What if I Have Sagging Floors?

October 14, 2021 Shelby Barker

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, more often than not, worsens overtime. And it can be a sign of foundation issues within a crawl space.

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, brick, or even wood – columns are positioned throughout the crawlspace to support the weight of the structure above. Sometimes these columns settle over time. And as they sink, they provide less stability to a home and the floors above. Other times, the columns are placed too far apart. When this happens, the support beam or “girder”, linking the columns and helping to hold the structure up, starts to sag. This can cause a ripple effect.

Finally, if the columns and other materials are made of wood, then exposure to natural elements causes deterioration over time.

These foundation problems are best fixed by a contractor who specializes in crawlspaces. Baird Foundation Repair has years of experience helping homeowners restore the safety of their homes. We offer exclusive products that can replace the afflicted 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, free inspection of your home and a presentation of our findings. To ease worry and redeem peace of mind, schedule your appointment today.

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