Sagging floors are a hassle that no homeowner wants to discover in their own home. Sagging floors are not only an eyesore, but they are also dangerous for you and their family. The lower they sag and sink, the less pressure you should be putting on them. The structural integrity of your floors is slipping by the day, so you’ll need to call a professional to fix it.
Look for the Signs!
A number of things can cause a sagging floor in your home. Sometimes it’s a simple matter of bad construction. Either the support joists were installed incorrectly or they used the wrong materials. It can also be a matter of foundation settlement, where the joists are moving because the rest of the house is moving. Maybe the room that is experiencing sagging floors has a heavier load than it was intended to hold. Even if all of your joists were installed correctly and have lasted for years, your home can be affected by too much humidity and moisture wearing away on the wood joists. Your home can also be affected by mold, rot, or even termite damage, all of which will affect the integrity of your home’s foundation and supports. No matter the cause of the problem, you are sure to find the exact solution you’re looking for with the experienced professionals at Foundation Strategies & Construction.
This solution can solve a common problem of sagging floors. Wood beams that carry the load of your home can sag, causing:
This is typically an issue when the current support system is spaced too far apart to be effective or any of the other causes mentioned above. By installing a series of stabilizers that are adjustable, the structure can be lifted and supported evenly, reducing any damage to the structure.
Foundation Strategies and Construction Inc. can help you determine the best approach to supporting your structure, so give us a call today for a free quote! You’ll be glad you did.