Pier & Beam Foundation Repair
For Solid Pier & Beam Foundation Repair Solutions Connect with FSS
A pier and beam foundation is one that is fairly popular in our area. They are made up of piers placed deep in the soil and beams laid out across the piers that support the structure above. Typically there is a crawl space underneath the structure and footings to support the foundation.
Pier and beam foundations are popular in our area as an alternative to concrete slab foundations as they provide more stability from shifting soils. However, they too can have structural issues that need to be addressed in order to prevent the foundation from destabilizing a home or business. A pier and beam foundation could be jeopardized by:
Years of stress on the piers can cause the structure to fail. Over time, the pressure of the weight can cause damage as the use of piers and beams can limit the footing area of a foundation.
If moisture has seeped into the pier and beam foundation for a time, any wooden piers and beams can start to rot and deteriorate, or the soil can start to shift if not enough drainage is available.
Insects, like termites or carpenter ants, can do structural damage to wooden piers and beams that can compromise their integrity.
If you start to notice things like cracks forming along the walls of your crawl space or the building has a sunken appearance, make sure to address the problem soon. Though foundation problems can take years to form, the quicker the problem is addressed the less extensive the repair will be.
Pier & Beam Solutions From FSS
The professional team at Foundation Support Specialists has years of experience working with pier and beam foundations in the San Antonio and Austin, TX areas. To correct issues with this type of foundation, we typically use sonotubes and shoring methods.
Sonotubes are hollow concrete forms, almost like columns, that are installed around the foundation. After installation, concrete is poured to fill the columns to ensure their position and stability.
Shoring is a process by which timber piers are installed to the existing pier and beam structure to help increase how much weight the foundation can handle.
Crawl Space Support Jacks are used to help brace any damaged or sinking beams in the crawl space as a result of rotted wood caused by dampness.
Our Expertise Makes All The Difference
Not only do our technicians have years of experience working with pier and beam foundations, they are highly trained and qualified to perform precise work on your business or home’s foundation. We use the highest quality products to ensure the most durable and effective solutions go into the ground in order to save your structure. And we don’t stop at just fixing a foundation. If you suspect any issues with your pier & beam foundation repair, connect with us and we will be there to check things out immediately.