Gaps Where the Wall and Floor Meet

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Gaps between the bottom of a wall and the floor, or the top of the wall and the ceiling are a noted foundation problem often caused by uneven settlement of the house. These are common in (but not limited to) homes with truss roofs.

These gaps happen more frequently to walls in the middle areas of a home, and not so much to external, or perimeter, walls. If you notice one of these gaps, take a few minutes to walk around the walls on the inside part of your home and look for other gaps. Remember to look both high on the walls next to the ceiling and low on the walls next to the floor.

Are You Noticing Gaps Between Wall and Ceiling?

These gaps indicate that the support columns supporting that part of the floor/wall have settled at a different rate than the rest of the house.

Sloping or sagging floors are another common symptom of settling support columns. Take note of sloping floors near the wall with the cracks between the floor and ceiling, and also around other areas of the house.

Homes that experience uneven settlement commonly have problems such as improper drainage of surface water. This can be from clogged gutters, damaged downspouts, or waterproofing problems in the basement or crawl space. But there are many other common causes behind uneven settlement, including poor soil conditions and soil erosion.

The most important takeaway is that foundation problems do not fix themselves, and they rarely stay steady. Most often, these kinds of problems get worse over time and can lead to damage to your foundation and home. It is important to get a thorough inspection from an experienced foundation repair contractor who can determine the right solution and return stability to your home. 

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Whenever you discover gaps where the wall meets your ceiling or floor, ‘58 Foundations & Waterproofing is ready with the foundation repair solutions to make these problems go away! Contact us today to schedule for a free inspection and to receive a detailed estimate!

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