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Floor Gaps

Are you spotting gaps between your walls and floors? This is a glaring red flag pointing to foundation concerns that shouldn’t be overlooked. These visual defects can escalate into significant structural complications if not addressed quickly.  

Foundation Systems of Michigan brings more than 15 years of foundation repair experience in diagnosing and treating issues like floor gaps. Let us help you restore your home’s structural integrity. 

What Are Floor Gaps? 

Spaces between your walls and floors—commonly known as floor gaps—appear when the flooring detaches from the baseboard or walls. Initially small, these gaps may widen gradually due to the deteriorating condition of the underlying foundation. 

Ignoring these floor gaps is risky; they signify compromised structural integrity in your home. Other symptoms often accompanying floor and wall gaps include: 

At Foundation Systems of Michigan, we offer cutting-edge methods to permanently remedy your floor gaps. 

What Causes Floor and Wall Gaps? 

Various factors contribute to the disconnect between floors and walls in your home: 

Foundation Shifting 

Typically, floor and wall gaps arise from uneven foundation support. Irregularities in the soil beneath your home can result in parts of your foundation settling or sinking unevenly, causing noticeable gaps. 

Weakening Floor Joists 

If your house includes a crawl space and the floor joists are showing signs of wear (due to excessive span or moisture-induced decay like wood rot), your floors may sag, widening the existing gaps. 

Soil Fluctuation 

Soil types like clay can expand or contract with varying moisture levels. Expanding soils can lift your foundation, while contracting soils create voids leading to sinking—both contribute to floor and wall gaps. 

Can You Fix Floor Gaps? 

Certainly, floor gaps can be fixed, but the long-term success of the repair relies on addressing the root issue. A quick, surface-level fix might hide the problem temporarily, but it won’t resolve the deeper structural issues that caused the gaps in the first place.  

How to Fix Floor Gaps 

At Foundation Systems of Michigan, our foundation specialists will conduct a comprehensive inspection to pinpoint the source of your gaps. Depending on the diagnosis, we will develop a personalized treatment plan utilizing advanced techniques such as: 

  • Foundation Piers: Installing foundation piers, either helical, push, or slab, stabilizes any movement and can potentially elevate your sinking foundation closing the gap. 
  • Crawl Space Supports: We install adjustable support posts to reinforce sagging floor joists, offering a lasting solution. 

With more than 15 years in the field, our team has seen and repaired it all. This extensive knowledge ensures that your floor gaps become a thing of the past. 

Why Address Floor and Wall Gaps Now? 

Ignoring gaps is not advised for these reasons: 

  • Prevent Escalation – Unattended gaps can grow, leading to more serious foundation repairs. 
  • Cost-Efficiency – Minor issues can grow into major, more expensive ones. Additionally, the longer floor gaps continue, the more secondary issues will occur, requiring more money for repairs.  
  • Avoid Additional Problems – Gaps can allow moisture and pests into your foundation, resulting in mold, decay, and infestations. 
  • Comfort and Savings – Gaps disrupt temperature control and result in elevated energy expenses.  
  • Maintain Property Worth – Neglected foundation issues will inevitably depress your home’s market value. 

Fix floor gaps before they cause additional problems by scheduling an inspection with Foundation Systems of Michigan for a long-lasting fix. 

Choose Foundation Systems of Michigan for Floor Gap Repair 

When you notice alarming gaps between your floors and walls, don’t delay. Foundation Systems of Michigan has dependable, engineered solutions to correct floor and wall gaps by fortifying your foundation. 

Contact us today for a free inspection and to explore flexible financing options. Our specialists will thoroughly evaluate your home, recommend effective solutions, and guide you through payment plans tailored to your budget.  

Protect your largest asset and secure your peace of mind with Foundation Systems of Michigan. 


Minor gaps typically require 1-2 days for repair once a strategy is in place. More extensive foundation issues may need 1-2 weeks for comprehensive repair. 

No, home remedies like caulk are only cosmetic fixes that fail to address the root issues. Only professional foundation repairs offer a lasting solution.

Homeowner’s insurance typically does not cover foundation settlement, but it’s best to consult your policy or speak with your insurance agent for specifics.

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