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Bouncy Floors

Bouncy floors are a warning sign of structural damage. Learn the causes and solutions from the Groundworks’ experts.

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Bouncy and uneven floors in a home

Bouncy floors are a warning sign that your floor joists and supports are failing. Your home’s foundation could even be at risk.

Bouncy and uneven floors in the home which could be structural issues

The underlying issue lies in your crawl space. Excess moisture causes wooden structures to absorb water, destroying floor joists. Foundational shifts also put undue stress on your home’s support systems.

Address the problem through a professional crawl space repair service to solve the problem permanently. The Alberta-based team experts at Groundworks are ready to serve you. Our industry-leading crawl space solutions resolve bouncy floors permanently and ensure your family’s safety.

Do you have bouncy or uneven floorings?
Book your appointment today.

What Are Bouncy Floors?

Bouncy floors are characterized by noticeable flexing, bouncing, or sagging on floors when you walk on them. This is a common issue in homes with crawl spaces and indicates a problem with the floor joists.

Other signs of bouncy floors include:

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  • Furniture movement
  • Tripping hazards
  • Creaking or groaning noises
  • Uneven floors surfaces 
  • Drywall cracks
  • Sticking windows and doors

Why Your Home Has Bouncy Floors

Various factors lead to bouncy floors, including:

  • Joists that are too long or spaced too far apart
  • Insufficient support structures like poorly installed posts and beams
  • Weakened wooden joists due to moisture, wood rot, pest damage, and wear and tear
  • Overloaded joists from heavy furniture or appliances
  • Strained support systems due to foundational shifts

Can You Restore Bouncy Floors?

While bouncy floors are fixable, DIY repairs won’t address the root problem. It’s also unsafe to enter your crawl space, especially if mold spores and radon gas are present.

We recommend a more comprehensive solution. Groundworks inspects your crawl space and identifies the reason behind your bouncy floors. Our patented crawl space jacks then restore these surfaces to their original condition, safeguarding your foundation. 


How to Fix Bouncy Floors

We follow these detailed steps when repairing bouncy floors in your home:

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  • First, we inspect your crawl space to identify the primary cause of the problem.
  • Next, our experts strengthen the weakened floor joists with our SettleStop™ IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks, customizing them to fit the specific height of your crawl space.
  • Finally, after stabilizing and realigning your floors, we’ll suggest further solutions, such as crawl space vapor barriers or sump pumps, to prevent the problem from returning.

Our exclusive IntelliJack™ system has impressive load-bearing capacity, supporting over 24,000 lbs. per jack. Unlike store-bought products, it tackles both the symptoms and causes of your bouncy floors, resulting in safer and more stable surfaces.

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Why Address Bouncy Floors Now

Fixing bouncy floors as soon as you can is crucial to:

  • Stop tripping risks
  • Prevent more severe and costly structural damage
  • Enjoy a safer and quieter living environment
  • Preserve and even enhance your home’s property value

Contact Groundworks for Crawl Space Repair Solutions

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Bouncy floors are a sign of structural damage, and neglecting this problem can lead to expensive repairs. Groundworks serves residents in Alberta and all throughout Canada to ensure a safer living environment for our neighbors.

Our IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Jacks reinforce damaged floor joists, stabilize your floors, and prevent further long-term structural damage.

Contact us to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation crawl space inspection and estimate.

Bouncy Floors FAQs

Prices vary depending on the extent of the damage, the size of your crawl space, and other factors. We offer flexible financing options to help you spread the cost of repairs.

Ignoring bouncy floors further damages your foundation, risking your family’s health. The longer you leave this problem, the more expensive it will be to fix. Immediately contact a professional like Groundworks when you notice the signs of bouncy floors, such as furniture movement and creaking noises.

We’ll give you a time estimate during our free inspection. However, we could repair your floors in as little as a day.

Do you see any of these signs? Book an appointment now!

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Southern Alberta trusts Groundworks for reliable crawl space, basement waterproofing and foundation repair services. Contact us for a free inspection!  

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