Sloping Floors are a Sign of Foundation Problems in Alabama
Many homeowners that have a sloping floor choose to just live with it. This is not the best thing to do. An uneven or sloping floor is usually a sign of damage to a home’s foundation. If left ignored, it can be costly and can also result in further structural damage. If you have a sloping floor in your Alabama home, it is important to find out what is causing it and find the solutions as soon as possible. The professionals at Grout Tech can come and inspect your sloping floors and check your foundation for other possible structural damage. Don’t ignore your sloping floor in your Birmingham, Alabama home.
Sloping floors are almost always the result of foundation settlement. This settlement is the result of poor drainage, ground movement, or poor construction. Expansive and hydrated soil can put pressure on your foundation. Contracted soil can leave voids under the foundation causing your home to settle into these voids and cause your floors to slope.
Floors that slope significantly in one direction indicates structural damage. This type of sloping floor is usually accompanied by other symptoms and signs of foundation failure such as:
- Sinking foundations
- Garage column cracks
- Floor cracks
- Foundation cracks
- Leaning chimney
- Wall cracks
- Bowing and leaning walls
- Sinking garage
- Slab cracks
- Sticking doors and windows
- Cracked stoop or porch
If your Alabama home has sloping floors, contact the professionals at Grout Tech to come and inspect your foundation and offer your the best solution for your repair needs.
Solutions for Sloped and Uneven Floors in Alabama
Nichols/Grout Tech uses helical piers or steel push piers to fix a sloped or uneven floor. These piers support and raise the foundation back to its original level and stabilizes the foundation. These piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a more stable layer. Then the weight of the structure is transferred onto the piers to stabilize the foundation.
The products we use are the best in the industry. They are manufactured by Earth Contact Products. Once we lift and stabilize your foundation, your sloped or uneven floors will be fixed.
Don’t hesitate to contact Nichols/Grout Tech at the first sign of sloping or uneven floors. We will get your foundation stabilized and safe for years to come.
We have been in business since 1981 and have built an outstanding reputation and we intend to keep it that way. We take pride in our work and keep our customer our first priority. Let us inspect your home and give you an estimate as to what the cost will be for your repair work. Contact us today!