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Have you noticed that whenever you drop something remotely round in your house, it tends to roll in the same direction and settle in the same spot? Have you noticed gaps between the flooring and the bottom trim in your home? If so, you could be dealing with sagging or sloping floors.
If you live in an older home in the Northern Alabama area, you may attribute sloping or uneven floors to warped flooring. While this could be the case, the underlying cause of uneven floors could be a much bigger than the flooring.
Often times, sloping floors are the result of foundation settlement. Foundation settlement is not uncommon for homes in Alabama. Whether you bought an older home or invested in new construction, settlement can be a normal part of the home’s aging process. However, significant settlement that results in sloping floors often indicates serious foundation instability. If the sloping floors are the result of foundation failure, they should be fixed as soon as possible. Leaving sloped floors and foundation settlement alone will only result in problems that worsen with time and may lead to other signs of failure – gaps and spaces between walls and floors or windows, wall or floor cracks, and water leakage.
Sloped floors could also indicate excess moisture in the crawlspace, causing beam and post problems. Regardless of the suspected cause, if you notice sagging or sloping floors in your home, contact the team at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair today. We will examine the problem and find the cause and the best solution.
We offer a couple of different solutions to fix sloping floors depending on the cause. Here are some of the solutions that we can use to repair uneven floors in your home:
No matter what is causing the floors in your home to sag or slope, Affordable Foundation and Home Repair has a solution. Contact our repair team today to take care of uneven floors in your Alabama home.