What Are Floor Joists?

Floor joists are horizontal beams (often made of wood) that support the flooring above your crawl space. When these beams are damaged, the floor above begins to sag due to its weight. How these structural supports are repaired depends on the cause and severity of the issue.

Why Floor Joist Repair
Is A Priority

You should never put off structural repairs in your crawl space, even if the damage seems minor. Prioritizing the repair of your floor joists will provide immediate and long-term benefits such as:

  1. Stair Step Cracks

    Structural Stability

    By repairing damaged floor joists, you immediately restore the stability of your floors, preventing sagging and eventual structural collapse.

  2. Tipping or Bowing

    Prevents Future Problems

    Wood rot is often the cause of damaged floor joists. If your crawl space has wood rot, it usually has a moisture problem. Solving moisture problems in a crawl space heads off far worse problems, like mildew or dangerous mold growth.

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    Ensures Property Value

    A structurally sound home with a well-maintained foundation maintains value in the real estate market. In many cases, investing in repairs can increase the resale value of your property.

  4. Horizontal or Vertical Cracks

    Peace of Mind

    Timely structural repairs provide peace of mind. You can sleep soundly knowing that your home is safe, stable, and protected now and in the future.

  1. Stair Step Cracks
    Structural Stability

    By repairing damaged floor joists, you immediately restore the stability of your floors, preventing sagging and eventual structural collapse.

  2. Tipping or Bowing
    Prevents Future Problems

    Wood rot is often the cause of damaged floor joists. If your crawl space has wood rot, it usually has a moisture problem. Solving moisture problems in a crawl space heads off far worse problems, like mildew or dangerous mold growth.

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    Ensures Property Value

    A structurally sound home with a well-maintained foundation maintains value in the real estate market. In many cases, investing in repairs can increase the resale value of your property.

  4. Horizontal or Vertical Cracks
    Horizontal or Vertical Cracks

    Troublesome cracks that traverse your foundation horizontally or vertically, extending across walls or basement floors.

  5. Horizontal or Vertical Cracks
    Peace of Mind

    Timely structural repairs provide peace of mind. You can sleep soundly knowing that your home is safe, stable, and protected now and in the future.

    Floor Joist Repair Done Right

    With thousands of satisfied customers, The Basement Doctor can provide affordable long-term solutions for your structural problems. To restore stability in your home, our engineers apply proven repair methods, such as installing reinforcing floor joists, adjustable crawl space stabilizers, and effective waterproofing solutions that prevent future damage.

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    At The Basement Doctor, our customer service representatives are always available to help you. Contact our foundation repair company at (419) 516-0083 today to learn about home repair financing options for your next big project!

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    Common Questions About Floor Joist Repair

    As a homeowner, you want to do what’s best to protect your home. That’s why The Basement Doctor is here to help with answers to your questions about floor joist repair:

    How much does floor joist repair cost?
    The cost of floor joist repair can vary depending on the extent of the damage, the materials and labor needed for repairs, and additional services required for effective repairs.

    At The Basement Doctor, we offer FREE inspections to assess your damaged floor joists and provide accurate cost estimates so there are no surprises.

    How do I know my floor joists are damaged and need repairing?
    Several signs can indicate damaged floor joists and the need for repairs. These signs include sagging or uneven floors, bouncy or squeaky floors, visible cracks or splits between the joists, water damage or wood rot, pests or termite infestation, or mold growth.

    If you notice any of these signs, it’s highly recommended you consult one of our engineers to assess the condition of your floor joists and determine the appropriate course of action for repairs.

    Can I repair floor joists myself, or should I hire a professional?
    Damaged floor joists pose a significant structural issue, making it crucial to avoid DIY repair attempts. Without the proper training, tools, and experience, you risk causing severe damage to your home and potential harm to yourself.

    At The Basement Doctor, our experienced professionals specialize in floor joist repairs, ensuring reliable and lasting results. With their expertise, they can accurately identify underlying issues, determine the most appropriate repair methods, and ensure the overall stability of your floor system.

    Moreover, we prioritize proper installation and strict adherence to building codes providing peace of mind knowing that your home is in the hands of experts.

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