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Over Spanned Floor Joists

bouncy floors caused by over spanned floor joists

Do you feel like you’re walking on unstable ground inside your home? Sagging floors can turn routine tasks into annoyances and create tripping hazards.

This issue often results from another problem: over spanned floor joists or support beams that no longer properly hold up your floor. It’s never too late to protect your home, and this problem is best fixed with help from seasoned professionals like Alpha Foundations.  

As a leader in crawl space repair, homeowners in our service areas like Orlando, Miami, and Tallahassee trust our team’s commitment to excellent customer care and customized solutions to remedy problems like over spanned floor joists. With more than 20 years of experience, we understand exactly what’s causing the issue and how to address it in a way that makes sense for your unique home.

What Are Over Spanned Floor Joists? 

Over spanned floor joists are essentially when the joists—the beams that support the main floor—are spaced too widely or become too weak to hold the floor’s weight.  

This leads to compromised stability throughout your home, as well as various problem signs. Indications that your home might be affected by over spanned floor joists include: 

These problems worsen over time and lead to costly repairs, making quick action important. Contact local professionals like Alpha Foundations for assistance as soon as you notice these symptoms.

What Causes Over Spanned Floor Joists? 

Since floor joists are located beneath your home, they often undergo damage that is easily unnoticed. But just because your crawl space is out of site doesn’t mean it can’t become damaged. 

Understanding the potential triggers of crawl space damage is crucial. Here are contributing factors to look for: 

nasty crawl space with moisture and rotting wooden floor supports
  • Excess Moisture: High amounts of water in the crawl space can cause joists to twist and floors to sink. 
  • Pest Infestation: Insects and wood-damaging pests can weaken joist integrity as they eat away at them. 
  • Foundation Issues: Foundation problems (like settlement) lead to structural stress being unevenly spread across joists. 
  • Inadequate Construction: Joists may have been spaced too far apart initially, offering poor support. 
  • Wear and Tear: Joists and floors degrade over time with age.

Promptly identifying and addressing these causes is essential for maintaining your home’s structural health. 

Can You Fix Over Spanned Floor Joists? 

Fixing over spanned floor joists is imperative to prevent future damage and maintain your home’s safety. These joists must be correctly spaced and installed to maintain a stable floor, so your household activities and routines can continue normally. 

Temporary measures, like sistering joists or makeshift supports, often fall short of providing permanent stability. Additionally, DIY fixes or off-the-shelf supports tend to be inadequate and unreliable. 

With repairs installed by Alpha Foundations, you get a completely personalized solution that reinforces your entire structure, protects your floor joists from future issues, and sustains your home’s structural integrity. Our expertly engineered products are the result of decades of testing and successful installations.

How Alpha Foundations Fixes Over Spanned Floor Joists 

It’s not enough to just replace or bolster a floor joist; repairs must tackle the root of the problem. This includes reinforcing problematic floors and floor joists with professional-grade support jacks, as well as addressing excessive moisture.

Following a detailed inspection to pinpoint damage and plan repairs, here’s how Alpha Foundations effectively manages over spanned floor joist concerns: 

Crawl Space Support Jack Installation

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  • Custom-fit our steel IntelliJack™ supports for your crawl space specifics. 
  • Install robust concrete footings as a firm base in the crawl space. 
  • Attach IntelliJack™ supports to the floor joists. 
  • Precisely adjust the supports to solidify the floors. 

Crawl Space Encapsulation Process

crew installing a crawl space vapor barrier

Alpha Foundations is your go-to specialist for installing these essential systems in homes across Miami, Tallahassee, and Orlando. We guarantee meticulous attention to detail and precision at every stage of the process, giving you the comfort of knowing your crawl space is in good hands.

Why Should You Address Over Spanned Floor Joists Now? 

Crawl space problems like over spanned floor joists will not get better on their own. Maintaining vigilance and promptly repairing them is important for several reasons:

closeup of an installed IntelliJackâ„¢ crawl space support
  • Averting Further Damage: Immediate repairs can stop the progression of deterioration, saving your home’s framework. 
  • Ensuring Safety: Securing your floors is fundamental for the safety of your household. 
  • Preserving Property Value: Making structural repairs enhances your home’s market worth. 
  • Avoiding Hefty Costs: Acting swiftly can prevent larger, more expensive repairs down the road. 

Trust Alpha Foundations for comprehensive solutions to over spanned floor joists, ensuring your home gets the full support it needs. 

Choose Alpha Foundations for Dependable Floor Joist Repair Near You!

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Don’t overlook signs like sagging or uneven floors from over spanned floor joists, as they signal serious structural issues. Protect your home with lasting solutions trusted by homeowners throughout Orlando, Tallahassee, and Miami. Alpha Foundations is here to help. 

Contact Alpha Foundations for a no-cost inspection and to discuss your repair options. Our experts are ready to devise a solid floor support plan that secures your home’s stability for years to come. Take the step to safeguard your home today. 

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    Over Spanned Floor Joist FAQs

    We do not recommend attempting to address over spanned floor joists on your own, as it could compromise your home’s structure and your safety. Professional repair by Alpha Foundations ensures effective, high-quality repairs, guaranteeing the complete resolution of the issue. Contact us to learn more and schedule a free crawl space inspection.

    The cost varies based on the extent of the damage and the necessary repairs. Alpha Foundations offers free inspections, transparent pricing, no-obligation estimates, and flexible financing options tailored to your budget. Contact us to book your free inspection and obtain an accurate price breakdown for your home’s repair.

    The duration of the repair process depends on factors like the severity of the damage and the extent of the affected area. Alpha Foundations’ teams are recognized for their efficiency and goal of minimizing any disruption, and we can typically complete the repair within a few days. You’ll receive an accurate timeline during a free inspection with one of our experts.

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