Crawl Space Joist Supports for Sagging Floors

Older homes are full of character and unique features you just don’t find in today’s modern homes. Unfortunately, due to their age, they also can come with sagging floors. At first thought, sagging floors are just slightly irritating and unsightly, but failure to address the issue could lead to bigger, hidden underlying structural problem.

What causes floors to sag?

Not only are sagging floors an inconvenience, but they also can lead to safety issues, and diminish the value of your home. The most common causes of sagging floors include:

1. Insects & Animals

Weakening of floor joist caused by decay or infestation of termites, rodents, or other animals.

2. Instability & Water

Rotting, shifting or settling posts that in turn cause the central beam to lose support.

3. Under-Sized & Incorrect Spacing

Improperly sized or inadequately spaced joists or posts that don’t support the floor or central beam.

4. Settlement

A settling foundation or foundation wall on one side of your home.

How can you repair sagging floors?

You don’t have to live with sagging floors. There is a solution known as Crawl Space Joist Supports, which help repair sagging floors caused by damage, rotting, weak foundation soils, or inadequate design.

Crawl Space Joist Supports not only reinforce your floors, but they also level and stabilize the central beam and floor joists in your crawl space. This helps return your sagging floor back to it’s original position.

Foundation Technology’s 6-step installation system requires minimal disturbance to your home and crawl space. It also avoids messy concrete and long curing times. All of which helps restore your property value, home safety, and peace of mind for the long term.

6 Quick Installation Steps

Step 1.
We excavate the hole and then prepare the footing base with engineered fill.

Step 2.
The precast footing is then set in place and leveled.

Step 3.
Galvanized steel pier is cut to the appropriate length.

Step 4.
The steel column and components are assembled and then connected to the beam and floor joists.

Step 5.
The Joist Support is tightened into place, stabilizing the beams and potentially lifting the above floors and walls back to level.

Step 6.
This System can be installed in combination with a crawl space liner as well.