Mid Span Support Posts Installed for Businesses in the Atlanta, GA, Area
If you have a business or commercial structure in the Atlanta, Georgia, area and you’ve noticed that the floors are sagging or that they bounce when you step on them, this may mean that the floor joists lack proper support. In some cases, this happens because the joists are too small for the distances they span, but other times it’s a sign that the mid-point supports on the joists have begun to sink or are missing. As the area’s leading specialty construction company, Engineered Solutions of Georgia can address this issue by installing mid-span support posts that will provide your floors with the support they need to prevent bowing, sagging, and other structural problems.
The Advantages of Mid-Span Support Posts
Mid-span support posts are a better option for reinforcing sagging floors than traditional block columns as they are less expensive and more effective. In fact, the mid-span support posts that we install can bear a load of more than 40,000 pounds. We can custom manufacture mid-span support posts to whatever size you need, and, since there are no shims required, your mid-span support posts will have infinite adjustability, making them a lasting solution. Mid-span support posts are code compliant and recognized in the engineering community as the most structurally sound floor framing support.
The Installation Process
To install mid-span support posts at your property, we’ll start by excavating a code-compliant engineered footing. Next, we’ll install steel reinforcing bars into the excavation and pour the footing using 3,500 psi concrete. We never use prefabricated deck footing because it is not code-compliant and cannot always bear the loads imposed by larger commercial structures. Instead, we’ll install three-inch steel support columns, anchoring them to the footing with a bottom plate and to the framing of your building with a top cap. Using the screw adjusters, we’ll raise your mid-span support posts to the appropriate height so that your sagging floors are properly supported and the weight of your structure is transferred to the posts.
To learn more about having mid-span support posts installed at your business or commercial property in the Atlanta area, contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today.