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 is 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 results 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 IntelliJack™?
IntelliJacks are galvanized steel support systems used to stabilize and level the girders and floor joists in a crawl space or basement.
- Each support jack has an allowable load capacity of more than 24,000 pounds
- Galvanized steel for corrosion resistance
- Installs in limited-access areas
- The ONLY crawl space support jack that addresses problem soils
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 custom-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 IntelliJacks?
When 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 (each with an allowable load capacity of 24,000 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.
The benefits of our crawl space structural support jacks
To be stable, strong, and level, the floor above a crawl space requires solid mid-span support that’s usually provided by a post-and-beam assembly. Unfortunately, beams are often undersized, and many contractors use wooden posts that can rot, shift and settle. When this happens, floor joists sag and other structural problems occur.
The IntelliJack® system is a foundation repair product that provides a permanent solution to these problems. The IntelliJack® is installed by attached steel support beams to your floor joists and a sturdy base at the floor. Once all posts are installed, they are adjusted to raise your floors to a level position.
The IntelliJack® system can be easily adjusted at any point if your home requires it, ensuring that you have a permanent solution to your problems. The IntelliJack® is also compatible with crawl space encapsulation systems, making it a good choice for homeowners wishing to eliminate moisture problems and improve home energy efficiency, while also solving structural problems.
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