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Why Do My Floors Feel Bouncy?

Bouncy floors are not just an odd sensation — they signal potential crawl space damage. Discover effective solutions from Dry Pro Foundation and Crawl Space Specialists.

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Have you ever walked across a room in your home and felt the floor seem a bit…springy? While it might add a fun bounce to your step, it’s important to understand that bouncy floors can be taken as an alarm bell, alerting you to issues within your home’s crawl space. 

What are Bouncy Floors?

Simply put, bouncy floors feel exactly as the term suggests — they bounce or give a bit under your weight as you walk on them. They often feel unstable or less firm compared to normal floors and may even make creaking or cracking noises when you stand on particular spots. 

Why are Bouncy Floors a Problem?

Despite their seemingly harmless, even amusing, nature, bouncy floors are a symptom of underlying structural issues in a home. The problem often lies in the crawl space beneath your house, manifesting as weakened or sagging supports. Left untreated, these issues can escalate, leading to costly repairs and a potentially unsafe living environment. 

What Should I be Looking for in My Home?

Indications of a problem can extend beyond the bounce you feel underfoot. Look for other signs such as sagging or uneven floors, a visible gap between the floor and baseboards, doors and windows that stick or are difficult to open and close, and any unusual noises like creaking or cracking sounds when you walk. 

What Causes Bouncy Floors in My Home?

The most common culprit behind bouncy floors is issues with the crawl space of your house. This can be due to excessive moisture, humidity, or pest infestations, leading to rot, mold, or damage to the wooden structures that support your home. The result of this damage is a loss in the stability of your floors, thus causing them to feel bouncy or springy.

How Can DryPro Foundation and Crawlspace Specialists Fix Bouncy Floors in My Home?

At Dry Pro, our primary solution to the issue of bouncy floors is to use Crawl Space Support Jacks. Engineered for strength and stability, our proprietary jacks can effectively resolve the problem by reinforcing the structure of your floor. 

Additionally, to achieve an ideal crawl space environment, Dry Pro offers a comprehensive crawl space encapsulation services. This process includes: 

  • Installing a Vapor Barrier: This can help manage moisture levels in your crawl space, further solidifying your floor and home’s structure. 
  • Setting up a Dehumidifier: By regulating humidity, a dehumidifier can prevent the formation of damp conditions that may weaken your floor over time. 
  • Implementing a Crawl Space Drain: This device can handle potential water accumulation, keeping your crawl space dry and less prone to structural issues. 
  • Applying Crawl Space Insulation: Proper insulation is key to preventing heat loss, which can lead to dampness and compromise the integrity of your flooring. 
  • Securing Vent Covers: Vent covers can limit the entry of outside air and pests that may cause damage over time. 

Combining the strength and stability of Support Jacks with these additional measures will solve your bouncy floor problem and significantly enhance the overall health and durability of your crawl space. 

Why Should You Trust Dry Pro Foundation and Crawlspace Specialists?

With Dry Pro Foundation and Crawlspace Specialists, you’re entrusting your home to experts with years of experience and a commitment to excellence. We pride ourselves on our customer-centric approach, providing reliable, efficient, and friendly service. 

Don’t let bouncy floors undermine your peace of mind. Contact Dry Pro Foundation and Crawlspace Specialists today to schedule your free inspection. You and your family deserve a firm and secure living space; we’re here to ensure we’re here to make sure you have just that.

FAQs: Bouncy Floors

Signs of crawl space problems may include: 

  • Musty odors in your home 
  • Increased humidity levels 
  • Visible mold or mildew growth 
  • Standing water or dampness in the crawl space 
  • Sagging or bouncy floors 
  • Pest infestations 
  • Increased energy bills 
  • Allergies or respiratory issues 

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to contact DryPro to have your crawl space inspected by our professionals.

It is recommended to inspect your crawl space at least once a year. Regular inspections can help identify any issues early on and prevent further damage. However, if you notice any signs of problems, such as those mentioned above, it is advisable to have your crawl space inspected as soon as possible.

Trust Dry Pro Foundation & Crawlspace Specialists to provide you with unrivaled service and expertise, backed by the renowned reliability of the Groundworks family of companies. Contact us today to address your bouncy floor concerns and restore the stability and safety of your home. 

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