Sloped or uneven floors are a sure sign of foundation failure. Because foundation issues can be very costly if left unchecked, it is best to have your foundation examined by a professional as soon as you notice any sloped or uneven floors in your home. If severe enough, foundation problems can also render the structure unlivable, causing lots of trouble for you and your family. Pierman Foundation Repair Services of Oklahoma can help you determine what is causing your sloped or uneven floors and find a solution fast. The foundation problems that often result in a sloping or uneven floor are most often caused by movement of the soil beneath the foundation or changes in the moisture content of the soil. Shifting soil and void formation due to erosion or soil shrinkage can lead to foundation sinking or settlement. If there is excess moisture in the soil around the foundation, the hydrostatic pressure in the soil will increase, putting more stress on the foundation. If this pressure increases significantly enough, the stress will become too much for the foundation, causing it to shift and crack. There are many different factors and types of foundation failure that can cause a sloped or uneven floor. Some of these causes include:
Because the most common cause of a sloping floor is foundation failure, it makes sense that the most common solution is foundation repair methods, such as underpinning. This is a method used to lift and stabilize a foundation that has begun to sink, settle, or shift. The first step in the underpinning process is to drive one or more foundation piers, such as helical piers or steel push piers into the ground under the afflicted foundation until they reach the stable soil beneath the constantly shifting layers of soil. Next, the weight of the structure is transferred onto the piers and they are used to provide stabilization for the foundation while lifting it back to its original position at the same time.
Another cause of uneven floor is excess moisture under the floors. If your home has basement water issues, we have the necessary expertise and tools to help you out. Whether you need wall crack repair, a new sump pump system, or exterior waterproofing, we are your number one choice. Wall cracks caused by moisture or foundation problems can provide an entry point for water or pests such as termites. Here at Pierman Foundation Repair Services of Oklahoma, we can take care of your wall cracks and other foundation issues to prevent warping or sloping of your floors. Contact us today for more information or foundation repair in Oklahoma. We serve Muskogee, OK.