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Crawl Space Jack Installation

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You shouldn’t have to feel like you’re walking on unstable ground in your own home. Sloping, sagging floors are common, but they impact your home’s structural stability and cause numerous safety hazards. 

At Ohio Basement Authority, we understand these challenges as fellow homeowners and excel in correcting floor deficiencies by installing durable crawl space jacks as part of our comprehensive crawl space repair systems.

If you live in our service area across Ohio or Northern Kentucky, you can benefit from our proprietary crawl space jacks that fortify your floor framework and, by extension, your entire home. Learn how this cutting-edge solution can revitalize your home and why we are the go-to expert. 

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What Are Crawl Space Jacks?

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Crawl space jacks are steel support posts installed beneath floor joists and firmly attached to the support beams above. Their main function is to stabilize weakened floors and crawl space joists, offering outstanding strength and stability.

For additional security and assurance, opt for a robust, adjustable crawl space jack system. This allows for precise alignment and the potential to restore sagging floors to their original positions.

This is exactly what you receive with Ohio Basement Authority’s proprietary IntelliJack™ system. It boasts impressive load-bearing capacity, provides strong support, eliminates floor bounce and unevenness, and has been rigorously tested and certified to meet industry safety standards. Your crawl space deserves nothing but the best.

Signs Your Floor Needs Crawl Space Jacks

To secure your house, you must be able to spot signs of joist deterioration. Check for these issues that might indicate you need crawl space support:

These signs point to compromised structural integrity, which will worsen if not addressed. Swift action from crawl space professionals like Ohio Basement Authority is required to prevent further degradation and secure the safety and comfort of your living space.

Are Crawl Space Jacks Necessary?

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If you notice any of the issues mentioned above, it’s crucial to address problems in your crawl space promptly. Ignoring signs of floor sagging and bounciness can lead to severe structural damage, increased repair costs, and safety hazards for your family.

It’s important to act quickly, but it’s equally essential to approach repairs correctly. We do not recommend quick fixes from big-box stores, as they are temporary solutions that do not address the root of crawl space problems. Venturing into your crawl space can also be hazardous.

It’s best to leave the inspection and repairs to trained professionals with the proper tools, training, solutions, and protective gear. Our team at Ohio Basement Authority has been securing crawl spaces for many years. You can trust our expertise and our exclusive IntelliJack™ system to prevent further damage and ensure the longevity of your Ohio or Northern Kentucky home’s structure.

Advantages of Using Crawl Space Jacks

Opting for crawl space repair with our jacks brings multiple benefits, including:

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  • Superior Structural Support: Crawl space jacks deliver unparalleled structural reinforcement to sagging joists, ensuring the security of your home’s foundation.
  • Decreased Floor Vibration: Our jacks diminish bothersome floor noises and movement by shoring up joists.
  • Possible Floor Correction: Our crawl space jacks are adjustable and can potentially lift your floors.
  • Prevents Further Deterioration: Firming up weak joists halts progressive damage, such as widening floor gaps, sticking doors, and additional drywall cracking.
  • Durability: Constructed with steel, the IntelliJack™ system promises a lasting and robust solution to your structural challenges.

Leveraging Ohio Basement Authority’s proprietary solutions and professional service is key to getting the most from our crawl space jacks. Our products are engineered with your home’s safety and durability in mind, ensuring you receive an unrivaled, high-quality solution.

Ohio Basement Authority’s Crawl Space Jack Installation Process

While crawl space jacks provide crucial structural reinforcement, they are not a standalone solution for maintaining a healthy crawl space environment. Addressing moisture issues, which often contribute to weakened floors, is equally essential to prevent future complications.

Here’s a look at the process our team follows for installing these vital solutions:

  • Conduct a thorough crawl space inspection to pinpoint the ideal jack placement.
  • Excavate a hole in the crawl space dirt floor.
  • Place the footing base into the hole, securing it with engineered fill material.
  • Trim the steel tubes to accommodate the height of the crawl space.
  • Assemble the steel tube with the jack components.
  • Fasten the assembled unit to the footing and the support beam or floor joist.
  • Adjust the jack for stabilization and possible floor elevation correction.
  • Install the needed crawl space encapsulation solutions for moisture management.
  • Schedule annual maintenance checks to ensure the longevity of the jacks and other solutions.

Working with Ohio Basement Authority means choosing precision and professionalism in installation, ensuring your home’s crawl space is bolstered by industry leaders.

Why Our Crawl Space Jacks Are Ideal for Your Home

The proprietary IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks we offer at Ohio Basement Authority stand out for numerous reasons:

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  • Exceptional Load Bearing: Each jack can support a substantial amount of weight—more than 24,000 pounds—providing robust stability.
  • Customizable: Our adjustable design allows for personalized alignment and ongoing support.
  • Durable: Made from steel, these jacks are built to last and resist corrosion.
  • Verified Quality: Fully tested and certified to meet rigorous industry standards.
  • Comprehensive Home Support: Integrated with our other proprietary solutions, these jacks ensure complete floor stabilization, which is maintained with annual services.

Get Crawl Space Jack Installation Near You Today!

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Don’t dismiss sagging floors as merely a cosmetic flaw; they are a warning sign of deeper structural issues that demand immediate attention. But these issues can be fixed. Partner with Ohio Basement Authority for trusted crawl space jack installation, ensuring your home’s structural integrity remains intact.

Do you live in Ohio or Northern Kentucky? Contact us to schedule a free crawl space inspection and begin the journey to permanently reinforce your home’s foundation. Our team is ready to support you from the initial assessment to the final installation, providing peace of mind every step of the way.

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    Crawl Space Jack FAQs

    IntelliJack™ installation price is contingent on the extent of the crawl space’s condition, size, and additional necessary repairs. Ohio Basement Authority is committed to offering affordable and effective solutions, free inspections, no-obligation estimates, transparent pricing, and various financing options

    The IntelliJack™ installation timeframe varies based on the damage severity and crawl space dimensions. Installations typically require a day or two in most cases. Ohio Basement Authority ensures swift, minimally disruptive service, with exact timelines provided during a free crawl space inspection

    Yes, our proprietary IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks can be adjusted for height even after being installed. Ohio Basement Authority provides annual maintenance programs wherein we return to inspect and modify the jacks as necessary. Contact us to learn more. 

    Ohio Basement Authority Service area

    Our Locations

    Akron Office

    429 Portage Blvd
    Kent, OH 44240

    Cincinnati Office

    1270 Hillsmith Dr.
    Cincinnati, OH 45215

    Cleveland Office

    7950 Bavaria Rd.
    Twinsburg, OH 44087

    Columbus Office

    2421 McGaw Rd.
    Obetz, OH 43207

    Dayton Office

    70 Birch Alley, Suite 240
    Beavercreek, OH, 45440

    Dublin Office

    5650 Blazer Memorial Pkwy, #124
    Dublin, OH 43017