Sloping floors are an indication of foundation settlement. Foundation settlement is a foundation issue that should be addressed before it becomes a serious problem.
Sometimes sloping floors can be very noticeable when the corner of a room sags due to foundation issues. Sometimes it is less noticeable. It may seem like a simple thing, but catching sloping floors early can save you money down the road.
There are different ways that a floor can slope or slag and each characteristic can provide a clue as to what is going on.
The door and window frames are connected to the floor, so it makes sense that a sunken floor can affect windows and doors. They will move with the floor, leading to cracks in the drywall, sticking doors and windows, and gaps around door jams or window trim.
One thing can lead to another when it comes to sloping floors. Your property must be thoroughly inspected so that every possible cause and damage is repaired. It won’t do any good to make your floor level without addressing the cause. Eventually, the floor will be uneven again, maybe even causing more damage or problems.
If you are experiencing sloping floors in your home, contact Floors & Foundations to schedule an inspection to determine the cause.