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Why do my floors feel bouncy?

Bouncy floors are not just a strange feeling — they are an indicator of crawl space damage. Discover effective solutions from Foundation Support Specialists.

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You’re walking across your living room when suddenly you feel a slight bounce underfoot. It’s subtle, but it’s there – the unmistakable feel of a bouncy floor. Your first reaction might be to dismiss it as a quirk of your aging home, but bouncy floors can be much more than that. They can signal a deeper issue lurking in your home’s crawl space.

What are Bouncy Floors?

Bouncy floors are exactly what they sound like, areas in your home where the floor gives a little as you walk over it. While it may seem like a minor annoyance or even an amusing feature to some, it can be an indication of structural issues within your home, particularly in relation to your crawl space.

Why Bouncy Floors are a Problem

Bouncy floors are more than just an inconvenience — they are a sign of potentially serious structural problems in your home. This can include sagging floor joists, weakened support beams, or moisture damage. Left unattended, these problems can worsen, leading to costly repairs and potential safety hazards. Your home is your sanctuary, and these issues should never be taken lightly.

What Should I be Looking for in My Home?

In addition to the characteristic bounce as you walk, you might notice other signs like creaking noises, visible sagging, or an increase in humidity. Cracks in your drywall or doors and windows sticking can also indicate underlying issues.

What Causes Bouncy Floors in My Home?

Bouncy floors can be caused by a variety of issues, but a common culprit is a problem with the crawl space beneath your home. The moisture and humidity that often permeate crawl spaces can deteriorate the wooden structures that support your floor, leading to a loss of stability and characteristic bounce.

How Can Foundation Support Specialists Fix Bouncy Floors in My Home?

  • Installation of additional supports
  • Joist replacement
  • Crawl space support post installation
  • Crawl space waterproofing with drainage and a sump pump

By combining the strength and stability of IntelliJacks with these additional measures, you’ll not only solve your bouncy floor problem but also significantly enhance the overall health and durability of your crawl space.

Why Should You Trust Foundation Support Specialists?

At Foundation Support Specialists, we understand the stress that home issues can cause. With years of experience serving homes throughout Texas, we have the expertise, skills, and dedicated service you need to make your home safe and secure once again. We believe in treating every home as if it were our own, with care and respect.

Don’t let bouncy floors bounce your peace of mind away. Reach out to Foundation Support Specialists today to schedule your free inspection, and let us help you reclaim the security and comfort of your home. We’re ready to help you make your living space the sanctuary you deserve.

FAQs: Bouncy Floors

While some minor repairs could be done yourself, having a professional assess the situation is best to ensure the underlying cause is properly addressed.

The cost can vary depending on the extent of the damage and the required solution. We provide free estimates to help you understand the potential costs.

Don’t let bouncy floors compromise the safety and comfort of your home. Reach out to Foundation Support Specialists today to arrange a professional inspection and repair of your bouncy floors. Trust in our commitment to provide you with the highest quality service, supported by years of industry expertise and a reputation for trustworthiness.

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