What’s Up With My Sagging Floor?

Here is a great article from the Old House Journal concerning repairing your old floors. Enjoy!

Getting to the Bottom of Sagging Floors

Understanding the common structural shortcomings that cause floors to dip and what to do about them.

By Steve Jordan, Old House Journal Online

One of the most common complaints of old-house owners is sagging floors. In my own house, for example, every floor pitches toward the center stairwell. Although generally only an annoyance, sagging floors can be an indication of worsening problems. Here’s a quick review of the most common problems and a few of the typical remedies.

Investigate the Problem

Typically, floors settle near the center of the house because the perimeter walls are constructed over a sound, deep foundation and settle very little. Major support beams within this perimeter, though, are often supported by makeshift posts.

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