Foundation Repair in IA, IL and MO, including Galesburg, Pekin & Peoria.

Crawl Space Jacks in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri

Crawl Space Jack Posts in Burlington, Iowa

Structural problems in a Iowa, Illinois, or Missouri crawl space, such as settling columns, sagging beams, or fatigued floor joints are all common in a crawl space.

Settling columns in a crawl space often occur because of the presence of weak supporting soils underneath that are unable to bear the weight and pressure transferred through the house.

Over time, these weak soils can begin to settle and shift with changes in soil density and moisture content.

As the columns and beams move out of position, the floor above can sag and the house structure can weaken.

Sagging floor joists and beams can also be caused by improperly spaced crawl space pier columns. When placed too far apart, these beams can be overloaded, which causes bending and sagging.

This leads to sagging floors above, wall cracks, and a variety of other issues. If you'd like a free, no-obligation foundation repair estimate, call or contact Foundation Supportworks of the Tri States today!

Options for Crawl Space Repair

Ripping out and rebuilding the crawl space isn't necessarily the best option for crawl space repair. There are many installations that can be done in about a day that will both reinforce the structure and possibly return the floor to its original position. When the crawlspace begins to show fatigue, it's a good idea to act on it right away, as waiting can lead to more serious damage. The following is a list of common crawl space structural repair options:

Concrete Columns and Additional Shimming

Some contractors will use concrete columns and shimming to create a system of solid, rigid support in the crawl space. However, these concrete columns are time consuming to create, and it's necessary to wait while the concrete cures to continue work. These columns will not be adjustable, and once installed, they cannot return the structure to its original position. The soil below the columns will continue to sink over time, and the homeowner will need to continually install new shims while the damage slowly continues to worsen.

Crawl Space Jacks

Crawl Space in Fort Madison, Iowa with steel supports

Crawl space jacks, such as the SmartJack® provided by Foundation Supportworks, are adjustable metal beams that are easily and cost-effectively installed in a crawlspace. To install a crawl space jack, a hole is first created, and a solid base of engineered fill is established under the location of the jack.

A pre-cast concrete base is placed on the fill, and the crawl space jack is mounted on top. After installation, the system, can then be tightened and adjusted appropriately to secure the support and help to lift the floor beam above.

Crawl space support jacks work by transferring the load of a house from the beams and sending it downwards into the existing soils. They're stronger, cleaner, better, and faster to install than concrete beams, and they're fully compatible with a crawl space encapsulation system.

For your free in-home inspection and crawl space support quote, call or contact Foundation Supportworks of the Tri States of Iowa, Illinois, or Missouri today!

Crawl Space Jack Posts in Iowa, Illinois, or Missouri

Heavy-duty jack posts made with galvanized steel, such as the Foundation Supportworks SmartJack® Crawl Space Support System, are the strongest, most corrosion-resistant crawl space structural supports available in Burlington, Quincy, Kahoka, and nearby areas. The

SmartJack® is able to hold well upwards of 50,000 lbs of weight per brace and is easily adjustable to restore a home's structure and property value. A base of engineered fill in installed under each support, and they are able to be installed with no need for additional shimming later.

Ideally, crawl space supports should be installed in an encapsulated crawl space that includes a crawl space moisture barrier and dehumidifier. By installing this vapor barrier and sealing all the vents, the wood of the sub floor and beams is best preserved, and the structure will best remain strong and ready to support your home. Contact Foundation Supportworks of the Tri States of Burlington, Quincy, Kahoka for a Free Estimate on your crawl space foundation repair!

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Counties we Serve
Cities in Des Moines County, IA
Burlington
Danville
Mediapolis
Middletown
Sperry
West Burlington
Yarmouth

Cities in Henry County, IA
Hillsboro
Mount Pleasant
Mount Union
New London
Olds
Salem
Wayland
Winfield

Cities in Jefferson County, IA
Batavia
Fairfield
Libertyville
Lockridge
Packwood

Cities in Lee County, IA
Argyle
Denmark
Donnellson
Fort Madison
Houghton
Keokuk
Montrose
Saint Paul
West Point
Wever

Cities in Van Buren County, IA
Birmingham
Bonaparte
Cantril
Douds
Farmington
Keosauqua
Milton
Mount Sterling
Selma
Stockport

Cities in Adams County, IL
Camp Point
Clayton
Coatsburg
Fowler
Golden
La Prairie
Liberty
Lima
Loraine
Mendon
Paloma
Payson
Plainville
Quincy
Ursa

Cities in Brown County, IL
Mount Sterling
Timewell
Versailles

Cities in Dewitt County, IL
Farmer City
Wapella
Waynesville

Cities in Ford County, IL
Cabery
Gibson City
Kempton
Melvin
Paxton
Piper City
Roberts
Sibley

Cities in Fulton County, IL
Astoria
Avon
Bryant
Canton
Cuba
Dunfermline
Ellisville
Fairview
Farmington
Fiatt
Ipava
Lewistown
Liverpool
London Mills
Marietta
Saint David
Smithfield
Table Grove
Vermont

Cities in Hancock County, IL
Augusta
Basco
Bowen
Carthage
Colusa
Dallas City
Elvaston
Ferris
Hamilton
La Harpe
Nauvoo
Niota
Sutter
Warsaw
West Point

Cities in Henderson County, IL
Biggsville
Carman
Gladstone
Lomax
Media
Oquawka
Raritan
Stronghurst

Cities in Iroquois County, IL
Ashkum
Beaverville
Buckley
Chebanse
Cissna Park
Clifton
Crescent City
Danforth
Donovan
Gilman
Loda
Martinton
Milford
Onarga
Sheldon
Thawville
Watseka
Wellington

Cities in Knox County, IL
Abingdon
Altona
Dahinda
East Galesburg
Galesburg
Gilson
Henderson
Knoxville
Maquon
Oneida
Rio
Saint Augustine
Victoria
Wataga
Williamsfield
Yates City

Cities in La Salle County, IL
Dana
Earlville
Grand Ridge
La Salle
Leland
Lostant
Marseilles
Mendota
Oglesby
Ottawa
Peru
Ransom
Rutland
Seneca
Serena
Sheridan
Streator
Tonica
Utica

Cities in Livingston County, IL
Ancona
Blackstone
Chatsworth
Cornell
Cullom
Dwight
Emington
Fairbury
Flanagan
Forrest
Graymont
Long Point
Odell
Pontiac
Saunemin
Strawn

Cities in Logan County, IL
Atlanta
Emden
Hartsburg
New Holland

Cities in Mason County, IL
Bath
Easton
Forest City
Havana
Kilbourne
Manito
Mason City
San Jose
Topeka

Cities in Mcdonough County, IL
Adair
Bardolph
Blandinsville
Bushnell
Colchester
Good Hope
Industry
Macomb
Prairie City
Sciota
Tennessee

Cities in Mclean County, IL
Anchor
Arrowsmith
Bellflower
Bloomington
Carlock
Chenoa
Colfax
Cooksville
Cropsey
Danvers
Downs
Ellsworth
Gridley
Heyworth
Hudson
Le Roy
Lexington
Mc Lean
Normal
Saybrook
Shirley
Stanford
Towanda

Cities in Peoria County, IL
Brimfield
Chillicothe
Dunlap
Edelstein
Edwards
Elmwood
Glasford
Hanna City
Kingston Mines
Laura
Mapleton
Mossville
Peoria
Peoria Heights
Princeville
Rome
Trivoli

Cities in Schuyler County, IL
Browning
Camden
Frederick
Huntsville
Littleton
Plymouth
Rushville

Cities in Tazewell County, IL
Armington
Creve Coeur
Deer Creek
Delavan
East Peoria
Green Valley
Groveland
Hopedale
Mackinaw
Minier
Morton
Pekin
South Pekin
Tremont
Washington

Cities in Warren County, IL
Berwick
Cameron
Gerlaw
Kirkwood
Little York
Monmouth
Roseville
Smithshire

Cities in Woodford County, IL
Benson
Congerville
El Paso
Eureka
Goodfield
Lowpoint
Metamora
Minonk
Roanoke
Secor

Cities in Clark County, MO
Alexandria
Kahoka
Luray
Saint Patrick
Wayland
Wyaconda

Cities in Lewis County, MO
Canton
Durham
Ewing
La Grange
Lewistown
Monticello
Williamstown

Cities in Marion County, MO
Hannibal
Maywood
Palmyra
Taylor

Cities in Ralls County, MO
New London

Cities in Scotland County, MO
Arbela

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