Pier and Beam Repair
Pier and beam foundations are the common alternative to a concrete slabbing foundation. There are two primary types of these foundations; ones which have a concrete perimeter beam and those which do not. Buildings with a pier and beam foundation offers a securer base than a concrete slab foundation. Another feature of pier and beam foundation is that there will be crawlspace below your basement – or ground – floor, which can offer easy access to inspect the foundations and to assess whether any damage has occurred. Decisions on whether to use a pier and beam foundation are usually based on pre-build soil reports.
Replacing or Repairing Wooden Beams
How Do You Know You Have Problems?
What things can make you suspect you have foundation problems? If you notice any of the following, you should call us for a free foundation inspection estimate:
- Sealing materials on windows is separating or cracking.
- External wall cracks in brick or masonry work.
- Flooring appears uneven.
- Doors – exterior or interior – are sticking and hard to open.
- Drywall cracks are appearing.
If any of these have appeared, then it is time to call in the professionals. The longer a problem is left untreated, the costlier the final repair can be.