Sagging Floors?

Monday, September 28th, 2020 by Ben Bates


 

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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 an issue that most often gets worse overtime. It can be a sign 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.

These problems with a foundation are best fixed by a contractor who specializes in crawlspaces. Advanced Basement Systems has 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. Our confidence in our work is backed by our lifetime warranty.

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.

 

About the author

Ben Bates

Ben Bates lives in the Chatham-Kent area and has been involved in the basement, crawl space and foundation industry since 2008. He has a passion for improving homes the right way and knows what it takes to waterproof, encapsulate or stabilize homes in Ontario. He assists with over 900 projects per year.

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