One of the signs of foundation failure is a sloped or uneven floor. Sometimes, it is easy to tell that your floor is uneven. In other cases, it may be difficult to spot until you get on your hands and knees with a level. It is important, however, not to brush this off as another of your home’s odd quirks. If your floor is sloped or uneven, there is probably a serious problem with the foundation. If you notice an irregularity in the slope of your floor, contact the foundation repair professionals in Kansas City immediately. Sloped or uneven floors are often a sign of foundation settlement. This happens when erosion or soil shrinkage form voids beneath the foundation.
The foundation settles into these voids, often developing cracks and leaving the floor above unsupported in places as it does so. Because it is sometimes hard to tell whether or not a floor is sloped an unnatural amount, it is important to look for other signs of foundation failure. These signs include:
These are additional indicators that your home is on the fast track to full foundation failure. If you notice any of these symptoms in your home, contact a foundation repair contractor to have it fixed as soon as possible.
Because it is usually a sign of a settling or shifting foundation, the best way to fix a sloped or uneven floor is with the installation of helical piers or steel push piers. Both of these types of piers act as supports to raise and stabilize the foundation back to its original level. The piers are driven (or screwed in the case of helical piers) deep underground until they hit the stable soil located under the shifting layers of soil right below the surface. Next, the weight of the structure is transferred onto the piers so that the structure can be stabilized. The piers can then be used to lift the foundation back to its original level, evening out any sloped or uneven floors in the process. Because we wish to give you the best quality possible, we use piers from Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in the foundation repair products industry.
If you notice that your floor has become sloped or uneven, it may be time to invest in foundation repair and underpinning services from Pro Foundation Technology. We are the foundation repair experts in Missouri and Kansas including the cities of Kansas City, Raytown, Overland Park, and Columbia.