Support Beam Replacement and Repair Options
If you notice sagging or bouncy floors in your home, this indicates that the support beams in your basement or crawl space have become weak and can no longer support the weight of your floors above.
Depending on the severity of your home’s situation, the type of repair needed is based on several factors:
- The degree and severity of the sag in the floors above the basement.
- The goal of the homeowner for use of the space following the repair.
- The relative humidity in your basement or crawlspace.
Floors above basements and crawlspaces are susceptible to problems motivated by moisture and weak soils underneath a home. Sagging beams and floor joists are of the result of improper spacing of existing per columns of weakened floor systems due to mold and wood rot. As these forces of nature occur in the crawlspace, the floors above begin to sink and sag as well.
The best way to determine which solution would be best for sagging floors and joists is to have a free, no obligation estimate with a MidAmerica Basement Systems Design Specialist. They will do a thorough inspection of both the inside and outside of your home and discuss repair options based on your needs.
MidAmerica Basement Systems utilizes the Supportworks SmartJack System which lifts and stabilizes existing floor joists in your basement. This solution is also applicable in crawlspaces. Steel columns are secured to beams or joists in the space. Heavy-duty, threaded rods allow for adjustment and a custom fit for each SmartJack System installed. This solution can be installed year-round, often in less than one day. The SmartJack also comes with a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects and a performance warranty from MidAmerica Basement Systems.
MidAmerica Basement Systems offers support beam replacements to fix sagging floors and restore your home’s value. Contact us today for your free quote!