Cracks on the floor are never good. Whether they are caused by an uneven foundation, sudden earthquake or an unexpected and mysterious portal leading to somewhere unknowable, a cracked floor can cause a lot of issues and can be an underlying sign of a much greater problem.
Fortunately, when it comes to floor fixin’, no one does it better than The Crack Guys! We guarantee we’ll do everything necessary to repair your floor and address the reason your floor is cracking in the first place. We are supremely confident in our abilities and know that once you see what we can do, you’ll be hooked.
Cracked floors can be caused by any number of reasons, and identifying the exact cause of your floor damage is vital in knowing what extra steps may be necessary to protect your home from future damage and your wallet from avoidable pain. Here are some of the main reasons our professionals see floors cracking and what they might mean for your home.
When viewed over a long enough time frame, the ground beneath our feet can act more like a liquid than a solid, constantly shifting with the earth’s natural tectonics and fluctuations in weight. Not only can this settlement eventually lead to cracks in your flooring but also in the very foundation that supports it.
Another force of nature that uses the assistance of time to cause damage to the materials of your home, water is a common culprit that can cause your floors to crack.
Whether it’s water that’s entering your home from the outside or water that’s escaping through faults in the plumbing system, cracks caused by moisture should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
Anyone who’s ever poured cold water into a hot glass might have first-hand experience of the potential for things to crack during large fluctuations in temperature. Just like these conditions can cause the glass to shatter, drastic temperature changes can cause the materials of our home to quickly expand and contract, leading to the potential for cracks.
Sometimes, cracks in a floor are simply a matter of our flooring materials not being able to handle the weight we ask them to bear. Whether aging materials have reduced your floor’s load capacity or additions to your home have pushed it past the tolerances of the original building plan, sometimes floor cracks are simply caused by excess weight.
While a floor might seem simple, the floor of most modern homes is comprised of several layers that each have their function. Between the foundation, subfloor and actual flooring materials, each section needs to be properly installed for a floor to have the best chance of remaining sturdy and crack-free.
Luckily, we can do it all, from crack fixes to subfloor repair, we’re who you call for every foundation problem.
Crawl spaces are a convenient, yet vulnerable area underneath a home that allow easy access to many systems in a home. Located directly underneath the form and generally providing its foundation, damage to a crawl space can directly result in a cracked floor. Whether you’re dealing with faulty floor support beams or need full mold remediation for your crawl space, our team has you covered
As the saying goes, ‘If you step on a crack, you’ll break your mother’s back,’ so why not do everything you can to protect that matriarchal spine by eliminating floor cracks with The Crack Guys today? You can’t step on a crack that isn’t there and after all, do you not care about mother?!
Joking aside, our team is fully equipped and qualified to provide the most comprehensive cracked foundation repair in Alabama and Tennessee. So if you find yourself unsure of the floor beneath your feet, don’t hesitate to give us a call today!