Why Are My Floors Uneven?

If you have noticed that the floors in your home have become uneven, you are probably wondering what caused the problem. You might also want to know how you can fix the problem and protect yourself from additional issues. In most cases, foundation settling or foundation upheaval is the root of the issue.

Foundation Settling

This occurs when the ground under your home is no longer able to support your home. This problem happens for many reasons and is often a slow process, but that does not mean you should ignore it. You notice cracks in your floor and the foundation of your home when settling takes place. Besides damaging your boards and slab, settling can hurt your crawl space foundation if you don’t do something about it. Other signs of settling may be cracks in your ceiling and doorways or around windows.

Foundation Upheaval

Foundation upheaval has the same signs and symptoms as settling, but the ground moves up, not down. Your crawl space foundation and the rest of your home are at risk unless you take prompt action. In the worst cases, upheaval could damage the foundation so much that your home will be unsafe to inhabit.

Getting Help

If you don’t want your home to face any more damage, ensure that you contact a team of experts at the first sign of trouble. Perma Built can provide you with an estimate to fix your damage. Contact us today!
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