Sinking Floors in Your Home
Sinking floors within your home can be a sign of bigger foundation problems within your crawl space. Without the proper care of your crawl space, the floors of your home may begin to have structural issues. There can be a variety of issues that would lead to sinking floors including settlement, inadequate support, or deteriorating wood.
Issues Causing Your Sinking Floors
- Settlement: As time passes, your home begins to settle on the ground it was built on. The soil underneath your foundation can become unstable and cannot support the weight of your home. The structural piers move down with the soil and away from the floor joists causing the floors to become uneven.
- Inadequate structure: Structural piers that are designed in your crawl space may not be correctly positioned. They may begin to shift causing your floors to sink.
- Deteriorating Wood: Crawl spaces are known to collect high amounts of moisture. When not monitored properly, high levels of moisture can be absorbed into the wood and begin to deteriorate. The moisture can eat away at the floor joists and girders causing sinking in the floors above.
At CNT Foundations, we will repair your sinking floor no matter what may be causing the problem. Call our experts today at 843-405-7022 to schedule your free estimate.