Uneven and sagging floors are rarely caused by problems with the flooring system itself.
Sometimes the flooring support system of your home fails, causing your floors to become uneven or sag. Additionally, sagging floors can be caused by foundation issues from settling or other structural problems. A sagging floor repair must first address the specific problem you are experiencing because there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution.
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There are a number of reasons why your floors have become uneven or are sagging. It could be caused by the main beam in your home not being able to support the weight properly, or a soft or rotted floor joist. Listed here are a few of the most commons signs you may need a sagging floor repair.
To understand the severity of your sagging floor repair need, you can schedule a free evaluation with a certified foundation repair expert.
- Doors sticking when opening
- Doors not wanting to close properly
- Gaps between floors and baseboards
- Cracks above doorways
- Gaps between the ceiling and wall
Our sagging floor repair experts offer a number of solutions for the following problems.
Flooring support structures (piers) such as concrete blocks, metal post jacks, or wooden posts are used to support the main floor beams of your home. Over time, these piers can shift or sink, causing the flooring support beams to sag or become uneven between piers.
If our sagging floor repair experts determine that this is the proper solution to the problem you’re having, we can properly install additional piers and, if necessary, a drainage system to prevent any further erosion of soil around your flooring support system.
However, sometimes the problem lies within the shims used between the flooring beam and its support column. This type of sagging floor repair calls for the replacement of wooden shims with steel ones.
The most common floor joist failure our foundation repair experts see is because of high humidity in a vented crawl space. Over time, the joist weakens due to high humidity levels in the crawl space. Once the joist is softened from the continual moisture, it will begin to sag.
Other common problems that produce a need for a sagging floor repair are over spanning of the floor joist, wood rot, and termite damage.
Depending on the cause of the floor joist failure, our sagging floor repair experts can offer solutions ranging from joist repair to replacement, as well as address any moisture issues.
Most of the failure we see with center beams are associated with wood beams. As with joists, moisture and insect problems in the crawl space can cause these beams to sag or rot. Additionally, beams can also sag if they are spanned too far between piers (support structures).
Our sagging floor experts can help identify the exact cause of a beam failure and provide both replacement and future protection.
Again, the main proponent of sill plate failure is from wood rot—caused by high humidity levels— and termite or insect damage.
After determining that a sill plate failure is the issue, our sagging floor repair experts will utilize special jacks to lift the the home to replace the sill plate. In most cases, sill plates cannot be repaired and must be replaced.
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