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Bouncy Floors

Ideally, your floors should be solid beneath your feet, but sometimes you might experience an unsettling springiness. 

This shouldn’t be ignored as just an old house quirk or a small problem that will pass. The presence of bouncy floors is a red flag that there are underlying structural concerns that need attention. 

At AFS, we’re dedicated to resolving these issues for homeowners. Our complete crawl space repair solutions address the fundamental causes of sagging floors to halt further deterioration. 

What Are Bouncy Floors? 

Bouncy floors manifest as a noticeable deflection, bounce, or sagging sensation when they’re stepped on. This issue is particularly evident in upper stories that have a crawl space beneath. 

This occurs when the floor joists and supporting structures lack sufficient strength or stability to support the floor’s weight, leading to a slight downward shift when weight is applied. Other indicators of bouncy floors affecting your home include: 

Initially, bouncy floors might seem like a trivial irritation, but they’re often a symptom of more serious structural complications that will progress if not addressed. Reach out to a crawl space repair specialist like AFS at the first sign of trouble. 

Why Your Home Has Bouncy Floors 

Understanding bouncy floors starts with taking a look at the underlying issues. The most common causes behind bouncy floors include: 

  • Water in the Crawl Space: Excess moisture in the crawl space causes wooden structures to absorb water, leading to decay and structural failure which cause bounciness. 
  • Pests Below Your Home: Wood-eating insects such as termites weaken the subfloor structure. 
  • Floor Joist Problems: Spacing issues with floor joists lead to inadequate floor support. 
  • Installation Errors: Inadequate installation may cause bouncy floors later on. 
  • Foundation Damage: Movement or settling of the foundation can lead to floor misalignment, and by extension, a bouncy floor. 
  • Home Age: Natural wear and deterioration over time can contribute to a bouncy feeling in your floors. 

Our AFS experts look for these factors when evaluating bouncy floors, ensuring the crawl space structure is adequately reinforced to support the floor above. 

Can You Fix Bouncy Floors? 

Yes, bouncy floors are fixable. However, it’s best to solve this issue with a professional approach. 

Be sure to avoid quick fixes or makeshift repairs. Store-bought solutions and DIY attempts often fail to address the root of the problem and are risky to install on your own. 

Our professional process includes detailed inspections to pinpoint why your floors are unsound. Following this, we design personalized strategies to not just stabilize but also elevate the floors to their proper position. 

How to Fix Bouncy Floors 

Our complete floor repair follows these steps every time: 

  • Conduct a thorough inspection to identify damage and devise a repair plan. 
  • Precisely measure and fit steel IntelliJack™ supports to suit your crawl space dimensions. 
  • Set a solid concrete footing in the crawl space for base support. 
  • Install the IntelliJack™ supports and attach them securely to floor joists. 
  • Carefully adjust the supports (if needed) to stabilize the floors. 
  • Implement waterproofing measures including drainage systems and sump pumps
  • Seal vents and install new doors if needed. 
  • Insulate the walls of the crawl space. 
  • Encapsulate with a 20-mil vapor barrier
  • Install dehumidification system to continuously control moisture. 
  • Offer ongoing maintenance to guarantee a lasting fix. 

The design and load capacity of our IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks exceed typical industry performance standards, ensuring your home’s structural integrity for the long haul. 

AFS goes beyond superficial repairs, focusing on addressing the foundational issues causing floor sagging, for a robust and enduring solution to your bouncy floors. 

Why Address Bouncy Floors Now 

It’s vital to tackle bouncy floors without delay for several reasons: 

  • Safety: To reduce the risk of trips and falls, ensuring your home remains a secure environment. 
  • Preventive Maintenance: Early action can stop minor issues from becoming extensive, expensive repairs. 
  • Home Enjoyment: Eradicate annoying sounds and unsettling movement for a peaceful home life. 
  • Property Value: A sound foundation can significantly boost your home’s market value. 

AFS’s unique solutions are engineered to surpass conventional options, specifically targeting the challenges associated with bouncy floors to deliver the best results for your home. 

Contact AFS for Dependable Crawl Space Repair Solutions 

Don’t wait as the issues with bouncy floors will only intensify. You can rely on AFS for expert solutions. With our advanced diagnostics, bespoke solutions, and seasoned team, we’ll ensure your floors are secure.  

Get in touch with us to arrange a free inspection and receive a no-obligation estimate, restoring your confidence in your home’s stability. We’re here to assist you every step of the way. 

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