As time passes, a vented, dirt-floored crawl space can cause a lot of problems to unsuspecting homeowners. These problems range from mold and rot, health issues, settling floors, and unwanted pests (and their droppings).
When you see cracks in your drywall or feel sloping floors beneath your feet, you know something isn’t right. These issues are usually caused by settling support columns or sagging beams and floor joists in your crawl space.
At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we have exclusive access to AquaGuard’ industry-leading structural crawl space repair products in our Atlanta service area. The IntelliJack® System is a heavy-duty, permanent solution that can be adjusted and customized to fit any crawl space.
What It Does:
The IntelliJack® System provides permanent support to sagging beams and floor joists. Once it is installed, the IntelliJack® System continually lifts and stabilizes the existing floor beams and joists in your crawl space.
The AquaGuard IntelliJack® System Installation Process:
Step One: Verify the Installation Location
Our installation team will verify the installation location for each jack. We will mark and center the footings underneath the home. After that, our team will begin digging the footings and filling them with the engineered fill, ensuring they are solid and stable.
Step Two: Measure, Cut, and Fit
Once the engineered footing has been installed, then the heavy-duty steel IntelliJack® column is carefully cut to size to precisely fit between the solid footing and the support beam above.
Step Three: Lift the Floors Back Up
The IntelliJack® System supports loads of more than 60,000 lbs. It’s designed to stop foundation settling and can raise the sagging floor back up to its proper level. Should settlement of the IntelliJack® System occur, adjustments can be made easily over time to provide additional straightening and leveling, if necessary.
The IntelliJack® Support System Isn’t a Temporary Solution
Because of its unique design, IntelliJack® can be adjusted over time to provide additional straightening and leveling when necessary. According to Groundworks, the “IntelliJack® System comes with a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects and a performance warranty from your local dealer.”
The IntelliJack® Support System is also compatible with a crawl space vapor barrier system that we can install in any home near Atlanta. This allows homeowners to avoid damaging crawl space issues such as mold, sinking floors, and humidity while repairing the structural problems within the home.