Do You Need Crawl Space Repair?

May 30, 2024 Baird Foundation Repair

Assessing The Space Underneath Your House

Have you ever ventured into the dark recesses beneath your home? If you have a pier and beam foundation, chances are you’re familiar with the crawl space — an often overlooked area nestled between your home’s floor and foundation beams.

While it may not be a space you frequent, neglecting this area of your home can lead to significant issues down the line. In this guide, we’ll explore the importance of crawl space repairs and how to identify if your home requires them.

Signs That Your Crawl Space Needs Repairs

Because pier and beam foundations lift your house off the ground, they’re easily affected by changes in the weather. Rain, flooding and high humidity can be detrimental to these areas. Several signs can indicate that you need crawl space repair in your home, and we’ve listed some of them below:

  • Sagging or uneven floors — These issues may indicate compromised supports or structural damage.
  • Cracks in interior walls or door frames — As the foundation beneath your home weakens, it can manifest as cracks within your home.
  • Wet insulation in the crawl space — Moisture infiltration can lead to wet insulation, compromising its effectiveness and potentially causing mold growth.
  • Presence of mold or standing water — Mold thrives in damp, dark environments, and its presence is a clear indicator of underlying issues.
  • Unusually high electric bills — Damaged crawl spaces can compromise your home’s climate control, leading to increased energy consumption and higher electric bills.

If you’ve noticed any of these issues, call Baird Foundation Repair to schedule service from one of our professional crawl space repair technicians!

The Impact Of Crawl Space Issues

Neglected crawl spaces can have far-reaching consequences. At the core of these concerns lies the compromised structural integrity of your home. As moisture enters beneath a home, it can seep into the foundation and weaken its structure.

Furthermore, a neglected crawl space provides the perfect conditions for mold and mildew growth. Mold spores can easily become airborne, posing significant health risks to you and your family.

Signs of mold include respiratory issues, such as asthma and indoor allergies. This can lead to discomfort and potentially more serious health complications over time.

Excess moisture can also attract pests, further compromising the structural integrity of your home and posing additional health risks. By addressing these issues promptly and effectively, you can protect the structural integrity of your home and the health of your family.

The Crawl Space Repair Process — SmartJacks® To The Rescue

At Baird Foundation Repair, we specialize in comprehensive repairs tailored to your home’s specific needs. SmartJacks are adjustable support jacks specifically designed to stabilize and level crawl spaces. They work by providing supplemental support to the existing support beams or floor joists in a crawl space. Here’s a general overview of how SmartJacks function:

SmartJack Installation

SmartJacks are installed at key points under the floor joists or beams where additional support is required. They are typically placed at intervals of 6-8 feet along the length of the joist or beam.


One of the key features of SmartJacks is their adjustability. They can be extended or retracted to provide the necessary lift or support. This adjustability allows them to level out uneven floors or compensate for settling or sagging issues in the crawl space.

Load Transfer

The SmartJack transfers the weight of the structure from the floor joists or beams down to the crawl space footings or foundation walls. This helps to distribute the load more evenly and prevents excessive stress on any single point.


Once the SmartJacks are adjusted to the proper height, they’re secured in place, providing a stable support system. This stabilization helps to prevent further settling or sagging of the floor above the crawl space.

By addressing the root cause of the problem and implementing long-lasting solutions, we ensure the integrity of your home for years to come. Don’t hesitate to contact our team when your home is in trouble!

Put Your Trust In Us

Your crawl space may be out of sight, but it should never be out of mind. By staying vigilant for signs of damage and addressing issues promptly, you can safeguard your home against costly repairs and health hazards.

If you suspect your home is in need of crawl space repairs, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for expert assistance. Your home deserves the best — trust Baird Foundation Repair to deliver it.