How to Jack up a Sagging Floor?


To jack up a sagging floor you will need two 4 by 6 beams. You will place the first one under the joists. You will place the second one on the floor. You will start by placing the jack between the two beams. See the link for more detailed instructions.
Q&A Related to "How to Jack up a Sagging Floor"
1. Place a level on the floor to identify the location of the sagging floor joists. 2. Cut two 4-by-6 wood beams to a length sufficient to reach each of the sagging floor joists.
There are jacks that are actually called "floor jacks" made just for this purpose. It's basically a screw type jack that you turn about 1/8" every day (less/more depending
well when you put/drop some water on it.
Q: I've got a 63 year old colonial with less-than-level floors. In our mudroom, the floor slopes from one end to the other (about twenty feet) with a drop of 3 inches over that distance
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How to Jack Up a Sagging Floor
No one enjoys walking through a house and feeling the floor dip as if walking on the ocean. Besides being an annoyance, a sagging floor is a sign of a poor structure. The floor joists are either warping or settling because of time and use. Jacking up the... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
To jack up a sagging floor you will need safety goggles, some work gloves, a mask, a hammer, a reciprocating saw, a jack, and a measuring tape.
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