When You Drop Something On Your Floor, Does it Roll to the Other Side of the Room?
If you answered "yes", then you could have a serious problem.
Having a dropped item roll across the room can be an indication of sagging floors and a need for foundation or crawl space repairs. Other warning signs to watch for include:
Separations between the floor and the wall
Doors that are difficult to open and close
Skewed or uneven window frames
Sections of the floor feeling bouncy or unsupported
Cracks, buckling or crumbling in the upper portions of the walls, especially in the corners, joints, molding, or chimney
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Common Factors Leading to Sagging Floors
Spring Thaw: the water produced by the melting ice and snow both above and below ground cause the soil to become oversaturated and seep into the structure
High Humidity: causes boards and joists to absorb water from the air and rot
Water Saturation: high water tables and surrounding floods lead to an abundance of water needing to go somewhere - often it finds even the tiniest of cracks in foundations to make their way into your dwelling
Insects: termites and beetles can wreak havoc on wood beams
Age of Home: outdated building codes, regulations and original materials used may not support remodel designs or enhancements made to the property over time
Insufficient Support: the main support beam may not be sized proportionately or supported properly with proper spacing of support posts
Additional Stressors: many modern design elements, like granite counter-tops, or recreational items, like pool tables or hot tubs, add additional weight that could put more strain on older homes not designed to originally have these features.
No Property Is Immune to These Conditions
If your home or office is experiencing an issue with sagging floors - don't delay in reaching out to us! Our team will conduct a thorough inspection of the property and surrounding area to determine the cause before customizing and proposing a solution that will help keep you safe and preserve the value of your property.