Many older homes have sloped floors, especially on upper levels. While this may seem like a charming feature at first, an uneven floor can indicate potentially serious problems, such as foundation settlement. At Adams Foundation Repair, our teams of knowledgeable specialists can help you identify the cause of your sloping floor and design a custom repair solution.
What Causes Sloping Floors?
Though a sloped floor may be the result of framing problems, more often than not sloped floors are a result of a foundation shifting or settling unevenly. This occurs when the soil supporting the home expands or contracts, causing the foundation to heave or settle unevenly. As a result, the structure shifts and starts to slope the floors. This can become a serious safety issue if the slope becomes significant.
Do I Need to Fix This?
In many cases, sloping floors are perfectly normal and do not need to be repaired, though they should be monitored. If a floor only slopes 1/4 inch over 10 feet and shows no other sign of foundation trouble, it is likely safe to go without repairs.
However, if the floor slopes more than 1 inch over 10 feet, seems to be getting worse, or shows other signs of foundation problems, the homeowner should have a professional examine the situation and provide a plan for correction. Additional signs of foundation trouble include:
Our Sloping Floor Solution
If after examination by a professional, it is determined that your sloping floor is a sign of deeper more serious foundation problems, Adams Foundation Repair has several proven solutions to correct the situation including:
- Push piers
- Helical piers
- Slab piers
Piers installed underneath your home can help support whatever failing parts of the foundation your home is struggling with. These solutions are durable and sure to last for years to come.
Trust Adams Foundation Repair
At Adams Foundation Repair we have the knowledge and experience to help you with any foundation problems you may be facing. But more importantly, we know just how important your home is to you and your family. We know that your home is a place of rest and a sanctuary from the outside world and its troubles. When your home’s peace is threatened by foundation problems, you need a specialist that can get the job done right the first time. You can count on Adams Foundation Repair for proven solutions at an affordable price. Call us today to schedule your appointment and get a free quote!