4 Common Causes Of Uneven Floors & How To Fix Them

4 Common Causes Of Uneven Floors & How To Fix Them

One of the most common complaints we hear from homeowners is that their floors are uneven. Not only is this a cosmetic issue, but it can also be a sign of a more serious problem. If you’re concerned about uneven floors in your home, read on to learn about 4 common causes and how to fix them.

Poor construction or installation

There have been many reports of poor construction of the foundation in newly built homes. These problems can lead to a number of serious issues, including structural damage, mold growth, and uneven floors.

If you are experiencing any of these problems, it is important to have a professional inspect your floors and determine the cause of the issue. Once the cause is identified, the appropriate corrective action can be taken to repair the foundation and prevent further damage.

Soil settling

If you have ever noticed that your floors are not level, it is likely because of soil settling. Soil settling happens when the soils beneath your foundation shift and settle. This can happen for a number of reasons, including changes in the moisture content of the soil, changes in the temperature of the soil, or even changes in the amount of weight that is on the soil.

Soil settling can cause all sorts of problems, including cracks in your foundation, uneven floors, and even doors and windows that don't close properly

Water damage

Water damage can cause your floors to become uneven. This is because the water can cause wood to swell, warp, and cup. If you have water damage, you should have a professional inspect your floors and make any necessary repairs. Water leaks or drainage issues under your slab can also cause your ground to heave, lifting the foundation up with it.

Tree root growth

As trees grow, their roots spread underground, looking for water and nutrients. This can cause problems for buildings, sidewalks, and other structures that are built on or near these roots. As the roots grow and expand, they can push up against these structures and cause them to crack or shift. In some cases, tree roots can even grow under a structure and cause it to collapse.

While tree root growth is a natural process, it can cause severe damage to man-made structures. If you have a tree on your property that is causing uneven floors or cracks in your foundation, you may want to consider having the tree removed.

What to do with uneven floors

There are a few different ways that you can go about fixing uneven floors. In most cases, you will need to level the floor first and then install new flooring to cover the area. 

If you have a small area that is uneven, you may be able to fix it by sanding down the high spots and then filling in the low holes with putty. You can then install new flooring over the area.

How to Deal with Uneven Floors

Uneven floors are a common problem in many homes. In most cases, the problem is due to an out-of-level foundation. However, if the problem is severe, you may need to replace the entire floor. If you're not sure what to do, give us a call at 210-879-8521 if you have any questions, or book a free inspection online HERE.

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