Pier and Beam Foundation Repair

Pier and Beam FoundationThere are two base types of pier and beam foundations. Those with a concrete grade beam around the perimeter and those without. Please click here for terms regarding this type of foundation repair.

With a Concrete Perimeter Beam
If a home has a concrete grade beam, the perimeter can be lifted using pressed pilings (steel or concrete).

Adjusting Interior Floor Levels
The floors of a pier & beam house sit on beams (typically 6 in X 6 in). The beams are supported by “piers”. These “piers” are typically either poured concrete piers, Bois d’Arc stumps, or pre-made concrete blocks.

The floor levels can be adjusted by raising the beam off its support and adding or removing steel shims. Sometimes supports (piers) need to be added or changed out if they have failed.

Wood Replacement
On a pier and beam foundation, it is often necessary to replace wood in the crawl space located under the floor. The wood may be cracked or damaged due to moisture and/or insects.

Ventilation Improvement
In a pier and beam foundation, adequate ventilation in the crawl space is required to minimize rotten wood and mold or fungus growth. Vents and/or mechanical ventilation systems can be added to reduce moisture build up and stabilize humidity levels in the crawl space.

Pier & Beam Understructure Shimming and Wood Replacement comes with a One Year Transferable Warranty in the area the work was done. (Within a ¼ inch over a 5-foot horizontal span)

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