A basement floor that is not level can be a great inconvenience, as well as an indication of potentially severe and threatening issues with your overall foundation and structure. Usually, an un-level floor is visible by multiple indicators such as:
- Significant cracks in the slab floor
- A pronounced crack creating an elevation difference on either side of the crack
- A noticeable settlement between the foundation wall and the floor
- A gradual or steady incline from one side of the basement to the other
An uneven concrete floor can be a headache. They tend to occur in homes of all ages and also tend to get ignored. But, ignoring your basement floor can cost you down the road. When your basement slab floor is not level it's most likely not caused by the floor itself, but the soils beneath it. If you notice that your floors are uneven contact us right away! We can come to examine the floor and determine the severity of the problem.
Do I Need to Fix This?
Your unlevel concrete floor could be an indication of other serious foundation and structural issues. The floor may or may not need to be fixed for various reasons. At a minimum, it is wise to have the floor, as well as the foundation, assessed by a trained professional. When your floor is fixed it will not only be visibly more appealing, but safer and stronger in the long run.
Our solution to the settled and unlevel concrete floor will be customized and fitted to your situation and your needs. Depending on the severity of your damage, we will either repair or replace the floor entirely. Repairing the unlevel basement floor can be carried out mechanically by using the Grip-Tite Slab Pier System, or through the process of injecting material underneath the slab, typically referred to as mudjacking or polyjacking. Replacement consists of removing the existing basement floor, addressing the soil and settlement beneath the slab and footer if necessary, and repouring the slab. If you're ready to get started on your concrete slab project, give us a call today for a free quote!