When you walk through your home, do you have squeaky floors? Do decorations and glasses rattle as you walk by? Or are the sagging floors only in one section of your home? This is a sign that your home's interior support system is not able to safely support the weight of the home above. This means is that your sagging floor is more than just a sagging floor – it's a serious safety problem!
What Do I Need to Do First?
First you need to find the source of your crawl space problem which involves an in-depth inspection of your dirty crawl space. You can browse through the various problems signs and solutions on this page to learn more.
Or request an appointment with one of our experts to learn if your sagging floors are a sign of a structural problem. You'll also immediately receive your Free Homeowner's Guide to Crawl Space Repair to read more about other crawl space problems, causes and solutions.
Do These Sagging Floors Look Familiar?
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Why Do I Have Sagging, Squeaky Floors?
Your squeaky floors are typically caused by a lack of support below the floor, which causes the floor to bend and sag. In layman's terms, this means that your floor joists aren't strong enough and don't have the support needed to safely hold up the weight of your home. This is a structural problem that needs to be fixed ASAP!
Sagging floors are caused by poor support design, house settling or waterproofing problems.
Poor support design:
The support columns and floor joists are designed to hold up the weight of your home. When the floor joists are over spanned – the support columns aren't spaced properly so there isn't enough of support under the floor joists – your home will have sagging floors, a gap between the wall and floor, and even squeaky floors.
Settling happens when the ground your home is built on is no longer able to support the weight of your house. House settling can cause major foundation problems. In addition to uneven floors, you may also have squeaky floors, cracked bricks on the outside of your home or drywall cracks.
Standing water, dampness and weather related water problems are more than just a headache; they can cause structural damage to your home. When there's moisture in your home's crawl space, mold can grow – causing health problems – and the wood that supports your home will start to sag and rot, creating additional problems.
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Solutions For Your Crawl Space...
We're here to help you find the perfect solution for your home, and find out the source of your crawl space problems.
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Can I Fix My Sagging Floors?
Sagging floors and squeaky floors are more than a cosmetic problem; they're also a safety problem. The sagging floors create a tripping hazard and are also a sign that your crawl space foundation needs repair.
Don't assume that sistering the floor joists or installing a cheap support structure will fix your sagging floor. And these "solutions" could just make the problem worse! If your floor isn't supported correctly it could cave in.
Save yourself the headache and call in the professionals! We'll inspect your crawl space for free, and determine if your squeaky floors are a sign that your crawl space needs additional support. If your crawl space doesn't need to be fixed, we'll tell you!
What Do I Do Now?
Your sagging floor and squeaky floors could be a sign that your crawl space foundation needs to be repaired. Give us a call at 866-370-4816 and request your free crawl space inspection from one of our certified repair specialists. We'll find the source of your sagging floor problem and work with you to create the best solution for your home.
If after the inspection we find that your sagging floors need additional support, we may recommend using the JES SmartJack. Every crawl space solution is different, so it's important to have a professional crawl space expert take a look to find the best solution for your crawl space and squeaky floor problem.
Get Your Free Homeowner's Guide!
Tired of your sagging floors? Or wondering if that uneven floors is a sign that you have a bigger problem?
Our Homeowner's Guide to Crawl Space Repair is your resource for learning about why you have a cracked block in your foundation, what causes foundation settling and what to look for to see if you have a problem. Request your free crawl space repair inspection and receive your own copy of the e-book, as our thanks for putting your trust in JES.