How often should a telepost be adjusted?

Question Icon
Posted by: from Alberta Beach
11/12/2015 at 5:52:28 PM

The house is about 7 years old and the floor in some area have a minor spring to them. The teleposts have never been adjusted but can be easily accessed. Should they be tightened to eliminate the spring and ow often after that?

User Icon
Date/Time11/13/2015 at 2:37:54 AM

Its my belief that the teleposts support the beams to in turn support the joists to ensure a level floor, and would have little or no use in adjusting a springy floor, possibly due to heavy point loads in an area from furniture and/or appliances, plus the weight of yourselves.

Closer or deeper joists would have an effect, but in all likelihood your home is built to code.

Some people have a heavy gait to there walk, and bouncy young ones can be a problem too!

Possibly bowed joists with an ill fitting sub-floor? Have a contractor check is best.

User Icon
Date/Time11/14/2015 at 7:56:04 PM

Hi Mark,

As Paul indicated, it wouldn't be the teleposts, nor the beam it supports. It would be in your floor joists. One way to lessen the "bounciness" would be to make sure there are proper bracings or struts in place.

Hope this helps.


Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

Get Free Estimates

Post your project and compare offers from top-rated pros.