Why is there Separation in My Trim and Molding

Are you noticing separation between your baseboards and floors? Trim and molding pulling away from your walls and floors could be a sign of serious problems within your crawl space. If you see separation in your trim or molding, contact CNT Foundations. Our team of contractors are ready to assess the damage of your crawl space.

Here are some common reasons your trim and molding can separate.

Baseboards are separating from the floor?

Cracked sheetrock, uneven floors, and separating trim and molding, are the first signs of settlement within your crawl space. There are several different reasons why your house could be settling:

  • Overspanned floor joists and girders
  • Weak soil that wasn’t properly compacted when the house was built will buckle under the weight of your home causing your foundation to sink.
  • Expansive soil can slowly shift beneath your foundation as it takes on water and builds pressure underneath your crawl space floor.
  • Wood rot due to excessive humidity and moisture Deteriorating floor joists and girders can also cause the floor and trim to separate.
  • Floor joists can also rot due to excessive moisture from high humidity or flooding.
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How to stop separations in your trim and molding

Trim and molding separations will take more than caulk to fix. If settlement is triggering your trim to separate, consult an expert for the best solution.

CNT Foundations is your trusted source for crawl space repair solutions in Columbia. Our team will come to your home to find the source of your separating trim and molding and present you with multiple solutions. Call 803-667-4022 today for a free estimate.