Crawl Space Problems

At BAIRD FOUNDATION REPAIR we understand the importance of maintaining a strong and stable foundation.

Crawl Space Services In San Antonio

Have you noticed uneven or bouncy floors in your home? If so, there is a good chance your crawl space is experiencing structural problems that are causing it to sink or sag in the middle. Crawl spaces experience structural sagging for three primary reasons:

  • Support columns spaced too far apart
  • Rotted joists, girders and posts
  • Columns settling due to weak soil or poor footings.

If you notice signs of mold, wood rot or sagging floors in your home, it’s a good idea to reach out to our team at Baird Foundation Repair. We’re ready to bring you the latest in sagging floor foundation repair and crawl space solutions.

Signs You Have Crawl Space Foundation Problems

If you’re concerned about the integrity of your crawl space foundation, watch out for these key indicators that may be a sign you need Baird for your home repairs.

Bouncing Or Sagging Floors

If your floors feel bouncy or are visibly sagging, it could signify issues with your crawl space. This condition affects the aesthetics of your home and poses potential safety hazards.

Wood Rot

Wooden elements within your crawl space, such as joists or support beams, may be susceptible to wood rot if excess moisture is present. Rotting wood weakens the structural integrity of your foundation. This issue needs prompt attention to prevent further damage.

Odors And Mold

Unpleasant odors and the presence of mold or mildew can indicate excessive moisture in your crawl space. Mold growth not only affects indoor air quality but can also lead to health concerns. Quickly addressing these signs can help prevent further damage to your crawl space. It will also ensure the stability and safety of your home.

If you suspect any of these issues, consider consulting a professional on our team for your crawl space wood rot repair, support jack installation or other services.

Installing The SmartJack®

Installing the SmartJack® support system is a fast process that will not disrupt your home or landscaping. During our crawl space repair, your installers will follow these five steps:

  • Preparing for installation – Our system design specialists will determine the best plan for your home’s needs, mapping out the location for each crawl space support jack.
  • Placing the footing – A pre-cast concrete base (or footing) is placed on top of the engineered fill and carefully leveled to serve as a stable base for the steel jack post.
  • Cutting the jack posts to length – The steel tube used in each SmartJack® is manufactured with a triple-layer, in-line galvanized coating.
  • Assembling and tightening – Each crawl space jack post is assembled in your crawl space and the jacks are adjustable for future tightening, should you need it.
  • Crawl space mold remediation – Our team can provide additional services like encapsulation and drain or sump pump installation to protect against moisture-related damage.

With help from Baird, you can bring an end to tilting or sinking crawl space supports and insufficient support beams. Our solutions will correct damp or decaying wood, uneven or sagging floors and signs like cracks in interior drywall and misaligned door and window frames.

Advantages Of Our System

At Baird Foundation Repair, we recommend installing the SmartJack® system. This technology uses adjustable, heavy-duty steel crawl space jack posts with a quick installation process. These posts provide the best solution for restoring stability to your structure.

The SmartJack® system can be installed in tight conditions, usually in less than a day. Made with galvanized steel for corrosion resistance, it can support vertical loads exceeding 60,000 lbs. The adjustable design of our crawl space jack system means that sagging floors can not only be stabilized – they can also be restored to their original position in many cases.

To address the issue of poor supporting soils, each crawl space jack distributes the weight of the home through a precast concrete footing and a base of engineered fill material. The SmartJack® is the only solution that addresses problematic soils during crawl space re-stabilization!

We’re Your Local Crawl Space Structural Support Contractors!

If you’d like a permanent solution for your crawl space issues or any other foundation problem, we’re here to help. We offer free crawl space structural repair quotes to homeowners in Texas.

To schedule your free, on-site inspection and written estimate, call us today! We proudly offer all our foundation repair services in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston, Austin and surrounding areas.

Trust We've Earned

Javier and his crew recently performed foundation maintenance and repair due to some shifting we have been experiencing. I couldn't be more impressed with the outstanding service they provided. From start to finish, every aspect of the experience was top-notch. During the visit, Javier and his technicians were not only punctual but also extremely professional and knowledgeable. They took the time to thoroughly inspect the jacks, posts and beams, identifying any issues and explaining them to me in detail. Their expertise and attention to detail were truly commendable. Moreover, Javier identified some issues that could not be addressed during our appointment and has submitted a request to do some extensive repairs which are being covered by our warranty. They were meticulous in their work and left no stone unturned and will be back restore the integrity of my home's foundation which was installed by Baird. Furthermore, the entire team demonstrated a genuine commitment to customer satisfaction. They were courteous, and respectful of my property.
Elizabeth P.
Baird Foundation repair went to visit with the Manly’s out in Seguin, TX to do foundation repair on their pier and beam home. The family noticed the house shifting resulting in sticking doors and windows. This also caused the walls to crack and the hard wood floors to shift and bubble.
Maria and Gene M.
Baird Foundation Repair went to visit a home in the New Braunfels area east of San Antonio. The home had sunken 7 inches from the front to the back of the home. Our foreman Juan and his crew did a great job getting the home back in perfect shape.
Kimberly P.
Dear Mr. Chaney: Too often companies get sent and commendations get filed in the future folder. My wife Carolyn and I want to thank you for the work your crew did in our crawl-space, replacing eight water-damaged floor joists and over forty feet of 2 x 4 toe-plate last month. The work crew included Gabriel, Hector, and Israel led by their chief, Jesus. They arrived as scheduled and worked diligently to finish in two days. And they even reconnected the A/C condensate PVC that had caused the rotting of the wood in the first place. Despite much creaking and popping noise during the hydraulic lifting, the only damage to our 70+ year-old house was minor cracking in the bathroom's ceramic-tile floor. Your firm had been recommended by service persons in the building trades, and we will add our recommendation whenever anyone mention foundation problems. May the Lord continue to bless you, your family, and your business. Sincerely, William M. and Carolyn A. Gisler
Bill & Carolyn G.
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