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When to Worry About Sloping Floors

Whether you’re in the market for a new home or have lived in the same place all your life, you’ll eventually come across the issue of sloped floors. Sloped floors are commonly found in older homes, but can also occur in newer houses as well. The slopping has a variety of different causes, such as naturally occurring bend in the wood joists, structural foundation issues, and deteriorating supports. Since there are so many different culprits, a sloped floor can be tough to repair. If you’re considering hiring foundation repair services, it’s important to understand where your problem originated.

Find the Cause

In order to discover the true root of your problem, you’ll need to consult a professional in foundation repair services. By going through a structural repair company like Highlander Waterproofing, it will be much easier to get to the bottom of your sloped floor issues rather than attempting to diagnose them yourself. Once you’ve determined the true cause of your sagging floors, you and your contractor will be able to develop a plan to fix it. Below are some of the most common causes of sloping floors that will require foundation repair services.

  • Poor drainage
  • Deficiency during construction
  • Age of the home
  • Initial and continuing house settlement
  • Foundation problems
  • Holes and alterations
  • Damaged or missing support posts
  • Natural sloping due to aging of wood

Fix the Floor

After a contractor for foundation repair services has examined your home, you’ll want to work with them to figure out how exactly they will fix the problem. It’s possible that the problem can be fixed without tearing up the floor, but if the sloping is severe enough you’ll need to get it fixed as soon as possible. Highlander Waterproofing will be sure to complete the job in a timely manner with as little intrusion on your daily life as possible.

When you’re in need of foundation repair services in the surrounding areas, look no further than Highlander Waterproofing. We provide basement waterproofing and foundation repair in Western PA, Western NY, and Eastern OH. Contact us today at 877-415-0564.