What is a Crawl Space Support Jack? How Does it Help Repair a Crawl Space?
If you have a crawl space or basement in your home, it is important to keep it in good condition. A crawl space can be a great place to store items, but if it is not properly maintained, it can become a breeding ground for pests and other critters. In addition, water damage and mold can occur in a crawl space if it is not properly sealed and insulated. These issues in turn lead to sinking or bouncy floors, rotten subflooring and houses literally falling apart!
A crawl space support jack is an important tool for repairing a crawl space. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of using a crawl space support jack and why you should invest in quality crawl space repair service. This is one home repair that you don't want to DIY.
When it comes to your home, the foundation is everything. If you have a problem with your foundation, it can cause all sorts of other problems throughout your home. That's why it's so important to invest in quality crawl space repair service and inspection. A crawl space expert will correctly identify if a support jack is needed to ensure the crawl space is not collapsing due to overspinning (i.e., the beams under the home are trying to hold up too much weight and are sinking under the weight of the home.) A support jack is a tool that helps support your foundation and prevents further damage.
Just like their name implies, a support jack lends extra oomph to your crawl space by supporting, or taking on, the additional load (or weight) of the home. It is a metal support system (preferably galvanized steel with an engineer's stamp of approval) that is able to affect sinking part of a subfloor. The process of placing the support jack or adjusting its position is a process that is not only taxing (and sometimes dangerous!) but also requires a high degree of expertise. If the jacks are installed incorrectly, or simply in the wrong place, they will have little or no effect on your sinking home.
If you think you might need a support jack or are experiencing any of the issues we mentioned above, please contact our office today for a free consultation. Our experienced professionals will be able to assess the situation and provide you with the best solution for your needs. Investing in quality crawl space repair service now will save you money and headaches down the road!
Don't hesitate, reach out today, because crawl space problems will never get better with time; but they will get better with us! Thank you for reading, we hope this post was helpful to you.