Gaps & Spaces

Gaps and spaces between your walls and floor or ceiling can be a very disconcerting issue. If you notice gaps or spaces between the walls and floor or ceiling in your home, you should also watch for other signs of foundation failure, such as sloped or uneven floorscracks, sticking doors or windows, and a wet basement.

The most common cause of gaps or spaces is a sinking or settling foundation. When the foundation beneath your home begins to settle, it can cause the walls in the home to pull away from the floors or ceiling due to the lack of support. Foundation settlement or sinking often results from:

  • Soil compaction
  • Excess moisture
  • Soil shrinkage

Solutions for Gaps & Spaces

To fix the gaps that have opened between your walls and the ceiling or floor, you must ensure that your foundation is well supported and raised back to its original level. This can be done by a few different underpinning methods
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The first of these underpinning methods is the installation of steel push piers. These piers are used to support the weight of the structure. They lift the foundation back to its original level. This helps to close any gaps that may have opened as a result of the foundation settlement or sagging joists. Once installed, steel piers will stabilize the foundation for years to come, preventing problems in the future.

Another effective underpinning method is the installation of
helical piers. These foundation piers work the same way as steel push piers, except they are screwed into the ground. This rotation provides extra support for the foundation. My Foundation Repairs can help put you in contact with a professional foundation repair contractor in your area. Contact us today for more information!


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