• Sagging Floors

    What is causing your sagging floors? Can it be fixed?

    Common Causes

    Some floor joists aren’t strong enough to safely hold up the weight of your home.

    • Poor Support Design - The support columns and floor joists are designed to hold up the weight of your home. When 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 - Some settling is to be expected, it 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, such as uneven floors, squeaky floors, cracked bricks on the outside of your home or drywall cracks.
    • Waterproofing Problems - Standing water, dampness and weather related water problems can cause structural damage to your home. When there’s moisture in your home’s crawl space or basement, mold can grow – causing health problems – and the wood that supports your home will start to sag and rot, creating additional problems.

    Solutions

    Let us find the source of your sagging floor problem and we'll create the best solution for your home.

     

    We'll first inspect the basement or crawlspace of the home. From there we'll determine the best solution. A few solutions are:

    • Sistering: This is when we jack up saggy joists until they are level and then sister them so that they remain straight after the jacks are removed.
    • Lally Columns: Another fix is to place adjustable steel columns under the joists to keep them propped up. This steel column fix does require that the base of the column be secured to the basement floor and the top of the column be secured to the joist.
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