Stabilize Your Home’s Floor System with IntelliJacks

Monday, November 21st, 2016 By Jaimie Hooker

There are a variety of solutions to fix your bouncy, soft or unlevel floors. However, the IntelliJack System is one solution that stands out as the best choice to immediately stabilize your home’s infrastructure.

Settling of piers/columns in crawl spaces are often caused by weak foundation soils. Over time, these soils shift and settle with changes in moisture content and density. Settling piers and floor joists are often the result of improper spacing of floor piers. Other signs your home has a settling floor system:

-Sloping floors.

-Cracks along interior walls near doors and windows.

-Doors that stick or no longer fit the frame.

-Additional shimming between existing piers and girders.

Now that you know, the IntelliJack System provides your floor system will immediate stability, removing worry from the concerns above. What is it? IntelliJacks are galvanized steel support systems used to stabilize and level the girders and floor joists in a crawl space or basement.

Why should homeowners choose IntelliJacks? The bulb of influence, which is an engineering term for how a point load is distributed in soil. This sets us apart from other contractors as we know that a proper footing is critical to any load bearing member of a house. A two foot by two-foot cube is dug at each IntelliJack location and compressed with engineered fill (gravel), this will allow the weight of the home to be properly distributed, providing a lasting solution.

Each steel-column is costum fitted to the exact height needed then connected to the girder. The IntelliJack System is then tightened into place, providing immediate stabilization, lifting the above floors and walls back to level.

When should homeowners use IntelliJacksWhen you want to accomplish the following:

-Best opportunity to lift the above floors and walls back to their original positions.

-Engineered footing transfers the load beyond weak soils.

-Problem solved once and for all! 

The IntelliJack is strong (supporting loads of more than 60,000 pounds), adjustable and is the only solution that addresses problems with weak soils. Lastly, the system is corrosion resistant, not allowing mold, mildew or rust to affect its stability.

About the author
Jaimie Hooker is the Assistant Marketing Director at Tar Heel Basement Systems; authoring case studies, technical papers, creating and captioning photo albums and managing website content. She also oversees the organization of video testimonials, shows and events, Jaimie lives in the small town of Madison, NC with her husband, Paul, and 3 year old son, Franklin.