Like our bodies, every part and component of our homes plays an important part in keeping us safe and our house structurally sound. Sometimes, when one part fails or gets damaged, it can easily affect other components and start a domino effect on your home’s durability.

For example, when your home’s foundation gets damaged, it affects a lot more than you think— from your walls and floors, to even your doors & windows, crawl spaces, and even your roofing! 

But in this blog post, we’ll only focus on your flooring. After all, it’s a part of our homes that we always use and rely on to keep us standing. 



Your foundation is the structure that supports your home and it directly affects your flooring. So if your foundation is not constructed properly or is not taken care of, it can result in uneven, sagging, or even sinking floors.

Here are some of the factors that may have caused your flooring problem: 


Foundation Settling 

The usual prime suspect of uneven floors is a foundation settling problem. When this happens, it produces cracks all over your home and causes uneven floors because of the uneven weight distribution. 

Over time, especially if you live in an old house, it’s natural for your foundation to settle and to notice floor problems. However, there are also other factors that may have affected your foundation damage. 

If you notice cracks in your drywall or when your floor starts to creak, it’s important to call an expert right away. 


Cracking concrete 

Not everyone’s floors are the same. If you have a cement or concrete floor, they don’t rot as wood does. However, due to soil movement and other possible factors, they break and crack. As a result, your floors might tend to heave upward and crack. 


Weak wooden beams & joists

If your home has a wooden beam support structure, it’s susceptible to wood rot, termites, moisture, and bending when your foundation shifts. 

This is a big problem for homes with crawl spaces and basements since they usually have wooden beams supporting their foundation. If you notice your floors are starting to sag or sink, you can check your crawl space or basement and look for signs of damage. 

Taking care of your foundation is incredibly important because it can have significant effects on other parts of your home and can compromise your safety.

So if you start to notice problems with your floors, calling in reliable foundation experts can help you pinpoint the cause, help you with repairs, and give you advice on how to maintain your home going forward. 

That’s what we aim to do at SSR. And because we care about your home & your safety, we’re offering you a FREE HOME ESTIMATE. Just call 980-250-2711 or click here.