Jacking Up Floor Joists – Episode #171

Welcome to the Toronto Beaches!  We are south of Queen Street East in a very high demand location where people want to live.  Buyers always tell me just how much they love this area and want to get in.  Sellers always tell me just how much they love the community and don’t want to move from this area.  Tenants are always asking me if I can find them a place to rent in this area.

But sometimes we can come across some challenges in this beautiful area.  For example, the underground streams can cause an issue and actually affect some houses.

In this scenario, the owner of this Prime Beach Property, Jerry Greer has been renovating his property and is attempting to level off the sloped floors possibly caused by unstable fill back when this property was constructed in 1910.  The Structural and Soil Engineer involved had discovered that a new footing was constructed we believe in the 1970’s to stabilize the building.  According to the Engineers this new footing was more than sufficient and therefore the sloped floors can now be fixed…but how?  Can he level off the sloped floors?  I actually get dizzy every time I walk into this house because of the severity of the sloping floors.

Perhaps with some help from the Renovation Specialist Jeff Reed this can be accomplished.  Jeff and his crew are working diligently in creating a solution to this problem where they will jack up the floor joists from the basement in order to level off the floors on the first floor.

Here is the before video:

Episode #168 – Prime Toronto Beach House With Sloped Floors Before Renovation