Sinking Floors in Greater Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh & Nearby

Issues with your crawl space lead to sagging or sinking interior floors

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Sinking or uneven floors can indicate a problem with your crawl space.

Does your Green Bay home has sagging or sinking interior floors? Uneven or unsettled floors commonly occur when crawl space support beams are in disrepair. Crawl space sag can be identified both inside and outside of the crawl space.

Signs of Crawl Space Sag

  • Gaps between the floor and baseboard
  • Uneven floors above the crawl space
  • Drywall cracks
  • Sticking doors and windows

If you've noticed these symptoms of crawl space sag in your home, don't panic. Sure-Dry can help repair sinking floors and prevent future issues with proven crawl space repair solutions.

Why is my crawl space sagging?

A sinking crawl space can be caused by a variety of issues.

  • Tilted, Uneven, Sinking, or Rotting Crawl Space Supports: Your crawl space is supported by a number of horizontal beams, which are occasionally combined with vertical support posts to maintain the integrity of the structure. The best way to identify an issue with the support beams is from inside the crawl space. If you notice foul odors, dampness on the ground or on the wood above you, or see support beams that are bent, warped, or sinking, you've found the source of the problem.
  • Existing Brick or Block Columns Spaced Too Far Apart: Brick or block columns were placed throughout the crawl space during its construction to support the weight of your home. If the columns are placed too far apart, the individual beams can become overloaded, leading to sagging between columns and resulting in sinking interior floors.
  • Column Settlement Due to Weak Soils: Columns can sink or settle due to weak soils, creating a gap between the top of the columns and the bottom of the girders they used to support. This causes a chain reaction in which the column settles, the girder sags, and the floors above begin to fail.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sinking Floors

  • When should I be worried about uneven floors?

    A general rule of thumb is to worry about uneven floors if they slope more than an inch and a half over twenty feet. However, as with many home issues, it's better to be proactive to ensure you don't run into additional problems down the road. Also, uneven floors can become dangerous for people who have mobility issues, so it's important to have a professional complete an inspection as soon as possible to determine whether you should take action.

  • How much floor sag is acceptable?

    Plenty of old homes have uneven floors due to foundation shifts over time. However, if your floors slope more than an inch and a half in twenty feet, that could indicate a more serious issue. To prevent costly repairs down the road, you should consider having an expert complete a thorough inspection. They can determine the source of your sloping floors and provide you with a long-lasting solution.

  • Why is my floor sinking?

    Your home can have uneven floors for a couple of reasons. Sinking floors may be due to a foundation problem such as foundation settlement. Another reason your floors might be sinking is because of moisture in your crawl space. Excess moisture can cause wood rot, which can weaken the structure and ultimately lead to a sagging crawl space.

Repair Sinking Floors With Sure-Dry

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Fix crawl space sagging today with Sure-Dry.

If you have a sinking or sagging crawl space, Sure-Dry can help. We are the Greater Green Bay area's trusted crawl space repair company. We offer a wide variety of state-of-the-art crawl space repair products designed to fix and prevent all types of crawl space problems. Our highly-trained specialists can install crawl space support jacks to level your floors and prevent future structural damage.

Contact us at 1-844-252-7767 or online to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate. We are proud to offer Wisconsin homeowners reliable crawl space repair in Oshkosh, Appleton, Green Bay, Sheboygan, Fond Du Lac, Wausau, Manitowoc, Neenah, Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids, and the surrounding area.

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