Sagging floors are a point of concern for every homeowner. After all, once it happens it could be dangerous for you and your household, especially if you have children who like to run around. Sometimes, it can even go undetected until it’s too late. Thankfully, there are ways of determining whether or not your home has sagging floors.
In this post, foundation repair specialist Rapid Dri discusses the signs your floor is sagging and at what point should you be concerned.
Surprisingly enough, one of the tell-tale signs your floor is sagging are your door jambs. Check if your door jambs are leveled, if they’re sticking, or if there are any gaps when the door is shut. Should any of these instances occur, then there’s a possibility that your floor is starting to sag and it’s dragging them out of level.
Check your floor joists for any rotting wood or excess moisture. If they feel soft, warped, or have molds, then your floor joists might not be supporting your floors as much as they should, causing them to start sagging. If you see these signs, call for a professional like the foundation repair experts at Rapid Dri to get it fixed immediately.
The most obvious sign that your floor is sagging is if it starts to slope. Even without the help of home inspectors, you can determine if this is the case by taking a small ball and laying it on the floor to see if it will roll away. However, do keep in mind that the ball method will not work well on carpeted floors or ceramic tile floors. Another way to determine this is by checking for any gaps between the walls and the floor. Should your walls have any cracks in them, it might mean your wall is being pulled down as the floor sinks.
When Does It Become Concerning?
While a sagging floor is something you should’ve been concerned about since it started, it is still possible to put off repairing it until a more appropriate time or when you have a budget. However, get your sagging floors fixed immediately when your floors start to show signs of serious sagging, such as a progressively worse sloping, structural damage that can impact your floors, soil issues, or extensive wood rot and deterioration. Leaving these issues unchecked could cause serious damage to your home that can set you back by a significant amount so it’s best to get it repaired as soon as possible.
To get the best contractors for your home, turn to Rapid-Dri for your home maintenance needs. We are your number one provider of foundation replacement and basement waterproofing services. Give us a call at (734) 272-4495 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and other nearby areas.