How to Diagnose Sloping Floors and Foundation Issues

Posted November 23, 2020, under Blog

Have you noticed sloping floors or uneven flooring throughout your home?

There are several issues that can create unleveled flooring in a home … the most common of them being foundation problems.

Typically, homes that are suffering from sloping floors from foundation issues are older properties that have been constructed with weak foundations or they’re properties that have been built on poorly compacted soil.

Sloping can occur when a home’s foundation has settled at an uneven rate. When a foundation has settled disproportionately, this means the structure has shifted downward, past its original position on the ground, which can trigger the soil to shift or become compacted and cause the house to slope.

Typically, sloping floors indicate larger issues with the home’s wood supports, improperly installed joists, changes in the level of moisture in the soil beneath the property, and other common foundation issues.

“An uneven floor is a big warning sign. It’s not the floor that’s the problem, it’s the foundation problems unseen beneath it that cause the slope. If the foundation is damaged, and if it isn’t noticed early, then the repair is much more costly potentially,” says Julian Construction founder Julian De La Torre. “To prevent that and to ensure the safety of all a building’s occupants, we urge homeowners to get an inspection to see if floor leveling is needed.”

When foundation issues have been diagnosed as the root of a home’s sloping floors, a foundation repair company – like Julian Construction – will determine the best plan of action for repairing any structural issues with the house, whether that involves lifting floor joists, installing additional supports, or replacing the entire foundation to level the home.

If you’ve noticed signs of sloping or uneven floors in your home, it’s wise to get the foundation inspected as soon as possible. Foundation damage will only worsen overtime, which will make the repairs more costly.

At Julian Construction, we’ll conduct a free home inspection for you complete with a quote for repair.

We have extensive experience serving our Los Angeles community and nearby regions. In fact, Julian Construction has inspected over 30,000 structures in the area!

Julian Construction was formed in 1994 and our focus has always been on building foundations, doing foundation repair and replacement, earthquake retrofitting, and house leveling.

When you work with Julian Construction, you get the principles of the company and the workers of Julian Construction under your home.

And in order to keep foundation repair affordable for our customers, we offer a price guarantee — because we know our quote for repair will represent your very best value.

Give us a call at call (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form.

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