SLOPING & UNEVEN FLOORS
Sloping and Uneven Floors in Little Rock, AR
One sign of foundation failure is a sloping and uneven floor. This structural defect can be obvious, and in some cases very difficult to spot. The best way to test your floors is to place a ball on the floor to see if it rolls, or use a level. If these tests pass your inspection, contact the professionals at Airlift Concrete Experts. Sloping and uneven floors could be a serious sign of foundation problems that need immediate attention. At Airlift, we can inspect your foundation and determine the cause of your settlement. We are trained foundation repair experts, serving residents in the Arkansas area.
Causes of Sloping Floors
What are the causes of sloping and uneven floors? There are many factors that need to be checked out before determining the cause of sloping and uneven floors. The most common causes are due to the following:
- Foundation problems
- Deteriorating or damaged wood supports, floor sills, or girder
- Poorly installed joists and sub-floors
- Poor drainage
- Aging home
- Initial and continuing settlement
- Poor workmanship
- Aging wood
- Excessive moisture leading to wood rot
- Insect damage
- Support posts spaced too far apart
- Poorly constructed home
Additional Signs You May Have Foundation Failure
Foundation problems not only cause sloping and uneven floors, they create other problems as well. Look for additional signs, such as:
- Misaligned windows and doors
- Foundation cracks
- Crumbling and chipping concrete
- Cracked bricks
- Wall and floor cracks
- Garage column cracks
- Leaning and tilting chimneys
- Bowed and leaning walls
If you have any of these signs, give us a call immediately. Ignoring these warning signs will make foundation problems get worse over time, costing you thousands on major repairs.
Solutions for Sloping and Uneven Floors in Arkansas
At Airlift, we use the latest foundation repair products to stabilize, level and support your sloping and uneven floors. Our products include steel push piers, pier and beam supports, and crawl space supports.
Our steel push piers are a two-fold system that involves driving steel pilings into the soil until they reach the desired bearing stratum. A manifold system raises the foundation back to normal. With steel piers, no heavy equipment is needed. After installation, holes are filled and covered.
Pier and beam leveling repairs sloping and uneven floors caused by architectural defects, wood rot, and other issues. This repair method involves hydraulic jacks that lift the interior floors back to normal. Sloping and uneven floors can be a result of weak floor joists or other crawl space problems.
Crawl space jacks are an adjustable, permanent solution that prevents future settlement. A hole is drilled in the crawl space, and the base footing is prepped. A steel column is sized and cut to the desired length, then the jacks are assembled. The sloping floor is lifted and leveled back in place.
If you have a sloping and uneven floor in Arkansas, contact the experts at Airlift. We'll inspect your floors and locate the culprit. We offer free consultations, so give us a call today to schedule an appointment.