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Floor Joist Repair

Everything You Need To Know About Floor Joists

Floor joists are the basis of any building’s flooring system, providing essential support and stability. These horizontal beams, typically made of wood, steel or engineered materials, span the width between walls or beams, forming the framework upon which floors are constructed.

Floor joists distribute the weight of occupants, furniture and fixtures evenly, preventing sagging floors or structural compromise. Understanding the role of floor joists is crucial for homeowners, as they play a vital role in ensuring a safe, durable and level foundation for any structure. The Crack Guys are ready to provide long-lasting, professional floor repairs for your space.

What Is A Floor Joist?

Crawlspace floor joists act as a horizontal plane that runs from wall to wall, wall to beam or beam to beam. They help support the main floors above the crawlspace and are usually made of concrete, steel or wood.

If you have moisture in your crawlspace, wooden beams are more susceptible to water damage and could encounter serious issues such as expansion and contraction. Steel floor joists are less likely to expand and contract so they won’t warp or crack. Call The Crack Guys today for floor joist repair!

Signs You Need Floor Joist Support

Recognizing the signs of flooring issues and addressing them promptly is essential to maintaining the structural integrity of your home and ensuring the safety of your household. Signs you need to schedule services for your floor joists include:

  • Cracks in sheetrock
  • Gaps under baseboards
  • Spongy, sagging or soft spots in floors
  • Unlevel or creaking floors
  • Doors sticking
  • Visible wood rot

These issues shouldn’t be ignored – neglecting these signs of floor joist issues can ultimately undermine the structural integrity of your home, risking safety, property value and the overall functionality of your living space. Addressing these concerns promptly through proper floor joist support and repairs is crucial to ensure a safe and secure home.

Crawl Space Wood Rot Repair

If you have foundation problems or moisture in your crawl space, your floor system is at a greater risk of failure. Moisture in your crawl space is detrimental to your health and the structural integrity of your home. Weakened floor joists can lead to sagging floors. Floor support beams help prevent the risk of failure in this vital area.

How Your Crawl Space Is Repaired

If your floor systems are damaged, The Crack Guys offers free advice on broken floor joist repair. We offer an encapsulation system that keeps water away from your crawl space and protects the structural integrity of your floor system. We also offer steel floor supports.

Our custom-built, Samson Floor Supports are adjustable and are built based upon measurements taken in your crawl space. They sit on a concrete pad, not dirt, which offers more stabilization rather than others who install a support that sits on the ground which shifts over time and may lose contact with the floor system as it settles.

Schedule Home Foundation Repair

Our services are comprehensive and we serve a large area – from slab foundation repair to floor joist support systems. No matter what structural services you require for your house, our team can handle it. Whether you live in Alabama and Tennessee, including cities like Huntsville, Nashville or Birmingham, reach out to The Crack Guys to schedule your service.