Many people who love old houses consider a sagging floor to be part of an older home's historical charm. But the truth is that sagging floors negatively impact the safety, convenience and property value of a home. With sagging floors, unsightly gaps appear between the floor and baseboard moldings. When floor joists sag, furniture won't rest evenly on the floor, forcing you to use shims to prevent tables and chairs from wobbling. Some floors don't just sag; they also feel springy or bouncy underfoot.
When a house is built, the floors are flat and level. If a floor sags over time, this indicates that something has gone wrong. The first thing a foundation repair contractor will do is determine what changes occurred to cause the sagging floor.
Fortunately for older houses and the people that own them, sagging floors can often be made flat, level and solid again. The key is to enlist the services of an experienced foundation repair specialist. These specially trained contractors have the tools and materials to fix sagging floors quickly and affordably. If a sagging floor is caused by settled foundation walls, a foundation repair contractor can permanently raise and stabilize the wall with steel piers. If the problem is traced to rotted or weakened support posts, these can be replaced with adjustable steel posts that enable the contractor to raise a sagging beam to its proper level. These are just a few of the engineered solutions a foundation repair contractor can apply to restore your home's structural integrity.
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