Everyone likes the Earth firm between their feet, but sloping and uneven floors can really put a damper on this. In some situations uneven floors are obvious, while others are more difficult to detect without a proper level. It is important, however, not to ignore this problem or brush it off as a quirk. If you observe any degree of irregularity in the slope of the your floor, call the foundation repair experts at Ground Up Builders immediately. Sloped or uneven floors are often a symptom of foundation settlement, which occurs when the soil beneath the foundation erodes or shrinks, pushing on the foundation and rendering the floor above unstable. When this happens, the floor gradually develops dips and valleys and results in a sloped feel or appearance. Because it is sometimes difficult to determine whether or not a floor is unnaturally sloped, it is important to look for other signs of foundation failure, such as:
These are additional indicators that your home is headed for foundation failure. If you observe any of these signs in your Nashville or Murfreesboro home, contact the Tennessee foundation repair experts at Ground Up Builders.
Because sloped or uneven floors are usually an indicator of a shifting or settling foundation, the most effective method of correcting uneven floors is to install helical piers or steel push piers. Both of these varieties of piers act as supports to raise the foundation back to its intended level and secure it in place. The piers are screwed or driven deep into the stable earth far below the top layers of shifting soil. Then the weight of the structure is transferred onto the piers, allowing the structure to become stabilized.
Because we constantly strive to provide the best quality repairs to our customers, we use piers from Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in the foundation repair products industry. You can rest easy knowing that our repairs will leave your home safe, secure, and functional for years and years to come. If you notice that your floor has become sloped or uneven it may be time to invest in foundation repair and underpinning services from Ground Up Builders. Our team of highly trained experts is always ready to work with you to determine the best course of action to effectively and affordably obliterate and remedy the cause of your foundation failure. Contact us today for more information on how we can help restore your foundation back to normal! We are the foundation repair experts in Nashville and Murfreesboro, TN.