using too few joists, over-spanning, and improper spacing cause insufficient load support, weakness, and sagging.
  • Weight: Joists have a weight limit. Adding extra weight during renovations can crack joists, affecting your home’s stability.
  • Moisture and Humidity: Excess moisture leads to wood decay, a common cause of floor joist failure.

Contact a crawl space repair specialist at the first sign of floor joist damage to prevent further damage and costly repairs.

How JES Foundation Repair Addresses Floor Joists

JES Foundation Repair addresses crawl space floor joists by first targeting the underlying problem: moisture. We install the following crawl space encapsulation methods:

Contact JES Foundation Repair for Floor Joist Repair

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Crawl space support jacks, like our IntelliJack™ crawl space jacks, are essential for reinforcing and stabilizing your home’s foundation. For peace of mind and a stable foundation, contact JES Foundation Repair for a free inspection and expert recommendations tailored to your home’s needs.

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    Crawl Space FAQs

    Costs vary based on the condition of the crawl space and the scope of the installation. JES Foundation Repair values your budget and safety, offering free inspections, clear estimates, and flexible financing options.

    JES Foundation Repair installs crawl space support jacks in just 1-2 days. We’ve been the trusted crawl space repair experts near you, serving Virginia, Maryland, DC, and the Outer Banks since 1993.

    If your floor joists are sagging, get started by scheduling a FREE inspection from JES today!

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    Do You Need Crawl Space Jacks?

    What Are Crawl Space Jacks?

    Crawl space jacks address the common problems of sagging and uneven floors. 

    Our IntelliJack™ crawl space jacks are custom-engineered steel piles that support sagging floors and fortify the complete structure of your home for decades.

    Benefits

    • Quick Installation
    • Industry Certified
    • Exceptional Load Capacity
    • Reduced Floor Vibration
    • Prevents Further Damage
    • Customized for Your Home
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    FAQs

    The duration depends on the damage extent and crawl space dimensions but generally it is completed within a couple of days. JES Foundation Repair ensures a quick and efficient service, with minimal disruption.

    Costs vary based on the condition of the crawl space and the scope of the installation. JES Foundation Repair values your budget and safety, offering free inspections, clear estimates, and flexible financing options.

    Absolutely. Our IntelliJack™ system accommodates post-installation adjustments. Our team is fully equipped to manage these adjustments safely and effectively, backed by our annual maintenance service.

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    We provide structural support and moisture management solutions for homeowners in Oakton VA. If your crawl space, basement or foundation is in need of repair, JES can help! We’re also your premier provider for concrete lifting and leveling with PolyRenewal polyurethane injection. We’ve been keeping homeowners in Virginia safe for over 20 years. You deserve a […]

    Potomac Falls VA

    Cracked bricks, wall separation, doors that don’t open or close, uneven floors and other signs of structural damage should not be ignored. As a homeowner in Potomac Falls VA, you want to protect your property value and maintain your home’s condition. Our foundation, crawl space and basement repair services can help you keep your house […]

    Reston VA

    Your home’s value is affected by the choices you make today. Taking chances with foundation problems is not worth it. Make the decision to protect your home and your family for years to come. Let our certified crawlspace and foundation repair specialists in Reston VA inspect your home for structural damage. We’ve been keeping homeowners in Virginia safe […]

    South Riding VA

    If you suspect your home has a foundation problem, you have come to the right place. Our foundation repair experts are highly qualified and ready to assist you with any concerns. We understand how much your home means to you. Let our team in South Riding VA help you protect your home’s structural integrity. We’ve […]

    Spotsylvania VA

    Cracked bricks, wall separation, doors and windows that won’t open properly, bowing walls, settlement and other signs of foundation problems should be addressed right away. Homeowners in Spotsylvania VA can trust us to fix foundations, crawl spaces, concrete lifting and leveling needs, and basement waterproofing problems. As the foundation repair experts in Spotsylvania VA, we […]

    Springfield VA

    Every crack is not a major structural deficiency. Instead of fearing the worst possible outcome, give yourself peace of mind. Our crawl space and foundation repair specialists in Springfield VA will inspect your home at no charge and let you know whether or not something is wrong. We’ve been keeping homeowners in Virginia safe for […]

    Stafford VA

    Our team in Stafford VA provides foundation repair, crawl space, concrete lifting and leveling, and basement waterproofing services. We fix cracks in the foundation, cracked bricks, settlement, damp crawl spaces, wet basements, wall separation, leaning chimneys and more to increase your home’s overall stability. Structural problems and moisture issues can lower your home’s value and comfort. […]

    Sterling VA

    Foundation failure is nothing to play with. When your home requires structural repair, you need an expert with years of experience producing lasting results. As your local foundation repair pro in Sterling VA, we will solve your problem permanently. We’ve been keeping homeowners in Virginia safe for over 20 years by providing foundation repair, crawl […]

    Tappahannock VA

    Foundation repair, crawl space repair, concrete lifting and leveling, and basement waterproofing services are our specialty in Tappahannock VA. If you notice cracked bricks, wall separation, cracks in drywall, doors or windows that don’t open, sagging beams, wood rot and other signs of structural damage at your home, contact JES. We’ve been keeping homeowners in Virginia […]

    Vienna VA

    Homeowners in Vienna VA deserve a foundation repair company they can trust. If your home is battling foundation, crawl space or basement problems, JES can help! We’ve been keeping homeowners in Virginia safe for over 20 years. From cracked bricks and bowing walls to damp crawl spaces, wet basements – and now, we provide concrete lifting and […]

    Warrenton VA

    Flooding from heavy rain or snow melt can damage your home’s foundation. Cracks in the foundation can  allow water into your home’s basement or crawl space. Standing water in your basement or crawl space can lead to mold, discoloration and wood decay. Damage to your home’s key structural supports can cause foundation failure. Our certified […]

    Winchester VA

    Winchester’s silty soil is easily eroded by precipitation on the surface. As water drains deeper into the clay subsoils, the ground may swell. This puts stress on your foundation, but JES has solutions designed to keep your home safe.

    Woodbridge VA

    Have a foundation or structural problem? It can be difficult for homeowners to determine whether a crack is cosmetic or structural. Our company serves homeowners in Woodbridge VA and throughout Northern Virginia. We provide foundation repair, crawl space, concrete lifting and leveling, and basement waterproofing services. We’ve been keeping homeowners in Virginia safe for over […]

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    Amelia Courthouse VA

    You don’t have to live with a wet basement or a damp crawl space! Our team of certified foundation, crawl space and basement waterproofing specialists in Amelia Courthouse VA is ready to restore your home’s condition from the bottom up. Elevated levels of moisture in your house can be dangerous. Indoor air quality, structural integrity […]

    Ashland VA

    Getting rid of your wet basement problem is one of the best things you can do for your home and your family. Dampness in the lower levels of your house attracts all kinds of critters, insects and pests, which can trigger allergies and worsen existing health conditions. It’s best to address a problem early on rather than […]

    Blackstone, VA

    Heightened levels of moisture and humidity in your crawl space are harmful to your home’s structural components. A damp crawl space introduces the ideal setting for mold growth, which can occur as soon as 48 hours after water entry. The benefits of crawl space encapsulation far outweigh the inconveniences associated with a soggy crawl space. […]

    Bon Air VA

    Foundation damage is not something you should take lightly. Whether your home sits on a concrete slab or a crawl space, a solid foundation is needed to properly support the weight of any structure. Cracks, missing concrete and uneven settlement must be fixed quickly to avoid further damage. Entrust your home to the local experts […]

    Chesterfield VA

    When water attacks the lower levels of your house, it can get ugly. Mold, fungus, wood rot, dust mites, pest infestations—the list goes on, particularly if issues are not fixed immediately. Moisture problems in your crawl space or basement eventually affect beams, joists, walls and other areas of your house and can cause wet carpets […]

    Colonial Heights VA

    From historic properties to new construction in Colonial Heights VA we have a customized solution to permanently fix your foundation problem. Protect its value and structural integrity by addressing foundation problems as quickly as possible. If you live in Colonial Heights VA your home might be considered a historic treasure. Many neighborhoods in Colonial Heights […]

    Dinwiddie VA

    Foundation repair in Dinwiddie VA is crucial to the safety of your home and your family. Moreover, our foundation repair services help restore sinking, bowing, cracked, settling and damaged foundations and walls. If your home is showing any problem signs of foundation issues, contact JES right away to schedule your free inspection and estimate. Don’t […]

    Farmville VA

    Your crawl space plays an important role in the indoor air quality of your home. Dampness and high moisture levels in your home’s crawl space encourage mold growth, wood rot, pest infestations and increased allergies. If improving the overall comfort and safety of your home is your top priority, JES can help! We’ve been keeping […]

    Fort Lee, VA

    Are you a homeowner in Fort Lee, VA? If so, JES can provide all of your home’s foundation needs. Your home is your greatest asset and we’ll work with you to develop the best possible solution for your foundation problems. From cracks and bowing walls to moisture and humidity problems, JES is the most trusted […]

    Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing in Central Virginia 

    Does your basement leak after a heavy rain? Have you noticed musty odors or mold growth from moisture or humidity problems? Do have soft spots on your floors, or notice cracks along door frames? Do your windows stick? What about a sinking concrete slab driveway, or uneven sidewalks? If so, JES can help. For over […]

    Glen Allen VA

    A leaning chimney, cracks in the foundation wall, sunken slabs, cracked bricks and inoperable doors and windows are common symptoms of foundation settlement for homeowners in Glen Allen VA. This type of work is not a DIY job—in others words, don’t try this at home. Our foundation repair specialists in Glen Allen VA will propose […]

    Goochland VA

    Cracked bricks are more than an eyesore. They can indicate your home has a foundation problem. Instead of wasting time and money on a quick fix, contact the foundation repair professionals in Goochland VA. We will help you identify any foundation problems and present options for necessary repairs. Let our team of foundation repair experts […]

    Henrico VA

    Structural problems can manifest in older and newer homes in Henrico VA. If you notice any signs of foundation damage, it is recommended that you contact a trusted foundation repair professional in Henrico VA to examine any areas of concern. You and your family deserve to live in a structurally sound home. Waiting won’t make […]

    Hopewell VA

    Is your Hopewell VA home suffering from foundation problems? The signs of foundation issues are varied. Bowing walls, sinking floors and cracked bricks mean that your home may need foundation repair. Our solutions are customized for your repair need. From crawl space repair to foundation repair, our team in Hopewell VA has a permanent fix […]

    Kilmarnock VA

    Structural problems are something homeowners in Kilmarnock VA can do without. When cracks appear in drywall, bricks or walls at your house, these are signs that you have a foundation problem. Cracks make matters worse by allowing water to enter your home, which can lead to mold, mildew and wood rot. Don’t let a wet […]

    Manakin Sabot VA

    Our foundation repair, crawl space moisture management and basement waterproofing services can preserve your home for years to come. Properties located in Manakin Sabot VA are considered historic treasures. These grand and unique homes require upkeep to help maintain their value. Let us help you protect your home in Manakin Sabot VA. Don’t let a […]

    Midlothian VA

    Bouncy floors, sagging beams, wood rot, wet carpets and mold are some of the problems experienced by homeowners who need crawl space repair. Moisture and structural problems in the lower levels of your home, specifically under your home, can affect your living areas as well. If you need foundation or crawl space repair services in Midlothian […]

    Montpelier VA

    If you want your home in Montpelier VA to maintain its value, you should fix your crawl space repair or foundation repair problem in a timely manner. When neglected, foundation and crawl space problems can become worse and affect key structural components of your home. Indoor air quality, foundation failure and mold growth are three […]

    New Kent VA

    Your foundation is vital to your home’s stability and safety in New Kent VA. Are you noticing cracks in the walls, sinking floors, or moisture problems? These problem signs could be a major problem for your home. If left unattended, the problem will only get worse and the repair costs will continue to rise. At […]

    Petersburg VA

    Does your home in Petersburg VA need foundation repair? Cracked bricks, bowing walls, cracks in drywall, settlement, cracks around doors and windows and wall separation only get worse with time. Fixing your foundation is necessary to ensure the stability, health and comfort of your home. We perform free inspections and provide free estimates to homeowners […]

    Powhatan VA

    Don’t let a wet crawl space or cracked foundation harm the stability of your home in Powhatan VA. Signs of foundation problems should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid additional damage. We provide free inspections and estimates to homeowners in Powhatan VA. We’ve been keeping homeowners in Virginia safe for over 20 years. […]

    Prince George VA

    Need foundation repair, crawl space repair, concrete lifting and leveling, or basement waterproofing services in Prince George VA? We are the trusted home repair experts you need. Our foundation repair, crawl space, concrete lifting, and basement waterproofing professionals in Prince George VA can help fix your wet basement, damp crawl space, sinking concrete, and structural […]

    Short Pump VA

    Do you reside in the Short Pump VA area of Henrico County? Moreover, is your home experiencing foundation problems? If so, JES Foundation Repair is here to develop the proper foundation repair for your specific home’s needs. At JES, our Certified Field Inspectors will oversee a free inspection and work with you, the homeowner, to […]

    Tuckahoe, VA

    Protect your Tuckahoe basement and crawl space with proven JES solutions. Our world-class products stabilize and repair even the most damaged foundation problems permanently.

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    Abingdon VA

    Our foundation repair and crawl space repair specialists help homeowners in Abingdon VA identify structural problems and moisture management issues. We understand the hassles associated with addressing home repairs and strive to make it as smooth as possible for each customer we serve. If you notice cracks in your foundation or walls, you may need […]

    Blacksburg VA

    Our foundation repair and crawl space repair specialists help homeowners in Blacksburg VA identify structural problems and moisture management issues. We understand the hassles associated with addressing home repairs and strive to make it as smooth as possible for each customer we serve. If you notice cracks in your foundation or walls, you may need […]

    Bristol, VA

    Our foundation repair and crawl space repair specialists help homeowners in Bristol VA identify structural problems and moisture management issues. We understand the hassles associated with addressing home repairs and strive to make it as smooth as possible for each customer we serve. If you notice cracks in your foundation or walls, you may need […]

    Charleston, WV

    Restore your cracked, settling and damaged foundation or wet and mold basement & crawl space with JES Foundation Repair. It is important to address these issue before they lead to long-lasting damages. Explore our basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, foundation repair & concrete leveling solutions. Our certified experts will inspect your home in Charleston, WV […]

    Christiansburg VA

    Our foundation repair and crawl space repair specialists help homeowners in Christiansburg VA identify structural problems and moisture management issues. We understand the hassles associated with addressing home repairs and strive to make it as smooth as possible for each customer we serve. If you notice cracks in your foundation or walls, you may need […]

    Franklin County VA

    Franklin County VA homeowners know we are the area’s foundation repair experts. Our team specializes in recommending permanent foundation repair, crawl space repair and moisture management solutions. We offer structural support systems to help ensure the stability of your house. If your home is battling moisture problems, we can fix that too. Elevated moisture levels […]

    Radford, VA

    Our foundation repair and crawl space repair specialists help homeowners in Radford VA identify structural problems and moisture management issues. We understand the hassles associated with addressing home repairs and strive to make it as smooth as possible for each customer we serve. If you notice cracks in your foundation or walls, you may need […]

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    JES Foundation Repair service area map of the Mid-Atlantic region.

    Our Locations

    Baltimore

    8361 Town Center Ct
    Nottingham, MD 21236

    Fredericksburg

    311 Central Rd.
    Suite 2-02
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401

    Hampton Roads & NE NC

    2569 Quality Ct
    Virginia Beach, VA 23454

    Northern VA & DC

    7940 Gainsford Ct.
    Bristow, VA 20136

    Richmond

    309 Quarles Rd
    Ashland, VA 23005

    Southwest Virginia / Roanoke

    2033 Cook Dr.
    Salem, VA 24153

    Western Virginia

    456 Old Courthouse Rd
    Appomattox, VA 24522

    Winchester

    45 W Boscawen St,
    Winchester, VA 22601