Floor Supports & Structural Repairs in NC & SC
Doors that stick and windows that won't close can make you feel uncomfortable in your own home. These problems are often caused by settling and other issues that crop up over time. In some cases, they can be signs and symptoms of significant problems that threaten the structural integrity of your home.
At Carolina Basement Solutions, our experts can quickly identify the cause of the problem and recommend the best course of action to resolve the issue. We work closely with our clients throughout the process and guarantee that we will deliver superior workmanship and customer service at every stage.
We utilize the latest technologies and up-to-date industry techniques to deliver exceptional quality for our clients in North Carolina and South Carolina. Our systems allow us to perform the minimal level of invasive work on even the most complex repairs. Before we start work, we thoroughly assess the problem and identify the fastest, most efficient method of resolving the damage to your home or business.
Contact Carolina Basement Solutions at (877) 895-3518 to learn more about the floor supports and structural repair services we offer clients in North Carolina and South Carolina. We'll answer your questions and help you determine the best way to ensure your floors are level and that your doors, windows, and other fixtures never stick again.
Common Signs & Symptoms of Settlement
Are you experiencing difficulty opening or closing the doors in your home? Are you noticing cracks within the interior walls of your home? Do you have floors that are uneven, sagging, or sloping? These issues can result from aging and normal settling of your home, but they can also be symptoms and signs of more significant issues.
Cracks in Interior Walls
Cracks and separation within the joints, corners, and seams of the walls and decorative trim can certainly occur and, to some degree, can be expected. The separation and cracking can result from materials such as caulking and drywall joint component drying out. These issues, along with shifting within window and door openings, can also result from the wood framing materials changing shape as they age. However, these issues can also be a result caused by movement within the structure. As movement within the structural components (the foundation, the slab, and/or other supporting members) occurs, it can cause shifting within the wood framing members and, therefore, within the wall covering materials, decorative trim, etc. The interior wall crack in a home caused by structural settlement can vary in shape, size, and location. These cracks can be found within the seams of the wall covering materials and run within a straight path, but they often span diagonally through the actual sheetrock, drywall, or plaster material. The cracks and separation within the interior walls are frequently accompanied by nearby doors that do not properly operate.
As movement within the structure (the foundation, the slab, and/or other supporting members) occurs, it can cause door frames to move into a position that is no longer straight and square. This movement within the door openings often makes it difficult to open and close doors with ease. Shaving off or sanding down the top of the door, adjusting the strike plates, and/or replacing the door are usually just temporary solutions. Instead, address the root cause of the problem, which is often the floor framing that is sagging or the concrete slab that is sinking.
Sagging & Uneven Floors
Houses built in North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina are typically constructed using wood framing materials, many of which are built over crawlspaces. Within a typical crawlspace, block or brick piers support the floor framing above. It is not unusual to find areas throughout many homes where the floors are uneven or have settled. This is especially the case within older homes with sagging floor joists. This can be a result of natural deflection within the unsupported spans of the floor joists located between the piers, a result of heavy concentrated loads along the unsupported spans of the floor joists (such as heavy furniture), inadequate spacing of the masonry piers, undersized floor joists, or rotten/damaged floor joists.
Floor Stabilizer Systems
If you have doors that are difficult to operate, cracks within the interior walls of your home, or areas where the floors have settled, then contact Carolina Basement Solutions. We specialize in installing floor stabilizer systems that provide the necessary support for leveling and stabilizing floor joists and other floor framing members. Each system is constructed of rugged high-strength steel, capable of supporting up to 60,000 pounds. Our durable, high-strength floor stabilizer systems are also adjustable and backed with a warranty.
The system consists of PolyBase™, the new low-profile, high-strength polymer concrete glass fiber reinforced foundation to ensure the best stability and support of sagging floors, and StrongPost™, heavy-duty, galvanized steel column support. When utilized with the precast PolyBase™ polymer concrete base, sinking and sagging floors can be stabilized immediately.