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Over Spanned Floor Joists 

Walking on sagging, uneven, and bouncy floors can be quite inconvenient and unsafe. One possible reason for this issue could be over spanned floor joists, which can be a hidden threat lurking in your home’s crawl space. 

It is vital to identify and address floor joist problems to preserve your home’s structural integrity. Indiana Foundation Service specializes in providing effective crawl space repair solutions specifically designed for over spanned floor joists. Our SettleStop™ IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks are engineered to ensure the stability and safety of your home. 

What Are Over Spanned Floor Joists? 

Over spanned floor joists occur when the horizontal beams that support your main floor—known as joists—are spaced too far apart or not strong enough. This weakens the floor’s integrity. 

Consequences of over spanned floor joists include: 

Properly spaced joists ensure that floors are even, firm, and can support your home, furniture, and daily activities. Promptly addressing this issue is crucial to preventing further damage and ensuring your home’s safety and stability. 

What Causes Over Spanned Floor Joists? 

Causes of over spanned floor joists: 

  • Water: Moisture, humidity, and dampness can cause wood rot in your joists over time and cause sagging. 
  • Pest Infestations: Termites and other pests can eat away at joist material, weakening their support. 
  • Foundation Damage: Settling, shifting, or damage to the foundation can spread uneven stress across joists. 
  • Construction Issues: Joists may be spaced too far apart during initial construction, leading to inadequate support. 
  • Age: The floor and joists can weaken over time without sufficient supplemental support. 

To prevent long-term damage and ensure the structural integrity of your home, promptly identify and address these causes. Regular inspections and maintenance can help identify potential issues early on, saving you time and money in the long run. 

Can You Fix Over Spanned Floor Joists? 

Fixing over spanned floor joists is crucial for preventing further damage and ensuring home safety. Piecemeal fixes like sistering joists or adding light-duty posts often fail. DIY repairs and products from big-box stores can be dangerous and expensive. 

To properly fix over spanned floor joists, a comprehensive approach is necessary. Indiana Foundation Service offers solutions to provide the needed support and stability, protecting your home from further damage and ensuring long-term integrity. 

How Indiana Foundation Service Fixes Over Spanned Floor Joists 

Our team follows these steps to effectively remedy over spanned floor joists: 

  • Inspect the crawl space for damage and determine the cause and appropriate repairs. 
  • Cut steel IntelliJack™ supports to fit the dimensions of the crawl space. 
  • Place a durable concrete base in the crawl space. 
  • Assemble the components of the IntelliJack™, connecting it to the base and floor joist. 

Indiana Foundation Service provides personalized solutions to address your specific issues, using superior products to ensure optimal results for your home. The IntelliJack™ resolves structural issues, while other crawl space essentials tackle moisture problems causing floor joist damage. 

Why Address Over Spanned Floor Joists Now 

Repairing overextended floor joists is crucial for several reasons: 

  • Prevent Further Damage: Fixing them now prevents any additional damage and ensures the long-term stability of your home. 
  • Ensure Safety: A stable floor structure is essential for the safety of your home and family. 
  • Maintain Home Value: Addressing structural issues helps preserve and potentially increase the value of your property. 
  • Avoid Costly Repairs Later: Dealing with the issue now can save you from more expensive repairs in the future. 

You can trust Indiana Foundation Service and our customized, reliable products to fully address overextended floor joists. Our solutions are designed to provide your home with the comprehensive support it needs. 

Contact Indiana Foundation Service for Reliable Crawl Space Repair Solutions 

Don’t wait until it’s too late—sagging and uneven floors resulting from floor joists spanning too far indicate serious problems. If you’re dealing with over spanned floor joists, look no further than Indiana Foundation Service. 

Contact Indiana Foundation Service today for a complimentary inspection and to discuss repair options. Our friendly experts will create a strong stabilization plan to properly support your floors for years to come.  


It is not recommended to attempt fixing over spanned floor joists alone. Hiring a professional ensures safer and more effective repairs, providing peace of mind that the issue has been resolved. Contact Indiana Foundation Service for a free inspection and repair estimate. 

Costs vary based on the extent of the damage and the required solutions. Indiana Foundation Service offers free inspections, no-obligation estimates, transparent pricing, and various financing options

The timeline depends on the severity of the damage, the size of the repair area, and the chosen repair method. Indiana Foundation Service’s installation teams work efficiently to minimize disruption and complete repairs on time. We will provide a detailed project breakdown during a free inspection

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