Signs Your Home Has Sloping Floors or Sinking Piers
These are the top signs indicating a house has sloping floors or sinking piers:
Spotting Cracked Walls
If the piers or supports under your floor are sinking unevenly, it can make your walls crack. This is because the sinking piers put more pressure on the walls, which causes them to lose integrity. You’ll see these cracks on your plasterboard walls at home.
Objects Begin to Roll
If you put a ball or a toy with wheels on the ground and it starts to move by itself, it might mean your floor isn’t flat. This could be because the piers under your floor are sinking. If things always roll in one direction, this could mean one side of your floor is lower than the other.
Furniture Begins to Wobble
If your furniture starts to wobble, cupboard doors shake, the sofa doesn’t sit flat, it might be because your floor isn’t level. This could be because the piers under your floor are sinking, which can easily lead to major problems if left unaddressed.
Cracks in the Ceilings
If the supports under your floor are not level, it can cause cracks in your ceilings. It can even make the decorative trim around your ceilings (known as cornices) fall down. If this happens, you need to do something about your sinking floor piers immediately.