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Floor Gaps

Have you noticed gaps between your walls and floors? These red flags should ring alarm bells for potential foundation problems that mustn’t be ignored. Left untreated, these minor blemishes could evolve into severe structural problems. 

Innovative Basement Authority has nearly two decades of foundation repair experience in identifying and resolving issues like floor gaps. Let us assist you in reinforcing your home’s structural stability. 

What Are Floor Gaps? 

Floor gaps occur when the flooring separates from baseboards or walls. These gaps can start small but often widen due to a sinking foundation. 

Ignoring such gaps is a gamble; they indicate that your home’s structural framework is under stress. Additional warning signs that often accompany floor gaps include: 

Innovative Basement Authority offers state-of-the-art solutions to permanently correct your floor gaps. Our solutions provide ultimate peace of mind. 

What Causes Floor and Wall Gaps? 

Various elements can create a separation between your walls and floors: 

Foundation Imbalance 

Typically, floor gaps emerge due to failing foundation support. Variabilities in the ground under your home could cause some foundation segments to settle unevenly, leading to visible gaps. 

Deteriorating Floor Joists 

When you have a crawl space and your floor joists exhibit signs of degradation (over spanned joists or wood rot), sagging floors and widening gaps can be the result. 

Ground Moisture Variation 

Soil composition can also affect the stability of your foundation. For instance, clay soils can swell or shrink based on moisture content, causing your foundation to rise or sink and subsequently resulting in gaps. 

Can You Fix Floor Gaps? 

Yes, fixing floor gaps is not only possible but  highly recommended. To ensure the longevity of the repairs, it’s important to address what’s causing the issue in the first place.  

While quick, surface-level solutions may mask the appearance of the gaps temporarily, they won’t resolve the underlying structural issues that led to the formation of the gaps. Therefore, a comprehensive approach that addresses the root cause is essential for a permanent fix.  

How to Fix Floor Gaps 

At Innovative Basement Authority, our foundation experts will do a complete inspection to identify the underlying reasons for your floor gaps. Depending on the findings, we will create a tailored repair plan using cutting-edge products such as: 

  • Foundation Piers: We use different types of piers to stabilize your foundation and, if possible, lift it to close the gaps. Your inspector will determine if push, helical, or slab piers are best for your home. 
  • Crawl Space Reinforcements: Our adjustable support posts jacks stabilize weakened floor joists, providing a permanent fix. 

With our extensive expertise, you can be assured that floor gaps will no longer trouble you and you can get back to the life you enjoy. 

Why Address Floor and Wall Gaps Now? 

Ignoring these issues is not advisable for several reasons: 

  • Prevent Progression: Failing to address gaps can result in larger, more expensive foundation issues down the line. 
  • Cost Efficacy: The more you delay, the more secondary issues like moisture and pest entry will arise, raising your repair bills. 
  • Comfort and Efficiency: Unattended gaps can make temperature control difficult, increasing your energy bills. 
  • Preserve Property Value: Ignoring foundation concerns will inevitably impact your home’s market worth adversely. 

Tackle floor gaps by arranging an inspection with Innovative Basement Authority for a reliable and permanent solution. 

Choose Innovative Basement Authority for Floor Gap Repair 

Don’t wait! It’s best to act as soon as you see unsettling gaps between your walls and floors. Innovative Basement Authority offers permanent, engineered solutions to strengthen your foundation and put an end to floor gaps. 

Contact us today for a no-obligation free inspection and to discuss customized financing plans. Our skilled inspectors will provide a thorough inspection, recommend effective solutions, and help you choose a budget-friendly payment option. 

Safeguard your most significant investment and achieve peace of mind with Innovative Basement Authority. 

Floor Gaps FAQs

Temporarily, yes, but without addressing the underlying foundation issue, the problem will likely recur.  

Gaps between the wall and floor can compromise the structural integrity of a building and may allow pests and moisture to enter, causing further damage.  

Yes, gaps can be indicative of foundation issues, but they are not the only possible cause. Always consult with a foundation expert to determine the root cause. 

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