Skip to Main Content
AFS Crew in training

Causes of Sagging Beams or Floor Joists in a Crawl Space

GET A FREE QUOTE
Improperly spaced supports using shims to support sagging floor

Shifting foundation soils, excessive moisture, or improperly spaced support columns cause structural weakness in floor joists and beams. These conditions are evident in cracks above doors, uneven floors and cracked walls.

Doors that stick, uneven floors and cracked walls also indicate settling. Structural problems, such as settling columns or sagging beams and floor joists, are common within a crawl space. Settling of columns in a crawl spaces are most often caused by weak foundation soils. Over time, these soils shift and settle with changes in moisture content and density, causing movement of the columns and the beams above. Sagging beams and floor joists are often the result of improper spacing of existing pier columns, effectively overloading beams and causing them to bend and sag. Excess moisture and wood rot can also cause beams and joists to weaken over time.

Our proven SettleStop Floor Supports stabilize beams and floors with immediate results. High strength steel columns are anchored in poured concrete foots in accordance with standard building codes. Custom made to your home’s specific needs, SettleStop Floor Supports allow for adjustments, by our trained crew members, for any height or limited access. SettleStop Floor Supports are anchored in concrete footings. This transfers the weight and load to more competent soils.

SettleStop Floor Supports installed to support sagging joists

If your home is being supported by cinder blocks and columns, these are some of the problems you could be facing:

  • Difficult to adjust
  • Limited capacities
  • Doesn’t address weak soils
  • No concrete footings
  • Does not meet code
  • Time consuming
  • Temporary fix
  • Damages will recur
  • Does not lift floors and walls

Calling AFS for your structural repairs, you can be confident in our ability to install in tight conditions where height or access is limited, lifetime warranties, restoration in property’s value, and permanent home stabilization and results. Contact AFS today for your free crawl space inspection.

OUR CRAWL SPACE EXPERTS ARE HERE TO HELP

Schedule Free Inspection
Schedule Free Inspection
OUR CRAWL SPACE EXPERTS ARE HERE TO HELP

Publish Date:

Last Modified Date:

PROUDLY SERVING ALABAMA, GEORGIA, KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE

Birmingham, AL

(205) 286-5520
(205) 859-8550
130 Interstate Commerce Crt. Bldg. 100 & 200
Alabaster, AL 35007

Chattanooga, TN

(423) 212-8210
(423) 226-3582
214 Industrial Park Dr.
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

Huntsville, AL

(256) 344-6717
(256) 445-9070
2415 Jordan Road
Huntsville, AL 35811

Knoxville, TN

(865) 290-1305
(865) 290-1306
3028 E Governor John Sevier Highway
Knoxville, TN 37914

Mobile, AL / Biloxi, MS

(251) 250-1901
(251) 220-3457
3131 Hamilton Blvd.
Theodore, AL 36582

Montgomery, AL / Columbus, GA

(334) 209-5411
(334) 203-4899

Nashville, TN

(615) 246-7220
(615) 235-0525
1519 Heil Quaker Blvd.
LaVergne, TN 37086