Floor and Wall Gaps
If you’ve noticed gaps between your interior walls and the floor or ceiling, you may have a serious structural issue going on with your foundation. Typically these gaps are a result of your home’s foundation settling into the poorly compacted, moisture-rich, or dried-out soils below. As your foundation unevenly sinks and/or cracks, it pulls the rest of the house’s structure with it, causing additional stress at the top and bottom of your interior walls. Whichever interior wall attachment is weaker — at the floor or at the ceiling — is where a gap will occur.