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Floor Gaps

Have you noticed gaps forming between your floors and walls? This is a red flag warning of foundation problems that require immediate attention. Ignoring these early signs could lead to severe structural issues down the line. 

With nearly 50 years of expertise in the field of foundation repair, Bakers Waterproofing is well-equipped to diagnose and repair issues like floor gaps.  

Let us help you reinforce your home’s structural health. 

What Are Floor Gaps? 

These gaps, often referred to as floor gaps, occur when your flooring starts to separate from the wall or baseboard. Initially minor, these gaps can increase in size due to ongoing damage to the foundation below. 

Ignoring these gaps is a risky move; they signal your home’s structural stability is compromised. 

 Additional symptoms may include: 

At Bakers Waterproofing, we utilize state-of-the-art solutions to permanently repair your floor gaps. 

What Causes Floor and Wall Gaps? 

Several factors can cause floors and walls to separate, including: 

Foundation Instability 

Floor gaps often occur from inconsistent support below your home’s foundation. Soil variations can lead to an uneven settling of the foundation, resulting in visible gaps. 

Damaged Floor Supports 

If your home features a crawl space, and the floor joists exhibit signs of weakening (due to over spanning or moisture-related decay like rot), the result could be sagging floors and increasing gaps. 

Soil Changes 

Certain soil conditions, especially clay, can swell or shrink depending on moisture levels. Such fluctuations can either lift or lower your foundation, contributing to gaps. 

Can You Fix Floor Gaps? 

Absolutely, floor gaps are repairable! However, achieving a lasting solution requires addressing the root cause. Temporary fixes may conceal the issue but will not tackle the underlying structural problem. 

How to Fix Floor Gaps 

At Bakers Waterproofing, our expert inspectors carry out an exhaustive inspection to identify the cause of your floor gaps. Based on the findings, we create a custom repair plan, incorporating proven solutions like: 

  • Foundation Piers: These can be helical, push, or slab piers and serve to stabilize and possibly lift a sinking foundation, possibly closing the gaps. 
  • Crawl Space Support: We install adjustable posts to bolster weakened floor joists, delivering a durable solution. 

With decades of experience, our specialists ensure your floor gaps are thoroughly addressed. 

Why Address Floor and Wall Gaps Now? 

Overlooking gaps can have serious consequences, such as: 

  • Worsening Damage – Untreated gaps can grow bigger, leading to critical foundation damage. 
  • Financial Strain – Smaller problems can escalate into bigger, costlier issues. Plus, ongoing gaps can cause secondary issues requiring additional expenses. 
  • Additional Risks – Open gaps may permit moisture and pests to infiltrate your foundation, triggering mold, decay, and infestations. 
  • Energy Costs – Gaps can disrupt your home’s thermal efficiency, resulting in higher energy bills. 
  • Property Value – Ignoring foundation issues will eventually depreciate your home’s market value. 

Prevent the escalation of issues by arranging an inspection with Bakers Waterproofing for a durable solution. 

Choose Bakers Waterproofing for Floor Gap Repair 

Should you encounter troubling gaps between your floors and walls, don’t ignore the problem. Bakers Waterproofing offers reliable, engineered approaches to reinforce your foundation and fix these gaps. 

Contact us now for a free inspection and learn about our flexible financing plans. Our experts will meticulously assess your home, suggest efficient solutions, and help you navigate tailored payment options. 

Protect your most significant investment and attain peace of mind with Bakers Waterproofing. 

FAQs

Small gaps usually need 1-2 days of repair once the action plan is finalized. For more extensive foundation issues, 1-2 weeks may be required. 

No, DIY solutions such as caulk offer only a superficial fix and won’t address the core problem. For a lasting resolution, professional foundation repair is essential. 

Typically, homeowner’s insurance does not include foundation issues, but we encourage you to review your policy or consult your insurance agent for detailed information. 

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