This crawl space is experiencing severe floor joist damage due to failing crawl space supports. When crawl space supports begin to experience this type of condition, there will likely be resulting damage to other portions of your home.
The floors above your crawl space may begin to sag, show floor gaps, and the interior walls may crack, resulting in costly repairs.
AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists is your local crawl space repair experts. Our company has a team of professional crawl space repair contractors who specialize in structural repairs. Your crawl space is an important part of your home's structural integrity, a weakened crawl space will result in adjacent room damages and extra repairs.
Your crawl space supports the weight of your home through the crawl space support columns and foundation walls. However, many crawl spaces are poorly installed with a weak support system. Support systems cannot bear the weight of your home if your crawl space has rotting or inadequate structures, or has soil beneath the support posts beginning to settle.
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Our company installs crawl space supports to resolve failing crawl spaces in most homes. Best of all, our contractors are professionals, they can repair any crawl space and install our systems within one to two days. We provide permanent solutions, fully warrantied work and free service estimates for all Southern Tennessee residents.
Contact your crawl space repair experts at AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists; we fix failing crawl space supports throughout Southern Tennessee. There's no structural crawl space problem we can't repair. Our service area includes: Chattanooga, Ooltewah, Hixson, Fayetteville, Soddy Daisy, Ooltewah, Harrison, Whitwell, Signal Mountain, Charleston, Winchester, Red Bank, East Ridge.
The SmartJack® Crawl Space Stabilizer is an innovative supplemental support system that offers adjustable controls for sagging and damaged crawl spaces.
Our SmartJack® is a patented product made by our headquartered company, Basement Systems, and used throughout our +100 crawl space repair network. The SmartJack® also helps lift failing floor joists and structural beams - restoring them to their most natural position.
Made with corrosion-resistant - galvanized steel, our crawl space support system will not rust and offer you endless time of support adjustments.
The foundation walls themselves can fail in a large number of ways. Most commonly, these walls will be damaged by foundation settling due to poor supporting soils. It's also very common for the walls to buckle inwards due to pressure from expansive soils outside the home.
If you have a structural issue with your foundation, it's important to contact a foundation specialist right away.
Sometimes, crawl space support pillars are built on soils that are not strong enough to support the weight of your home.
Over time, these supports will begin to sink into the soil. As they do, the floor they hold up will sink as well, leading to uneven floors and interior wall cracking.
Sometimes, the contractor who builds a home will improperly space out the support beams that hold up your floor and interior structure.
When this happens, the floor may sink in the spans between each support, leading to damage to your home structure.
When crawl spaces are damp, humid, or experience flooding, they become an ideal environment for mold and rot. Termites, carpenter ants, wood-eating beetles, and other damaging insects may also feed on organic materials in the crawl space.
As the wood deteriorates, it will no longer be able to support your home, leading to significant structural damage.