This is one of the supports causing problems for Tracy. The two boards placed on top of the supports cannot support the weight of the home, causing them to buckle under the pressure. Along with the sinking supports and the blocks placed underneath the boards, it was only a matter of time before it caused problems to the home above.
Here is another support attributing to the bowing floor above the crawlspace. The support is sinking into the ground, allowing gaps to form between the support and the support beam. Wood shivs were placed in between, which may temporarily fix the problem, but ultimately did not solve the problem.
Here, we see the new, metal support beam, complete with the SmartJack® support posts underneath. These posts are placed on sturdy bases, ensuring the posts will not sink into the ground, and the system can support over 60,000 pounds, allowing for the supports to work with ease. On the left are the supports from the first photo.
Another glimpse of the SmartJack® support system, along with the CleanSpace® vapor barrier around the crawlspace.
In another area of the crawlspace, the team installed SmartJack® supports on the existing beam. In many cases, like this one, the support beams were not causing the problem, it was caused by the supports. Replacing and/or adding supports to the existing beam was all that was needed in this area of the crawlspace.