Why Your Floors Are Uneven
Uneven floors mark a significant shift in the structural integrity of your home. It’s no small matter, but it’s something we can fix before it gets worse. Floors can become uneven for a number of reasons. The primary reason is that your floors simply don’t have the support they need to hold themselves up like they used to.
Moisture issues in below-grade spaces, like basements and crawl spaces, can have a big effect on your floors. If enough moisture gets into your basement or crawl space for long enough, wood rot and mold can eat away at the support joists holding up your floor.
If wood-eating pests have worked their way into your home, it’s typically through the basement or crawl space. They will nest close to sources of moisture and begin feeding on the support beams and joists supporting the floor.
Foundation settlement can shift the structure of your home from the bottom to the top causing a host of issues throughout your house. Walls and support beams can be pulled apart or compressed from the shifting and settling resulting in uneven floors. Before your floors can be made level again, the foundation settlement will need to be addressed.
United Structural Systems Can Fix Your Floors
The team at United Structural Systems can fix the underlying issues causing your floors to be uneven and ensure your floors have the support they need to stay level. Don’t wait to fix the problem. The longer you wait, the worse it will get. After a long enough period of time, your floors could potentially collapse.
Call or contact the experts at United Structural Systems to schedule your free estimate today.