Is Your Crawl Space Causing Floor and Wall Gaps

Have you been seeing gaps between your walls and floors? These gaps in your structure could be an indication of foundation issues in your crawl space. Our foundation and crawl space repair contractors will analyze the reason for the gaps and provide you with various solutions.

It's essential to comprehend what is causing your wall and floor gaps. Here are a few reasons.

Floor and Wall Gaps
A wall and floor gap where a technician can fit his entire foot through

What is causing my floor and wall gaps?

Foundation settlement is usually the number one cause behind floor and wall gaping. As your foundation settles, it can pull the floor from the walls and ceiling because there is insufficient support in your crawl space. Foundation settlement is one of the causes behind many home issues and can be caused by:

  • Soil erosion
  • Expansive soil that grows and contracts which can cause foundation settlement
  • Flooding or high humidity inside your crawl space that can cause serious damage

Can sagging floor joists cause floor and wall gaps?

Weak floor joists are another foundation issue that can cause floor and wall gaps. Floor joists start to sag when there is excessive humidity in your crawl space or when the joists are overspanned. If there is excessive moisture, the wooden joists will start to rot and wind up lopsided.

As your floor joists sag, they can drag your floor down and pull it from the wall, bringing about substantial gaps.

How Can I Fix the Floor and Wall Gaps?

There are foundation repair solutions available if your floor and wall gaps are caused by foundation issues. Helical piers can be screwed into the ground underneath your foundation to stop settlement and level out your foundation. Sistering joists enhances sagging floor joists by reinforcing the current joists inside your crawl space. You can also repair or replace the girder underneath your floor.

At CNT Foundations, we take pride in our foundation and crawl space repair solutions. Call 843-405-7022 today for a free assessment. We will analyze your floor and wall gaps and work with you to find the best results.

A large crack inside the foundation of a home spanning from the door jam to the corner of the room