A number of structural and cosmetic damages can be caused by the settling columns or sagging beams and floor joists in your crawl space.
When crawl spaces are built, they are part of the load bearing structure. With this said, care needs to be taken to design the crawlspace to hold whatever is on top of it.
Either immediately or slowly over time, inadequate structural design, weak foundation soils supporting crawlspace support columns, and weakening floor joists due to moisture and wood rot in the crawl space will cause structural and cosmetic problems that need to be fixed.
The SmartJack® is an adjustable, supplemental support system used in crawl spaces to stabilize and potentially lift failing floor joists or beams.
The proprietary SmartJack® is available through Foundation Supportworks' authorized foundation repair network of the best foundation contractors in the U.S. and Canada. For a free, no-obligation quote for repairing your home, contact us today!
This system rests on a solid concrete base which is placed on engineered fill. Next, an adjustable, heavy duty steel column is secured to both the concrete base and to the bottom of the beam or joists above. The unique adjustment ability of the SmartJack® allows it to support the load above. In many cases, it can lift the floors and walls back to level restoring integrity to a living area.
Installation of the Foundation Supportworks' SmartJack® is ideal because it requires no waiting time for concrete to cure, it can be installed in tight places, and most jobs can be completed in one day. In addition, the SmartJack® can support vertical loads exceeding 60,000 lbs, which is a substantially greater capacity than the traditional concrete columns found in most crawl spaces.
The Foundation Supportworks' SmartJack® is designed specifically for the structural problems caused by foundations in crawl spaces. Don't let sloping floors, drywall cracks, and/or sagging beams or floor joists get your down. Get a lift, with the Foundation Supportworks' SmartJack! It's the perfect solution! Call or contact us for a free crawl space repair estimate today!