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Bouncy Floors

Have you ever noticed a springiness or bounce underfoot when walking across your floor? What may seem like a minor inconvenience is a sign of underlying structural issues that require attention. 

Bouncy floors are caused by various factors, including over-spanned, improperly installed, or damaged joists and insufficient support. If your home has bouncy floors, have them inspected by a qualified professional to identify the root cause of the problem. 

At BQ Basements & Concrete, we offer comprehensive crawl space repair solutions that fix bouncy floors. Our experienced professionals will thoroughly inspect your crawl space and develop a customized repair plan to address the underlying problem and prevent recurring damage. 

What Are Bouncy Floors? 

Bouncy floors are characterized by noticeable flexing or sagging when you walk over them. If you sense a spongy feel or observe movement when stepping on your floors, it’s a clear indication of bouncy floors. This issue is typically most pronounced in upper levels of homes with a crawl space beneath. 

The bouncing occurs when the floor joists and underlying supports lack the necessary strength and stability to support the weight of the flooring above. Consequently, the floor structure undergoes a slight downward shift under the applied weight. 

Additional signs of bouncy floors include: 

Bouncy floors signal potentially significant structural problems that will deteriorate over time without proper repair. It’s crucial to contact a crawl space repair expert like BQ Basements & Concrete as soon as you observe these issues. 

Why Your Home Has Bouncy Floors 

To fully understand the problem of bouncy floors, it is essential to explore the root causes. These often include: 

  • Over Spanned Joists: If crawl space joists supporting the floor are spaced too widely or are longer than they should be for their depth, they may become over spanned. This incorrect spacing leads to excessive flexing or bouncing of the joists. 
  • Insufficient Support: A lack of proper support systems beneath your floor, such as poorly installed or shifted posts or beams, fails to provide necessary stability, resulting in bouncy floors. 
  • Weakened Joists: Over time, wooden floor joists can weaken due to various factors, including prolonged exposure to excessive moisture, wood rot, damage from pests, or general wear and tear. 
  • Heavy Loads: Placing too much weight on your floors, such as furniture or appliances, leads to joist weight overload. 
  • Foundation Wear and Tear: Shifting or settling foundations place excessive strain on the supports. 

To fix bouncy floors, our experts thoroughly examine the underlying crawl space structure and make repairs and add supports to stabilize the flooring above. 

Can You Fix Bouncy Floors? 

Yes, bouncy floors can be fixed. 

Addressing the root cause of bouncy floors is essential, rather than opting for quick fixes. DIY crawl space repair and store-bought products may not address the root cause of the damage, and they can be challenging and risky to install. 

Resolving this issue involves identifying and rectifying the underlying causes. Taking a comprehensive approach is crucial for a lasting solution. This is where BQ Basements & Concrete and our specialized solutions come into play. 

Our team conducts thorough inspections to ascertain the reasons behind your bouncy floors. From there, we devise customized solutions to stabilize and potentially elevate the floors. 

How to Fix Bouncy Floors 

Effectively remedying sagging floors necessitates the following comprehensive steps: 

Professional Crawl Space Evaluation 

Our experts begin by performing a thorough crawl space inspection to identify the root causes of floor sagging. 

Identify Causes and Devise Solutions 

Examining the assessment findings, our inspectors skillfully identify the primary sources of the damage. This precise diagnosis empowers us to ascertain the most appropriate and effective solutions. 

Reinforce Floors with SettleStop™ IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks 

A pivotal part of our approach involves utilizing our exclusive IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks. These sturdy support posts are purpose-built to offer significant reinforcement to sagging floor joists. 

Customization to Crawl Space Height 

Since every crawl space is distinct, our team tailors the IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks to meet the precise height specifications of your unique crawl space. 

Height Adjustment  

BQ experts adjust the IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks to the precise height required, providing support and the potential to raise and restore your floors to their original level. 

Our exclusive IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks are engineered to deliver exceptional performance, boasting an impressive load capacity exceeding 24,000 lbs. per support jack. This capacity surpasses industry standards, ensuring the lasting structural integrity of your home. 

Unlike basic post jacks found at local home stores, BQ Basements & Concrete goes beyond surface-level fixes. We focus on addressing the root causes of floor sagging, rather than merely masking the visible symptoms. Our comprehensive approach ensures that your home’s foundation is not just temporarily stabilized but fortified for the long run. Opt for the superior solution for your sagging floors—choose BQ Basements & Concrete. 

Why Address Bouncy Floors Now 

Addressing bouncy floors is essential for several reasons: 

  • Safety: Significantly bouncy floors heighten the risk of tripping and injury. A home with a solid structural foundation ensures safety for you and your family. 
  • Prevent Further Damage: Early intervention prevents minor issues from escalating into significant, costly repairs. 
  • Enhance Livability: Experience enhanced comfort and convenience by eliminating disruptive noises and movements. 
  • Preserve Home Value: A durable, well-maintained foundation enhances property value. 

BQ Basements & Concrete’s exclusive solutions surpass standard products. Our exclusive products target the issues associated with bouncy floors, ensuring the optimal outcome for your home. 

Contact BQ Basements & Concrete for Reliable Crawl Space Repair Solutions 

Don’t wait to tackle the issue of bouncy floors, as delaying may lead to further complications. Trust BQ Basements & Concrete for the crawl space solutions you need. 

Equipped with advanced diagnostics, custom-engineered solutions, and a team of experienced professionals, we are prepared to stabilize your floors. Contact us today for a free inspection and no-obligation repair estimate.  

FAQs

The duration of bouncy floor projects varies based on the extent of the damage, but our experts work efficiently to minimize disruption and complete the job promptly. We will furnish you with a detailed timeline during a complimentary inspection appointment.

The overall expense for resolving bouncy floors depends on the severity of the damage, the size of the area, and the chosen crawl space repair solution.  

At BQ Basements & Concrete, we recognize the significance of transparent pricing. That’s why we provide a complimentary inspection, a repair estimate with no obligations, and various financing options

While certain minor home repairs can be tackled with a DIY approach, dealing with structural issues demands professional expertise to guarantee enduring results. Your crawl space might pose potential risks, but experts equipped with the appropriate experience, protective equipment, and solutions will implement the most effective and durable repairs for your home. Contact BQ Basements & Concrete for a complimentary inspection.

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