Friday, October 2nd, 2020 by Aubree Stamper
A gap between the floor and the baseboard, uneven tilting floors, or a bounce as someone walks across the room – these are signs of sagging or sloping floors in a home.
Unfortunately, sagging or sloping floors are issues that most often get worse overtime. They can be a signs of foundation issues within a crawlspace.
Serious damage to your foundation can develop immediately following construction, or years later as changes occur within the soils that surround and support your home. Sagging, uneven floors aren't just unsightly - they can pose safety hazards to those living in the home.
When a crawl space is built, block or brick – or even wood - columns are located throughout the crawl space to support the weight of the structure above. Sometimes these columns settle overtime, and as they sink, they provide less stable support to a home and the floors above. Other times, the columns may have been placed too far apart to begin with, and the support beam – or girder – linking the columns and helping to hold the structure up starts to sag, causing a ripple effect.
Finally, if the columns and other materials inside the crawlspace are made of wood, exposure to natural elements could cause deterioration overtime due to pests, mold, rot, or water issues (crawl space encapsulation can help with that one).
Let's leave bouncy floors to the bounce houses, not your house. These problems with a foundation are best fixed by a contractor who specializes in crawlspaces. HomeSpec BasementFix has numerous years of experience helping homeowners restore the safety of their homes. We offer exclusive products that can replace the affected columns and beams causing the issue, permanently stabilizing the home’s foundation.
The process starts with a no-obligation inspection of the house and a presentation of our findings. To ease worry and redeem peace of mind, schedule your appointment today!