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Crawl Space Jack Installation

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Over time, you may feel your home’s floors sagging or bouncing as you walk across them. This is not normal, and serves as a red flag for structural issues and safety concerns. Many homeowners face this challenge, which is often caused by inadequate crawl space support.

A trusted crawl space jack system is an important tool that reinforces problematic floors and floor joists, enhancing your home’s safety. At Indiana Foundation Service, we specialize in solving floor issues by installing our robust crawl space repair systems.

If you live in our service area across Indiana, you can our proprietary IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks toreinforce your floor structure and the entire home. 

What are Crawl Space Jacks? 

Crawl space jacks are steel support posts installed beneath the floor joists and securely attached to the support beams above. Their main purpose is to shore up floors and crawl space floor joists that have begun to sag, providing exceptional stability and strength.

For added protection and peace of mind, opt for a sturdy, adjustable crawl space jack system. This allows for precise alignment and the potential restoration of sagging floors back toward their original level positions.

That’s exactly what you get when you invest in Indiana Foundation Service’s proprietary IntelliJack­™ system. It boasts an exceptional load capacity, provides robust support, eliminates bounciness and unevenness, and has undergone extensive testing and certification to meet industry safety standards. Your crawl space deserves nothing less.

Signs You Need Crawl Space Jacks 

Recognizing signs of joist damage is crucial for protecting your home. Look for these issues indicating your home might need crawl space support: 

These symptoms suggest compromised structural integrity in your home. They also worsen over time, so immediate action is essential to prevent further damage and ensure safety and comfort. Don’t hesitate to contact local pros like Indiana Foundation Service for help when you notice these issues.

Are Crawl Space Jacks Necessary? 

If you notice any of the problems listed above, addressing issues in your crawl space is crucial. Neglecting signs of sagging and bounciness in your floors can result in severe structural damage, higher repair costs, and potential safety hazards for your family. 

While it’s important to act fast, it’s equally important to approach crawl space jack installation the right way. Avoid quick fixes from big-box stores, as they only provide temporary solutions that fail to address the root cause of crawl space problems. Venturing into your crawl space can also be dangerous.

It’s best to leave the inspection and repairs to trained professionals who have the right tools, training, solutions, and protective gear. Our team at Indiana Foundation Service has been securing crawl spaces for more than 30 years. You can trust our team and our exclusive IntelliJack™ system to prevent further damage and ensure the longevity of your home’s structure. 

What Are the Benefits of Crawl Space Jacks? 

Crawl space repair with support jacks offers several benefits: 

happy family enjoying their safe home
  • Enhanced Structural Support: Our IntelliJack™ system provides unmatched stability and strength to sagging floor joists. 
  • Reduces Floor Vibration: Our jacks reinforce joists, reducing annoying floor squeaks, vibrations, and bounces. 
  • Potential Floor Repair: Our crawl space jacks stabilize floors and offer the potential for lifting and repair. 
  • Prevents Further Damage: Stabilizing weak joists prevents widening floor gaps, sticking doors, and drywall cracks. 
  • Durable and Long-Lasting: The steel IntelliJack™ system is built to last, providing a robust solution to your home’s structural issues. 

 To fully benefit from these crawl space jacks, it is essential to use Indiana Foundation Service’s proprietary solutions and expert service. Our products prioritize your home’s safety and longevity, ensuring unparalleled quality and effectiveness. 

How We Install Crawl Space Jacks 

Crawl space jacks are essential for structural support, but they can’t do all the work in your crawl space on their own. Addressing moisture that typically causes weakened floors is essential to prevent future issues. This includes a comprehensive crawl space encapsulation.

After a thorough crawl space inspection, we’ll recommend the best solutions based on your home’s unique challenges and repair needs. Here’s what the complete process looks like:

Crawl Space Jack installation

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  • Excavate a hole in the crawl space dirt floor. 
  • Prepare the footing base by placing it in the hole and backfilling it with engineered fill. 
  • Cut steel tubes to fit the crawl space height. 
  • Assemble the steel tube and jack components. 
  • Attach the assembled unit to the footing and support beam or floor joist. 
  • Tighten and adjust the jack for stabilization and potential floor lift. 
  • Schedule annual maintenance inspections for long-lasting support. 

Crawl Space Encapsulation

encapsulated crawl space with dehumidifier

Choosing Indiana Foundation Service for your crawl space repair in Indianapolis, Bloomington, and surrounding areas ensures precise and professional installation supported by industry leaders. You can count on us to get it right the first time.

Why Our Crawl Space Jacks are the Best Choice 

Our IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks provide unmatched structural support for your home’s longevity and safety that big-box store alternatives can’t match. Here’s why our product stands out as a superior choice: 

  • Exceptional Load Capacity: Each jack supports over 24,000 pounds, ensuring robust stability. 
  • Adjustable Design: Our crawl space jacks can be customized to your home’s needs, providing precise alignment and ongoing support. 
  • Durable Construction: Made from steel, our jacks are durable and corrosion-resistant. 
  • Certified and Tested: The IntelliJack™ system is extensively tested and certified to meet industry standards. 
  • Custom Whole-Home Solution: Our jacks can be installed alongside our other proprietary solutions for full floor stabilization. Our annual maintenance service ensures long-lasting stability. 

Choose Indiana Foundation Service for Crawl Space Jacks Near You! 

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Sagging floors are not just a cosmetic issue; they indicate underlying structural problems that need immediate attention. As the preferred local crawl space specialists, you can trust Indiana Foundation Service and our exclusive IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jack solution to ensure the stability and integrity of your home’s structure. 

Our service area covers the state of Indiana in cities like Indianapolis, Bloomington, Terre Haute, and beyond. We will guide you through the process and promise to support you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation inspection and take the first step towards securing your home’s foundation. 

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    Crawl Space Jack FAQs

    Yes, our jacks allow height adjustments even after installation. Trust the Indiana Foundation Service team with the necessary equipment, training, and protective gear. Take advantage of our annual maintenance plans, where we return to inspect and adjust the jacks as needed. Contact us to learn more. 

    Installation time varies based on damage severity, crawl space size, and required repairs. Typically, IntelliJack™ installation takes one or two days. We strive to minimize disruption and provide an accurate timeline during a free inspection

    IntelliJack™installation costs vary depending on the extent of crawl space damage, installation area size, and additional repairs. Indiana Foundation Service offers free inspections, estimates, transparent pricing, and financing options. 

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