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Structural Support for Your Home

The structural support of a house goes beyond the foundation. Even if the perimeter foundation of your home is solid, the superstructure could be weak and need repair. The superstructure of a house is everything above ground level that sits on top of your foundation, basement, or crawlspace. Overtime, certain parts of the superstructure can be weakened by moisture issues, termites, or lack of ventilation. Rely on United Structural Systems Ltd., Inc. to repair any component to your home’s superstructure, including:

  • Sinking floors
  • Sill plates
  • Band boards
  • Floor joists
  • Wooden shims

Our experienced staff can come evaluate your structure and provide you with the best recommendation for a permanent fix.

Know the Signs

Spotting early signs of weak structural supports in your home could save you a lot of time, money, and headaches in the long run. If the signs are detected early enough, it could be possible to simply fix the issue or completely prevent it all together before it becomes worse. Signs to keep an eye out for include:

  • Sagging or bouncy floors
  • Vibrating shelves
  • Rotting floors
  • Drywall cracks
  • Sticking doors or windows

Some symptoms, like drywall cracks or sticking doors and windows, may be more obvious than some of the others. If you start to notice any subtle signs or think there may be an issue that could be prevented in the future, the crew at United Structural Systems Ltd., Inc. will come out and provide a free inspection. We have service areas in Cincinnati, Charleston, Lexington, and Cross Lanes!

Weakened structural supports need to be fixed with strong support beams to lift the structure back into place for permanent stability. At United Structural Systems, Ltd., Inc., we place either steel, block, or poured columns that are placed under your home's structure to provide permanent support. Let our team come out and give you an assessment of the best solution based on your structure's condition.

Common Signs of Structural Problems
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