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A floor joist shows signs of compression due to the weight of the home -- and too few support posts. Inadequate crawl space support leads to sinking floors, uneven floors, and damage to your structure.
Have you noticed unlevel or bouncy floors in your home? If so, there is a good chance your crawl space is experiencing structural problems that are causing it to sink or sag in the middle. Crawl spaces experience structural sagging for three primary reasons: support columns spaced too far apart, rot-weakened joists, girders, and posts, and columns settling due to weak soil or poor footings.
If you have tilting or sinking crawl space supports, too few supports, moist, rotting wood, sagging, sloping, or uneven floors, cracks in interior drywall, or door & window frames that are skewed and unlevel, it's time to call in a professional.
At American Waterworks, we specialize in stabilizing sinking crawl spaces. We can install crawl space supports to ensure that your structure is properly stabilized while also adding an encapsulation system to prevent mold and rot. If you're interested in crawl space repair for your home, give us a call today to get a free estimate in Rochester, Saint Paul, Minneapolis and the nearby areas!
A moldy, unsupported girder (right) sinks under the weight of a home -- due to an improperly installed crawl space support.
At American Waterworks, we recommend installing the SmartJack® System, which uses adjustable heavy duty steel crawl space jack posts. These posts install quickly in a home and provide the best solution for restoring stability to your structure.
The SmartJack® system can be installed in tight conditions, usually in less than a day. Made with galvanized steel for corrosion resistance, it can support vertical loads exceeding 60,000 lbs. The adjustable design of our crawl space jack system means that sagging floors can not only be stabilized; they can also be restored to their original position in many cases.
To address the issue of poor supporting soils, each crawl space jack distributes the weight of the home through a precast concrete footing and a base of engineered fill material. The SmartJack® is the only solution that addresses problem soils during crawl space restabilization!
Our crawl space encapsulation system will give you a clean, dry space that won't give you problems in the future.
Installing the SmartJack® is a fast process that will not disrupt your home or landscaping. During our crawl space repair, your installers will follow these five steps:
Here are three "fixes" that we at American Waterworks do NOT recommend:
If you'd like a permanent solution for your crawl space issues or any other foundation problem, we're ready to help you. We offer free crawl space structural repair quotes to homeowners in the Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin area. To schedule your free, on-site inspection and written estimate, call or e-mail us today!
We proudly offer all our foundation repair services in Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Rochester, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Mason City, Oronoco, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Zumbrota and throughout the surrounding areas.
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