Foundation Repair Photo Album: Replacing Wooden Suppports in Basement, Hollis, NH
A homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire, moved into their home this summer. The home is a block foundation and has wooden supports. The supports in the basement were old and seemed to be rotting. The homeowner reached out to EFS for a free inspection of their basement. Our Design Specialist Isaac Hernandez met with the homeowner and then examined the supports in the basement. While examining the supports Isaac found the wooden supports were deteriorating due to exposure to water. We recommended replacing the existing wooden supports with our galvanized steel SmartJacks. Isaac also recommended a waterproofing system, but the homeowners wanted to wait.
Our installation team led by Neal Foley began by setting up temporary posts in between the wood supports. This will allow us to support the floor system when we remove the old supports. With the old supports out we then chipped out some concrete so we could install our big plate footings beneath the concrete slab. Once the three footings were installed, we then installed the supports and then connected the adjustable top to the beam using screws. With the SmartJacks installed the last step was to mix concrete and cover the big footings to lock the supports in place.
Our team then cleaned up the job site and then did a walkthrough with the homeowner. We showed the SmartJacks to the homeowner and some of the features they provide, like the adjustable top. The top can be adjusted to lift on the floor to make it level. The homeowners were very pleased with the installation of the system.
Old Wooden Supports
The supports in the basement were rotting because of frequent water in the basement.
Concrete Chipped and Footing Installed
We chipped out 3 sections of concrete so we could install our SmartJack footing.
We replaced the old wooden supports with SmartJacks.