Tar Heel Tip of the Week: Signs of Sagging Floors

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 by Jaimie Hooker


How do homeowner’s know if there is a major concern with the floor system of their home? Below are signs that will allow homeowners to become more aware of their sagging floor concerns and when it’s time to call a professional.

  • Sloping floors, in some cases, gaps will be created between the floor and interior walls.

 Sloping floors

  • Interior wall cracks and gaps around door and window frames, caused by a wall sinking along with the floor.

 Interior wall cracks and gaps around door

  • Doors that stick, have been planed in order to close or will no longer fit the frame.

 Doors that stick and no longer fit in the frame

  • Large gaps between existing girders and columns or piers in the crawl space.

 Large gaps between existing girders and columns or piers in the crawl space

  • Shimming between existing columns and girders in the crawl space (sign of previous repair attempts that has failed).

sign of previous repair attempts that failed

  • Evidence of moisture, wood rot (from pests or moisture), and compression of the floor joists.

 Evidence of moisture and wood rot

If your home is showing signs of floor system settlement, Tar Heel Basement Systems can help! Call our office today for a no obligation, FREE estimate.

About the author
Jaimie Hooker is the Assistant Marketing Director at Tar Heel Basement Systems; authoring case studies, technical papers, creating and captioning photo albums and managing website content. She also oversees the organization of video testimonials, shows and events, Jaimie lives in the small town of Madison, NC with her husband, Paul, and 3 year old son, Franklin.