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Remedying Sagging Floors in Your Home

Floors in your home are meant to provide a solid, level surface—any sagging or unevenness is cause for concern. Sagging floors not only detract from your home’s aesthetics but are also a red flag for underlying structural issues that necessitate expert attention. 

When your crawl space starts affecting your living area through problems like moisture buildup and pest infestation, it’s a signal to seek professional assistance. Mount Valley Foundation Services specializes in addressing these foundational challenges with solutions designed for longevity and effectiveness. Our proprietary SettleStop™ IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks are crafted to give your floor joists—and your home—a dependable lift back to stability. 

This guide will walk you through the symptoms and causes of sagging floors, the importance of repairing them, and how the team at Mount Valley Foundation Services can restore safety and integrity to your floors. 

Identifying Sagging Floors 

Sagging floors may exhibit a noticeable downward arc or slope and often feel unstable underfoot, potentially bouncing or shifting as you move across them. This typically happens when the floor joists beneath the subfloor are compromised and no longer provide adequate support, hinting at a deeper structural problem within your home. 

Beyond the visible sag, other symptoms can include: 

In worst-case scenarios, the floors may even detach from their supporting walls or beams. Ignoring these warning signs can lead to worsening conditions, which is why professional evaluation and repair are imperative. 

What Causes Sagging Floors? 

Sagging floors can result from various factors, including one or several of the following: 

  • Moisture: Excessive moisture or water leakage in the crawl space can lead to the wooden structures absorbing water, causing rot, warping, and structural weakness. 
  • Pests: Termites and other wood-damaging insects can eat away at the integrity of floor joists and subfloors. 
  • Over-spanned Joists: Joists that are spaced too far apart may not provide sufficient support for the floor, leading to sagging. 
  • Installation Flaws: Incorrectly installed floor joists can lead to structural inadequacies. 
  • Foundation Movement: Shifts or settling in the foundation beneath the joists can result in misalignment and sagging. 
  • Natural Deterioration: Over time, the natural aging process can lead to the weakening of floor components. 

Early detection and professional rectification of the root cause are essential to effectively combat sagging floors. 

Can Sagging Floors Be Fixed? 

Absolutely, sagging floors can be repaired, but this task requires professional know-how and the right materials. Quick fixes or DIY attempts often do not address the fundamental issues and can sometimes be dangerous. 

Mount Valley Foundation Services offers comprehensive solutions that tackle not just the symptoms but the root causes of sagging floors, ensuring a secure and long-lasting result. 

Our Approach to Fixing Sagging Floors

Our process for repairing sagging floors involves: 

  • A detailed crawl space assessment by professionals. 
  • Identifying the cause of damage and recommending specific solutions. 
  • Reinforcement of weak floors with IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks
  • Custom fitting of jacks for the crawl space’s unique dimensions. 
  • Precise jack adjustments to optimal heights. 

The SettleStop™ IntelliJack™ system is our go-to for reliable support, boasting an impressive load-bearing capacity and adherence to stringent industry benchmarks. These crawl space jacks are also adjustable, allowing for potential floor re-leveling over time. 

Mount Valley Foundation Services prioritizes quality and durability over quick fixes, delivering a solution that aims to stabilize your home’s foundation for years to come. 

The Importance of Addressing Sagging Floors Promptly 

There are several compelling reasons to rectify sagging floors without delay: 

  • Halt Further Damage: Quick action can stop the progression of damage and prevent more severe issues in your home. 
  • Sidestep Expensive Repairs: Delaying repairs could lead to costlier fixes down the line, including the possibility of a full floor overhaul. 
  • Safety: Reduce the risk of trips and falls by ensuring floors are even and stable. 
  • Home Value: Protect your home’s value and appearance by maintaining its structural integrity. 

Don’t wait—taking early steps to secure professional foundation services can save you time, money, and ensure your home remains a safe and secure space. 

Reach Out to Mount Valley Foundation Services for Expert Sagging Floor Repair 

If you’ve noticed signs of sagging floors, seek expert help. Mount Valley Foundation Services is equipped to provide a robust response to foundation-related concerns, deploying our proprietary crawl space jacks and comprehensive service to ensure your floors are securely supported. Let us guide you through the repair process with clarity and care. Contact us to schedule your no-cost inspection and quote

FAQs

Costs can vary widely based on the severity of the damage, the area size, and the repair method chosen. Our team at Mount Valley Foundation Services will provide you with a comprehensive estimate following a free inspection and also discuss various financing options available to you. 

Repair times can vary depending on the damage extent and the solutions employed. However, Mount Valley Foundation Services aims to conduct repairs swiftly and efficiently, often within a few days. For a specific estimate and timeline, we invite you to schedule a free inspection with us. 

Yes, with the right interventions, such as Mount Valley Foundation Services’ IntelliJack™ system, sagging floors can often be corrected without the need for a full replacement. A free crawl space inspection will help our specialists assess the damage and recommend the most suitable solution. 

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Asheville, NC 28801

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Savannah, GA 31405