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  • Bowed floor joist

    I have an older house that is 24 feet wide. The floor joist which are 12 feet have sagged in the center. The crawl space is tight but I would like to jack up the centers of the floor joist and support them with 4 x 4 or 6 x 6 post.
    I am considering using adjustable jacks or blocks on the supports.

    Would I need a footing under the jacks or blocks to maintain them under the house?
    Will this solve my problem?

    Outside and center footings are in good condition.
    Last edited by Stevevan; 03-10-2006, 07:25 PM.

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    Yes you would be best advised to add a concrete footer underneath any support system you use to level the floor, otherwise your floor will where you started from before you know it.
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