View of a couple SmartJacks along with a steel I-beam above, helping stabilize the sagging floors above.
View of two SmartJacks in a section of the basement with a built up base, creating a small crawlspace type section. The SmartJacks are easily cut to size, then installed over a new stronger base of engineered fill to prevent them from sinking into the soil themselves.
View of an installed SmartJack next to a failing support column. Over the years the homeowners had temporary posts installed in the hopes of kepeing the floors from sagging. However, they found they needed a more permanent solution.
View of two more SmartJacks installed in another section of the basement. The foundation here was reinforced with cinder blocks, and the older wooden posts from early construction are also still in place. However, the floors and beams still continued to sag and settle over time. The SmartJacks offer a 10 year warranty and a more permanent solution to the problem.
This early 20th century home had been battling settling and sagging floors for many years. After temporary columns were also found to be sinking, the homeowners decided to make repairs that were more permanent.
The basement had varied ceiling heights, from 9' at the highest, to a lower crawlspace section of just a couple feet. In each section, Erickson Foundation Supportworks installed SmartJacks, as well as some steel I-beams. The SmartJacks helped raise the settling floors and permanently stabilize them, coming with a 10 year warranty for the homeowners.
The pictures show how old the house foundation is, as it is a mix of old field stone pieces and cinder block wall (added over the years).