Who makes SmartJack?

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How do you reinforce raised foundation?

Here are some commonly used methods.

  1. Underpinning. This method is used to either increase the depth of the foundation or to repair the foundation if it has significant damage.
  2. Jacketing of Foundations. Another method you may hear about is jacketing of foundations.
  3. Mudjacking.
  4. House Lifting and Leveling.

How do you support a floor joist in a crawl space?

Sometimes, a contractor will reinforce joists in a crawl space by adding additional concrete columns. These concrete blocks will be custom-made for the crawl space, and will need several days for the grouted-together block mortar to cure.

What is a crawl space joists?

Floor joists support your floor above the crawl space. They’re an essential element of the structure of your home. Again, you most likely don’t think about floor joist much. It may surprise you just how many components of your structure are right below your feet. Some floors sit directly on concrete slabs.

How much does it cost to jack up a floor?

Floor Joist Repair Cost for a 500-Square-Foot Room

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Cost to sister floor joists $100 – $300 per joist
Cost to replace floor joists $6,000 – $10,000+
Cost to replace floor joists, jack required $20,000+

How do you support floor joists?

The best way to strengthen floor joists from underneath is to make a supporting mid-span beam or wall beneath the wobbling joists. Using jack posts or 6×6 posts and 2×10 or 2×8 beams perpendicular to the joists will solve any wobble and ensure your joists never move again.

What are Foundation jacks and how do they work?

These foundation jacks can take the place of joist support that was already supposed to be there. Your crawl space or foundation needs a certain amount of support. If it doesn’t get that, you’re going to end up with problems. To avoid problems with poor support planning, many people install permanent house jacks to lift up the floor joists.

What is a smartjack® adjustable support post?

Masonry piers sometimes sink, while wood support posts can rot or shift. When piers fail in these ways, the support beam will sag or settle, causing floor joists to do the same. SmartJack® adjustable support posts is an affordable repair solution for the sagging floors above your crawl space.

How does smartjack work?

The SmartJack system permanently lifts and stabilizes existing beams and floor joists in your crawl space. A solid base of engineered fill addresses the problem of weak foundation soil by transferring the weight of the home to competent strata. Steel columns are secured to the beams or joists in the crawl space.

Will smartjack support posts straighten sagging floors?

SmartJack® support posts will straighten and strengthen sagging, bouncy floors above a crawl space. Are you bothered by sagging, bouncy floors above a crawl space? This is a common problem. Sagging, bouncy floors indicate a serious structural problem that will worsen over time.