How To Jack Up A Floor

Posted on May 26, 2022
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How to raise a sagging floor using floor jack or screw jack and hydraulic jack

Old house renovation often involves sagging floors. There are a number of potential solutions to raise sagging floors that are no longer level.
To find actual level we used a laser level ( found on Amazon:
DEWALT Line Laser, Self-Leveling, Red, 3-Beam (DW089K)
by Dewalt
https://amzn.to/3xNbY3K

A similar less costly laser level is :
KAIWEETS Self-Leveling Green Laser Level, 360 Laser Line with 2 Plumb Dots, Cross Line 197ft with 7800mAh Rechargeable Batteries & Magnetic Rotating Stand for Construction and Picture Hanging
by KAIWEETS
https://amzn.to/3xGZkDH

In this case we opted to use screw jacks or floor jacks plus a hydraulic jack here and there to do the heavy lifting..
The floor jacks we used to raise the sagging floor were:
Akron Heavy Duty:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HE5SUG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000HE5SUG&linkCode=as2&tag=housebaronsco-20&linkId=bddb36db3da770e52a4b5be09d39819a
12 ton bottle jack:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DGW346G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00DGW346G&linkCode=as2&tag=housebaronsco-20&linkId=3439837d665092961f2e4ab122396c69
OR
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000234ISU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000234ISU&linkCode=as2&tag=housebaronsco-20&linkId=d1169a2e8aac4cf285be4f0c5f058efa
We also use a Stanley 6 foot level:
https://amzn.to/2L8FMpf
We built a temporary wall in the basement before removing the rusty screw jack and putting in a series of new floor jacks.
The jacks were raised 1-1.5 turns ( or about an eighth of an inch ) every other day or so till we had reach out desired height of around 1 inch.
Sagging floor repair requires professional consultation with a structural engineer to do it correctly and safely. It also requires patience. In our case this old house we are renovating took over 100 years to develop sagging and unlevel floors. So jacking up those beams to raise the sagging floor is a slow deliberate process.

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Master Bedroom: Jacking up some floor joists

Master Bedroom: Jacking up some floor joists
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Master Bedroom: Jacking up some floor joists.

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