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There are a number of reasons you could be experiencing uneven floors. We have an engineered solution to provide stability to your home.
Poor Support – If the floor support columns are placed too far apart beneath the floor joists of your home, they cannot hold up the weight of the floor above properly. Poor design causes poor support which causes the floor to sag. Along with support for your joists, you must have proper pier support for your load bearing beam. These piers can be made up of different elements like wood, steel i-beams and concrete/blocks. These are the most common support systems used.
House Settlement –.Over time, the piers will move with the soil due to moisture or soil compression from lack of a proper drainage. As the pier sinks into the soil, the beam will start to sag causing your uneven floors.
Waterproofing Problems – As stated above proper drainage can play a big role in the support of your home. In addition to uneven floors, you might start seeing cracks on the outside of your brick walls or drywall. If your piers are made out of wood, you could find wood rot or sometimes even termite damage. Fixing your drainage issue and replacing those piers could be your solution.
As with any foundation problem, a professional should evaluate the problem and recommend the solution that best fits your needs.