Sagging floors can not only be an eyesore, but an
indication that more problematic issues are present.
There are many different types of sagging floors which
can be permanent, bouncing or flexible, squeaking
(although not always a structural issue), and various
other problems. At our engineering firm, we have
the expertise to examine the cause of floor problems.
In the past, we have worked with a variety of specialty
contractors who, by our engineering recommendations,
have performed many floor leveling procedures in
Charlotte, Gastonia, Shelby, Lincolnton, and other
surrounding counties in North Carolina and South
Carolina. Please feel free to contact us.
The causes of sagging floors, like many other issues,
are usually not obvious. In many cases, there are
several contributing factors. That is why it is
important to correct the cause of the problem and not
only fix the obvious problems. That is why we
suggest contacting a structural engineer to inspection
your current issues.
Reasons your floors are sagging
for many reasons, however, a few common causes are
listed below for reference. Please remember, most
times several issues can contribute and their may be
How to Fix your Sagging Floor
floors can be fixed a number of ways depending on what
is causing the issue. If flooring members are
decayed or rotten, the members must be carefully removed
and replaced per the NC Building Code.
If the floor joist are
over-loaded, then a structural repair must be designed
in order to share the load from the existing member.
Proper construction methods must be incorporated to
assure that the required load is removed from the
existing member. Other methods, shown to the
right, include adding structural house screw jacks that
will level the floor by actively lifting the joists into
Slabs on grade are more
difficult to level and require more invasive methods.