Sloping & Uneven Floors

Sloping or Uneven Floors Can Tell you a Lot


Sometimes a sloping or uneven floor is hard to notice. If you can take a ball, put it on the floor, and it rolls down the sloping surface, then there is likely an issue with your foundation. Sloping, uneven floors are a problem that occurs when your foundation has settled or sunk unevenly. It is often times one of a number of problems that will occur when your foundation has settled.

Causes of Sloping & Uneven Floors

Foundation settlement is when there is downward movement of a building or structure so that is below it’s original position. Soil can shift, move, or become compacted due to a multitude of issues including:

  • Soils that are weak bearing – this means the soil around and beneath your home is not capable of bearing the weight of the structure.
  • Poorly compacted soils – When soil fill is not compacted when a home or business is built then it can become compressed under the load of the structure above this.
  • Changes in the level of moisture of the soil – Too much moisture underneath or around the foundation can put pressure on the foundation walls. Too little moisture causes shrinkage of the soil and a lack of support for foundation.
  • Soil consolidation – If the weight of the structure compresses newly placed soil fill to the weak clay soils beneath, it results in downward movement in the structure above.

Solutions for Sloping & Uneven Floors

My Foundation Repairs can assist you in helping find a local foundation repair expert to inspect your foundation and provide an estimate for your foundation solution. Our foundation specialists rely on underpinning products from Earth Contact Products for their foundation repairs. For sloping floors it may be recommended that you have steel push piers or hydraulic piers installed. Talking with a professional foundation repair expert will guarantee that you find the right solution for your sloping floors. Call today for your free estimate!

 

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