What Leads to the Need for Pier and Beam Foundation Repair?

September 27, 2013 Melanie Chaney

If you live in a home built before the 1950s, chances are it is built on a pier and beam foundation. This was one of the most popular types of foundations during that era and is still found in some of San Antonio’s historic homes and cottage districts. Perhaps one of the reasons for the shift to slab foundations has to do with the problems that arise and lead to the need for pier and beam foundation repair.

If you live in a pier and beam foundation home, you may have noticed cracks in the drywall, doors and windows that stick, gaps and spaces between walls and ceilings or floors, or floors that slant or squeak. These issues can be attributed to several problems inherent with pier and beam foundations, such as:

· Poor soil conditions

· Poor quality construction (particularly with the addition of a second story or add-on)

· Damage to the piers themselves from moisture or termites.

All of these factors can lead to the need for pier and beam foundation repair, which can easily be accomplished via SmartJacks. This cost effective solution transfers the weight of the structure from unstable to stable ground with minimal disruption to the surrounding area. It can be performed in small or tight spaces and can often restore the structure’s foundation to its original state. What’s more, this type of repair can be performed year-around and is suitable for both large commercial structures and small residential repairs.

To see if your home needs pier and beam foundation repair, let one of our foundation specialists assess the damage and give you a free quote. Call us at 1-210-534-4110 or contact us here.

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