Why Your Floors Are Uneven
Uneven floors can be the first indicator that the structural integrity of your home is compromised. It may seem like no big deal now, but this can be a sign that your floors no longer have the support they need.
One of the main factors in the health of your floor support is moisture. Spaces in your home that are below ground level like crawl spaces and basements often see moisture issues. Water damage, wood rot, mold, warping, and compromised floor support joists can all be a problem if enough moisture gets into your below-grade spaces.
Moisture can also attract wood-eating pests. They will work their way into your basement or crawl space and begin to nest. They will remain close to the moisture source and feed on your support beams and joists.
When the soil settles under your home, it causes your home’s foundation to shift, which can cause a lot of problems throughout your house, including walls and support beams to pull apart or compress. This movement can make your home uneven, from the floors all the way to the roof. In order to level the floors, our team will need to restore the support to the foundation and bring it back to its original position.
United Structural Systems Can Fix Your Floors
At United Structural Systems, we see these underlying structural problems in homes like yours every day. The most important lesson we’ve learned is that the longer you wait to fix the problem, the worse it will get. In fact, if you wait too long, the support system could become structurally unsound, causing the entire floor to collapse.
You need to deal with your home’s floor support issues before it’s too late, so schedule a free estimate from United Structural Systems of Bowling Green. Looking for foundation and floor support repairs and services, call today.