Crumbling Support Beam in Wet Crawl Space
If you've ever kicked a wet tree stump and watched it splinter, you know that wood can't stand up to water. With constant water coming in through the joist, these beams have started splintering.
Wet, Moldy Crawl Space Beams
Mold needs water and an organic food source in order to grow, so waterlogged wood is perfect.
Cracks in Exterior of Foundation
The gaps between blocks in the foundation wall are another entry point for water.
Water Causes Crawl Space Supports to Fail
Note the severe cracking in these beams, as well as the leaning of the beam on the right. It isn't doing much in terms of support anymore.
Stabilizing a Crawl Space
By installing new beams and supporting them with SmartJack support posts, we can promise a stable and safe support structure for the home.
New Beams Restore Crawl Space Structure
Some of the beams were stabilized by sistering new beams, but some had to be replaced altogether.
SmartJack Provides Stability in Crawl Space
Steel SmartJack crawl space support posts add stability to the crawl space.
New Crossbeams Add Stability
By fully replacing the crossbeams, we can add more structural stability to the crawl space supports.
Sealing Gaps in Foundation with New Wall
We sealed off the gaps in the foundation wall, which is where the water was coming in, with new panels.