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Bouncy Floors

A sturdy floor is crucial to the integrity of your home, but if you notice a slight bounce or springiness, it could be a sign of underlying structural concerns. 

At Indiana Foundation Service, we provide reliable crawl space repair solutions that effectively address bouncy floors and prevent potential future damage. 

What Are Bouncy Floors? 

Bouncy floors are characterized by noticeable flexing, bouncing, or sagging when walked on. If your floors feel spongy or move up and down when you step on them, you likely have bouncy floors. This issue is often most prominent on the upper levels of homes with a crawl space beneath them. 

Floors become bouncy when the floor joists and underlying supports are not sufficiently strong or stable to bear the weight of the flooring above. Consequently, the floor structure shifts downward slightly under the weight applied. 

Other signs of bouncy floors include: 

  • Rattling furniture 
  • Tripping hazards 
  • Creaking noises 
  • Sagging areas of the floor 
  • Drywall cracks on walls and ceilings 
  • Sticking doors and windows 

Bouncy floors may be a slight annoyance, but they indicate serious structural problems that will worsen without repair. Contact a crawl space repair professional like Indiana Foundation Service when you notice these issues. 

Why Your Home Has Bouncy Floors 

To understand bouncy floors, we need to explore the root causes: 

  • Overspanned Joists: Joists too far apart or excessively long for their depth cause flexing or bouncing. 
  • Inadequate Support: Poorly installed or shifted posts or beams fail to provide necessary support. 
  • Weakened Joists: Factors like excessive moisture, wood rot, pest damage, or normal wear and tear weaken wooden floor joists over time. 
  • Heavy Loads: Excessive weight from furniture or appliances can overload the joists. 
  • Foundation Damage: Shifting or settling foundations strain supports. 

In most cases, bouncy floors require repairs and added supports in the crawl space structure. Our professionals inspect for these causes when evaluating bouncy floors. 

Can You Fix Bouncy Floors? 

Bouncy floors can be fixed by addressing the issue comprehensively. Temporary solutions like DIY repairs and big-box store products do not address the source of the problem and can be difficult and hazardous to install. 

Correcting this issue requires identifying and addressing the underlying causes. We recommend a whole-home approach for a lasting fix. Indiana Foundation Service offers in-depth inspections to determine the reason for the bouncing floors. Our team then develops custom solutions to stabilize and potentially lift the floors. 

How to Fix Bouncy Floors 

To effectively fix sagging floors, we follow these steps: 

  • Thorough crawl space evaluation: Our professionals carefully assess the crawl space to identify the underlying issues causing floor sagging. 
  • Identify causes and solutions: Based on the evaluation results, we pinpoint the root causes of the damage and determine the most suitable solutions. 
  • Reinforce floors with IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks: We use our proprietary IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks to provide vital support to sagging floor joists. 
  • Customization to crawl space height: Each crawl space is unique, so we customize the IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks to fit the specific height requirements. 
  • Adjustment to proper height: Our experts precisely adjust the IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks to the height needed to support and potentially raise the floors back to their original level. 

Our exclusive IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks have an impressive load capacity of over 24,000 lbs. per support jack, ensuring the long-term structural integrity of your home. 

Unlike basic post jacks from local home stores, Indiana Foundation Service goes beyond surface-level fixes. We address the root causes of floor sagging, providing a holistic solution that fortifies your home’s foundation for the long term. Choose Indiana Foundation Service for superior sagging floor repair. 

Why Address Bouncy Floors Now 

Addressing bouncy floors is crucial for these reasons: 

  • Safety: Secure floors reduce tripping and injury risks, ensuring a safe home. 
  • Prevent Damage: Early intervention prevents minor issues from becoming costly repairs. 
  • Enhance Comfort: Improve comfort and convenience by eliminating disruptive noises and movements. 
  • Preserve Value: A stable foundation maintains and enhances your property’s value. 

Indiana Foundation Service offers proprietary solutions that outperform standard products. Our specially designed products effectively address bouncy floors, providing you with the best outcome for your home. 

Contact Indiana Foundation Service for Reliable Crawl Space Repair Solutions 

Act now to address bothersome and worrisome bouncing floors, as these issues will worsen over time. Trust Indiana Foundation Service to provide the solutions you need. 

We offer advanced diagnostics, custom-engineered solutions, and experienced professionals to stabilize your floors. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection, receive a no-obligation repair estimate, and regain peace of mind. Rest assured, we will be with you every step of the way. 

FAQs

While some minor home repairs may be DIY-friendly, addressing structural problems requires professional expertise to ensure lasting results. Your crawl space may be a hazardous area, but professionals with the right experience, protective gear, and solutions will install the best, lasting repairs for your home. Contact Indiana Foundation Service for a free inspection and estimate.

The total cost of repairing your crawl space depends on the extent of the damage, the dimensions of the installation area, and the solution you choose. Our team at Indiana Foundation Service understands the importance of transparent pricing. That’s why we offer a free inspection, a no-obligation repair estimate, and various financing options

The project duration varies depending on the extent of the damage, but our experts work efficiently to minimize disruption and complete the job promptly. We’ll provide you with a detailed timeline during a free inspection appointment.

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