Cracks in the Corner of the Wall
As you can see here, the wall is beginning to crack. Drywall cracks throughout the house are a good indicator of settlement and may be more obvious in the uppermost levels of your home. Cracks tend to follow drywall seams.
Separation of Walls and Ceiling
Seeing the wall and ceiling pull away from each other shows that foundation settlement has occured. The constant cycle of wet and dry periods means that settlement in a home is never over. The only way to know settlement is 'done' is to fix the problem.
A Moisture Filled Crawl Space
When wood is exposed to moisture and humidity, it begins to rot, get moldy, and become weak. The weakened girders and floor joists are unable to continue supporting the weight above, and the floor above the crawl space becomes bouncy, soft, and may begin to sag like this one did.
Unsealed Crawl Space
Because crawl spaces are often unsealed from the earth, excess moisture and humidity in this problem. This homeowner even had mushrooms and other fungi calling this crawl space their home. Yuck!
Stabilizing Your Sagging Floor
SmartJacks are steeled support systems used to stabilize and level the girders and floor joists in a crawl space. It can hold 60,000 pounds, making it the ideal system to stabilize your sagging floor and any walls sitting on top of that floor.
A Stable Home
This solution provides the best opportunity to lift the above floors and walls back to their original position. Your problem will be solved once and for all.