Sagging floor joists is a serious crawl space structural problem that can cause many damages to your home. You will need to speak to one of our certified crawl space professionals located in your local Omaha & Lincoln NE surrounding areas for crawl space floor joist repair. If you walk across the floor in any room on the first level of your home, and you notice that there are areas or entire rooms that feel like they are un-level, then this is likely an issue caused from moisture below your home. A lot of homeowners don't realize how important it is to keep their crawl space dry, safe, and healthy. By doing so, you can prevent problems such as these from ever occurring.
Typically, whenever a crawl space isn't properly sealed off from the outside environment through waterproofing or encapsulation techniques, it's going to have a lot of moisture inside of it whenever it rains, or when there is melting snow on the lawn. When this moisture gets inside, it's going to damage all wooden materials. This includes both support beams and floor joists. Obviously, this is going to cause a lot of issues for the structural integrity of your entire home.
Water is not a friend of wood, and it will cause the material to warp, rot, decay, and deteriorate. This weakens the material, and this is when you notice the sagging in your home from your sagging floor supports. A lot of homeowners may worry that the only solution to the problem is to get the floor tore out and put a new one down in its place. This isn't just expensive to do, but it's also not going to take care of the underlying cause of the problem - the crawl space.
Crawl Space Stabilizers/Support Beams
To fix the sagging problem, we can install stabilizers and special crawl space support beams which will be able to hold up the weight of the first floor of your home, and prevent it from feeling like it is un-level in certain areas. This helps to preserve the structural integrity of your home, and it can prevent any additional sagging.
Along with the installation of these supports, it is also recommended that you get this space sealed off form the outside environment so that moisture can never get inside again to cause problems. This can be done through encapsulation work from our company. During CS encapsulation, we will install special vapor barriers, wall liners, sump pumps, and dehumidifiers in some cases, to help with making sure that you never again need to worry about water or excessive humidity in this area of your home ever again.
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