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Sagging Floors

Your home’s floors are a key part of your home’s structure, so they should be sturdy and resilient. But sagging floors are a telltale sign that there is a serious problem with your crawl space.

If you have problems with floors being unlevel or bowing in places, the problem likely rests with the condition of your crawl space. Excessive moisture build-up in the area or destructive pest incursions can impact the structural integrity of your home.

These problems only get worse over time. The Basement Guys know the gravity of sagging floors and offer an array of industry-leading solutions to combat common (and uncommon!) issues. We deploy a unique crawl space stability solution based on your house’s specific issues. Our goal is a permanent solution that reinforces the home’s floor joists and stabilizes its foundation.

What Are Sagging Floors? 

Sagging floors are unlevel floors that bow in places. They’re often seen in many Ohio homes. These floors might slope in one direction or display a wave-like pattern, with some parts higher or lower than others. They might also feel unstable, which can be a safety hazard.

This sagging is usually due to weakened floor joists beneath the surface. Problems with these joists and the house’s subfloor structure can threaten the home’s structural integrity.

If the floors keep shifting, you might hear odd noises or trip more often. The instability of sagging floors can cause unstable furniture, which is another safety risk. Plus, sagging floors can lower a home’s visual appeal and value.

Some common warning signs to be aware of include:

Other warning signs to watch out for include: 

If floors begin detaching from support beams, contact a foundation repair specialist like The Basement Guys immediately. Our experts can assess your issue and provide customized solutions.

What Causes Sagging Floors? 

Sagging floors may have one or more of the following causes:

  • Moisture, which leads to wood rot, warping, and general deterioration of the area
  • Pest incursions, especially termites, damage the subfloor and joists
  • Joist spacing. Over spanned joists or those placed too far apart cannot provide sufficient support
  • Improperly installed joists
  • Shifting or settling foundation may cause misaligned floor supports
  • Natural wear and tear or aging. Some materials may weaken faster than others and cause sagging floors

Properly identifying the cause of your sagging floors is the first step in a professional solution.

Can You Fix Sagging Floors? 

Yes, a professional foundation expert, like those at The Basement Guys, can fix sagging floors. This isn’t a DIY task, though, as a shoddy floor fix can compromise the overall structural integrity of your house.

Our teams use only the best quality materials to address your flooring issues. We also embrace safety and have the right safety gear to tackle even the most difficult flooring stabilization task.

The Basement Guys take a holistic approach to addressing sagging floor problems to deliver lasting results. Our effective solutions help prevent ongoing or recurring foundation problems, including uneven or saggy floors, to maintain the stability, safety, and value of your Ohio home.

How We Fix Sagging Floors 

The Basement Guys’ process for saggy floor repair goes like so:

  • Complete an in-depth crawl space inspection
  • Determine the root cause of the damage and recommend
  • Draft a custom solution to address all noted concerns   
  • Install a SettleStop™ IntelliJack™ system, custom-fit to the space
  • Precisely adjust the IntelliJack™ system to ensure optimal support and lift  
  • Install crawl space encapsulation solutions if necessary

Don’t forget an annual maintenance plan from The Basement Guys! To ensure that the solution is permanent and to catch small problems before they get out of control, we recommend that you have an annual preventative maintenance and inspection plan.

Why Address Sagging Floors Now 

Your floors aren’t going to suddenly level themselves. It’s crucial to take immediate action to rectify the problem because:

  • The damage can escalate, leading to more extensive and expensive repairs
  • You may have to replace the entire floor if you let the problem fester
  • Uneven floors cause tripping hazards
  • Problems with the foundation tank your home’s value

Contact The Basement Guys for a custom home assessment and learn more about our IntelliJack™ system for a stable and secure foundation.

Contact The Basement Guys for Expert Sagging Floor Solutions

If you notice sagging or uneven flooring in your home, even the basement, it’s vital to correct the problem before it gets worse. Protect your home with advanced foundation solutions from The Basement Guys.

We employ a holistic approach to foundation and floor stability, pinpointing the underlying causes of foundation issues. Our exclusive crawl space and floor stability solutions result in durable, long-lasting support in even the most difficult cases. Contact us today to schedule a free crawl space inspection and obtain a no-obligation estimate.

FAQs

Fix sagging floors by installing additional crawl space support beams or joists, leveling the subfloor, or using floor jacks to lift and stabilize the affected area. The Basement Guys® precisely measure and install professional beams to ensure permanent stability throughout the home.

Sagging floors indicate structural issues that will worsen over time, potentially leading to further foundation and structural damage, and safety risks.

The cost to raise a sagging floor varies, depending on the extent of the sagging, the size of the affected area, and the chosen repair method. Contact The Basement Guys® for a free inspection to gain a quote the costs associated with raising a sagging floor.

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