Rotten wood, termite damage, high wood moisture, sagging, etc… They cause floors to become unlevel and compromise the structural integrity of a home.
Most crawl spaces in the Tidewater area are made up of vulnerable beams and floor joists. Minimum standards must be met otherwise big problems can arise when it comes time to sell and putting these problems off for a long time can cost in the long run.
Trust your crawl space to a company with extensive experience in fixing the framing of your home! You don’t want just any handyman lifting your home to repair the critical structure. Get the biggest bang for your buck by correctly scoping the work and having experts reinforce your floors!
Making your floors more level and fixing sticking doors commonly go hand in hand. Most of these problems are caused by inadequate strength of the floor framing which is made up of beams and joists. Moist wood is typically weaker so beams can bow and joists can sag.
Additional support will probably be necessary. The good news is that an experienced technician with a well thought out system design can yield some great results!
It is most important for optimum results to use additional supports that can be adjusted, have adequate support (between components and the footing), as well as be suited for the rugged environment of a crawl space. We only use the best products and installation methods.
Power Post Stabilizers are installed to reinforce failing or weakened floor structure. They are installed with powerful, robust footings capable of supporting 6,000 – 12,000 pounds each.
They are installed by first digging and pouring custom footings. Once the footing has cured we can custom fit the pipe and assembly that allows us to add pressure and lift the structure. All metal components are galvanized which prevents rust in the future.
Depending on your goals, we can stop bouncy floors from shaking, stabilize your upstairs structure, prevent future settlement problems within the crawl space, and even close up cracks above doors often times.
A large majority of structural problems are caused by moisture. That being said, most moisture in a crawl space only comes from 3 sources:
1. Moisture from the humidity in the air
2. Moisture from the earth
3. Moisture from flooding and water
Fortunately, costly repairs can be prevented with a different kind of crawl space. It’s known by many names… crawl space sealing, encapsulation, or an unvented crawl space to name a few. Learn more about crawl space encapsulation!