Crawl Space, Floor and Structural Repairs in Indiana
Crawl Space Floor Joists, Sill Plate, and Beam Repair
Indiana Crawl Space Repair can take care of home structural repairs the sagging floors above your crawlspace and restore the structure to new without rebuilding.
Crawl spaces are designed with a wooden floor structure that is susceptible to wood rot from moisture and sagging floors due to undersized floor supports.
In either case, we can replace rotted floor joists, sill plates, and beams; or install new crawlspace helper supports to stabilize the floor structure.
Floor Joist Repair
The Floor Joist is a vital supporting member as it supports the main floor. In most homes, they are 2×8’s or 2×10’s spanning from the center beam to the sill plate. A damaged or weakened floor joist may require different types of repairs. The type of joist repair is determined by the problem the floor is having. If the joist end is rotted, it can be sistered four feet past the rot in the board. If the joist is sagging, it may require a full replacement with additional support.
Sill Plate Repair
A sill plate is most often a 2×4 or 2×6 boards running horizontally along the top of a foundation wall. It is anchored to the foundation, and the floor joists are attached to it. In older homes, non-treated lumber was used as a sill plate; and as the first contact to moisture from the foundation, they are very susceptible to wood rot. As the sill plate rots, it causes the floor joists to sink into the plate causing the floor to drop. This is most commonly noticed by a gap in between the floor and the baseboard trim. Experienced professionals should be used in this repair, as it requires the floor of the home to be jacked up off of the foundation to replace the sill plate board.
Center Beam Structural Repairs
The Support Beams carry the load of the floor joists down to the dirt floor of the crawlspace through the support columns (piers). The most common beams in Indiana crawl spaces are triple 2x8s and 2x10s. Many problems can occur with the beams to cause sagging floors. The beams can be over spanned between the support columns, the beam can lose its integrity from wood rot, and the beam can become unleveled from sinking piers. In any case, Support Beams must be installed properly on every home with the right sizing, pier spacing, and structural engineering. All wooden center beams should have as much ground clearance as possible and be shimmed correctly to level the floors.
Sagging Floor Repair
One of the most common problems for homeowners in Indiana with crawl spaces is sagging floors. Sagging Floors can cause cracked ceramic tiles, buckled hardwood floors, drywall cracks, and sticking doors. The causes can vary widely, and there is no one size fits all repair. An experienced repair professional is necessary to determine the exact cause of the problem and apply corrective structural repair. We have replaced more bad repairs over the years than we care to. Trust Indiana Crawlspace Repair with your next sagging floor repair.
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