Tech tips many folks who love and preserve an older rv have found a painful reality in their treasure.
Swhat can cause a soft spot in a floor.
Water damage this is another very popular cause of soft spots in the floor this damage is caused by the humidity of an inside leak under the floor.
If you re finding soft spots in your bathroom floor check your sink bathtub and toilet to see if any water leaks are occurring.
You re walking across your hardwood floor and you feel it sink under your feet in one spot.
For quick repairs of soft spots in your laminate floor use an air inflation needle or a syringe used to blow up sports balls on a can of spray foam.
Moisture stains on the floor may indicate that there has been a leak or moisture issues.
If you can get underneath the floor and find the soft spots say from the basement or crawlspace you ll likely see that there is a gap between the flooring and the joist.
This condition allows the floor to give slightly when you step.
Soft spots in their flooring.
The soft spot was probably caused by a dip in the concrete subfloor which the installer failed to fix before the wood floor installation.
Mobile home floor problems soft spots are less common in newer homes that have plywood or osb oriented strand board subfloors.
Check the base boards and lower portions of the wall for stains as well.
Usually this happens because the joist settle or bend over time and the flooring becomes loose or detached in spots.
Plumbing or roof leaks that go undetected or not repaired in a timely fashion can cause deterioration of the structural strength resulting in sponginess.
You can sometimes ignore it for a while but it can get downright dangerous.
Closer examination finds the wood of one floor board or a group of them is starting to rot and soften.
It has to come out or that rot will spread to the rest of the floor.
Typically the biggest culprits in a mobile home when it comes to water leakage are bathroom appliances other household appliances and windows the worst of those being bathroom appliances.
They occur when the subfloor gets wet causing the sub floor material to begin failing.
They are a big problem in homes with particle board floors.
A spongy feel underfoot might indicate that the subfloor is not securely attached to the floor joists.