Crawlspace Repair 101: What are SettleStop Floor Supports

Throughout much of the south-east, it’s much more common to have a home built upon a slab or a crawlspace than a full, traditional basement.  If your home is on a crawlspace, it’s important to know what a healthy, safe crawlspace looks like, and what a damaged, unhealthy one affects throughout your home.

Have you seen any of these signs or symptoms of crawlspace damage?

  • Drywall Cracks in the Interior?
  • Uneven Floors that sag or cause furniture to lean away from the walls? Do round objects roll into the middle of the room?
  • Foul Odors in the Home?
  • Heightened Allergies or Asthma Symptoms?
  • Creaky floors, or floors that appear to struggle to support the full weight of the room or furniture?

Your crawlspace affects your home’s overall health tremendously.  Nearly 90% of the air in your home comes from beneath your home, which makes it more important than ever to have a healthy, dry crawlspace.  Crawlspace issues are generally structural or moisture/environmentally related.  Here, we’ll address structural problems.

What are Settlestop Floor Supports?

The Settlestop Floor Support is an adjustable supplemental support system used for sagging crawl spaces. Settlestop Floor Supports provide supplemental support to your failing structure.  They are used to lift failing floor joists or beams, restoring them to their original position.

Settlestop Floor Supports are a relatively simple and inexpensive solution to support your sagging crawlspace.  They stop the movement/sagging of your space and lift your floors back into their original position

If you suspect your sagging floors are due to crawlspace damage, contact AFS for a free visual inspection.  Our trained technicians will provide a comprehensive evaluation of your home and the issues affecting your property and crawlspace.  We’re here to help you protect your home from structural and environmental concerns.

Our mission is simple…Do It Right!


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