Spongy Floors

In some cases, it's great to have a spring in your step, but not when it comes to your home's floors. Spongy floors might be an indication that you have foundation issues. CNT Foundations' experts can investigate your spongy floor in North Charleston. Our team carefully evaluates every individual home to decide the best repair option. Call 843-405-7022 today for a free, no commitment evaluation.

What causes spongy floors? There are a couple of reasons:

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Foundation Settlement

If your foundation is built on expansive, clay-rich soil, those spongy spots in your floor might be caused by foundation settlement. When North Charleston gets a decent rain, the clay in the dirt expands, pushing on your foundation. In the dry months, the dirt shrinks, pulling your foundation down. After some time, as the soil underneath your foundation repeats this cycle, your home will start to sink.

Your foundation may begin settling if the dirt it is based on isn’t sufficiently compacted. Over time, the soil will start to falter under your home’s weight and your foundation will start to settle.

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Poor Home Construction

Spongy floors can also develop if your floor joists are too far apart. If the support columns and joists between your floor are over-spanned, your foundation cannot evenly support your floors. Soft spots may develop in your floors where there is less support due to time and wear.

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Excessive Moisture

Water damage, plumbing leaks, and South Carolina’s high humidity are no friends to wooden foundations and floors. Wood rot caused by excessive moisture can weaken the floor joists beneath your home and result in spongy floors.

What should I do if I have spongy floors?

Soft and spongy floors are frustrating, but you may not need to replace your floor in order to fix the problem. If the spongy floors are caused by foundation problems, we are here to help. Schedule an appointment today with our foundation repair experts in North Charleston. Trust CNT Foundations to protect your home, no matter what it takes.

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