Uneven Floors in Your Home
Have you noticed sagging floors or floor and wall gaps in your home? Your home’s floors may be uneven, which is a major sign of foundation settlement. If you’ve noticed uneven floors above your crawl space in Columbia, call CNT Foundations for a free estimate. Our experienced contractors will come to your house and assess the damage to your home and provide the best solution for your issue. Wondering why your home’s floors are uneven? There are a few causes behind uneven problems:
Structural Damage in Your Crawl Space
As moisture creeps into your crawl space, it can rot the wood supports in your crawl space and cause your floor to sag. CNT Foundations will inspect your crawl space for mold and mildew to see if moisture has been damaging your support system. We’ll also inspect your crawl space for dry rot (link to wood rot), which can occur in South Carolina due to our high humidity levels. Fungus will eat away at your wooden beams and leave the wood dry and weak.
What else causes uneven floors?
If your home was built before 2001, there is a good chance that it was built on spot footing instead of continuous footing. Spot footing means that your foundation is only supported in separate, individual places, rather than by one connected support system. Over time, as the soil beneath your foundation loses stability due to expansion, your foundation still start to sink. A spot footing will result in differential settlement, where different parts of your foundation settle at different times. CNT Foundations can install a continuous footing that links all your footings together so your house will not settle unevenly and cause uneven floors in your home.
If you’re looking for foundation repair experts in Columbia, call CNT Foundation today! Our contractors are dedicated to providing the best customer service in South Carolina. We believe in doing a job right the first time so that you can focus on making memories in your secure home. Call 803-667-4022 today for a free appointment with our estimators.