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!
Sagging Floors & Repair Solutions in Virginia, Maryland, DC
Identifying & Repairing Crawl Space Issues Related To Sagging Floors and Structural Problems
Why Do I Have Squeaky, Sagging Floors?
The answer: your floor joists aren’t strong enough and don’t have the support needed to safely hold up the weight of your home, which is caused by…
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.
House Settlement: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.
Waterproofing Problems: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.
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 sloping, sagging 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.
Solutions for Sagging Floors
To correct your sagging floor problems, additional support may be needed.
This would include supplemental support beams in your crawlspace to carry the weight from your home, or we may recommend the foundation jacks, like our SmartJack crawl space stabilizer, to help distribute the weight properly and ensure no further damage occurs to your crawl space support beams.
Get Your Free Homeowner’s Guide to Crawl Space Repair
Tired of fixing your sagging floors? Or wondering if that drywall crack 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.