If you notice that your floors are sloping and uneven, it could be more than a cosmetic issue. It could be a sign of more serious foundation problems. If you have sloped floors in North Charleston, our team of experts is here to help. CNT Foundations’ contractors will investigate the source of your sloped floors and provide a free estimate based on your repair options. Call 843-405-7022 to schedule your appointment.
Curious as to why your floors are sloping? Let’s explore the reasons.
Why are my floors sloping?
Your sloped floors may be caused simply by improper floor installation, but foundation settlement is more often the reason behind sloped floors. Parts of your home shift as your foundation settles unevenly, causing sloping floors. Foundation settlement can occur due to:
- Excessive soil moisture caused by poor drainage around the foundation
- Soil that was not properly compacted when the home was built so it begins to compact under the foundation’s weight
- Soil that isn’t capable of holding your home’s weight
- Overspanned floor joists and girders
Other foundation problems can cause sloped floors such as bowing foundation walls, foundation cracks, or crumbling brick foundation used in older homes. Call CNT Foundations in North Charleston to inspect your foundation before exploring sloped floor repair, as foundation problems may be the cause.
How can you fix sloped floors?
A sloped floor that is caused by improper installation can simply be ripped up and reinstalled. However, any signs of foundation settlement or structural problems should be inspected by a foundation contractor before any definite repair plans are made.
CNT Foundations is proud to be your partner in foundation repair solutions. We will inspect your foundation to understand why your floors are sloping so that your home is secure. Call 843-405-7022 today to schedule a free estimate with one of our team.