When you see a gap between an interior wall and the floor or ceiling, it means your home is trying to tell you something. These ugly gaps aren’t just an eyesore; they are likely also symptoms of a much more serious problem a floor or two below.
Floor and ceiling gaps are often caused by a home’s foundation settling into poorly compacted, moisture-softened or shrunken soils below the structure. As a part of the foundation cracks and sinks, it tries to pull the rest of the house with it, causing stress on the connections at the tops and bottoms of the interior walls. Depending on which is stronger, this can cause gaps to form at the floor or ceiling.
The first thing to do when you see a floor or ceiling gap is to call a foundation repair specialist who can determine the cause. This is because it is important to remember that foundation problems don’t get better with time, and they’ll never be less expensive to fix than they are today.
Diagnosing and Fixing the Problem
Foundation Recovery Systems offers a variety of solutions to permanently repair cracked, sinking foundations to prevent floor and ceiling gaps, including:
Our System Design Specialists are trained to expertly diagnose foundation problems. They use highly specialized equipment that allows them to develop a solution tailored to your home’s unique needs. By the time the inspection is over, you’ll know exactly what caused the problem, exactly what it will take to fix it permanently and exactly how much it will cost to do so.
Once a solution has been customized for your home, we pick a date for the job. At that time, a highly trained production crew will install the solution, leaving your home fixed and protected for future generations — restoring its value, improving your family’s quality of life and giving you lasting peace of mind.