Crawl Space Repair Solutions: SettleStop IntelliJack Crawl Space Stabilizing System
Sagging or sinking floor problems are the bane of many homeowners’ lives. If you have uneven floors, you need to have a crawl space repair expert inspect the problem quickly.
SettleStop IntelliJacks are galvanized steel supports put in place to reinforce sagging and undersized beams, restoring stability and straightness to sagging floor joists in a crawl space. If you’re thinking about using the IntelliJack system to manage your uneven problem, here’s what you need to know.
How Does the IntelliJack System Help with Sagging, Uneven floors?
The strength of the IntelliJack system is essentially unrivaled. 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. You can be certain the IntelliJack system will be enough to keep your home safe.
Another huge benefit of the IntelliJack system is the fact that you can adjust it essentially at will. There are many reasons you may need to adjust the system, but the main reason is that your floor joists probably aren’t at the right height currently. You must bring your floor joists back to their original positions.
When a crawl space repair expert comes in to install the IntelliJack crawl space system, they’ll measure things to make sure that they know how high they need to install the IntelliJack products. From there, they’ll be able to lift your floor joists back to their initial position, making it easy to keep your home structurally sound.
What Are the Warning Signs of a Floor Joist Problem?
Many things can indicate floor joist problems in your home. If you’re not sure whether you’re having a floor joist problem in your home, keep an eye out for these easy-to-identify warning signs that can give you insight into those concerns.
- Sagging Floors
This is by far the most obvious sign of floor joist problems. If your floors are sagging, especially if they’re sagging toward the middle, it’s typically because you have too much weight on that area of the floor and not enough stability to hold it up. That means the floor joists aren’t able to hold the weight of the floors.
Sagging floors can happen for a brand new reason, like if you’ve recently installed marble countertops in a kitchen. However, they can also happen if you just don’t have enough stability in the floors initially. Either way, you must maintain your home’s sagging floors by adding stability to your floor joists.
- Musty Smell
A musty smell in your home will most likely be caused by mold and mildew issues. Contrary to popular belief, a musty smell isn’t normal for crawl spaces. It indicates that there are serious mold and mildew problem, and it’s something you should handle as early as possible.
Mold and mildew tend to accumulate in areas where you can find organic materials and condensation. Floor joists are a great place for mold and mildew to accumulate. That means if you’re smelling something musty in your crawl space, you could have floor joist problems and not know about it until it’s too late.
- Cracks in the Walls and Floors
What if you’re noticing cracks in your home’s walls and floors? These cracks are serious problems that you need to address as early as possible. That’s because they typically indicate that you’re having problems with structural stability. Although certain types of cracks tend to indicate more structural problems, all cracks are cause for alarm.
This can happen because of floor joist problems as well. Remember, your floor joists are an inherent part of your home’s structural integrity. If you’re having problems with your home’s floor joists, it could end up causing structural integrity problems that reach out beyond just the floor joists and into a variety of other areas.
Add the IntelliJack System to Your Crawl Space for a Healthier Home
Many things can impact the health of your home and it’s important not to assume that the IntelliJack system will fix every single problem you might have. However, if you are having issues with sagging floor joists, the IntelliJack system can be part of your path toward a healthier and more structurally sound home.
The IntelliJack system is a great option for most homeowners who are looking to raise their floor joists back up to their initial position. However, you also need to make sure you’re tackling underlying causes and installing the system properly. If you think the IntelliJack system could be beneficial for you, talk to a crawl space repair expert to learn more about the installation process and whether it will work for your unique home problems.