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A Look at Pier and Beam Foundation Repair

Last updated 3 years ago

A pier and beam foundation allows for a crawl space beneath your home by incorporating a set of piers that support the platform upon which your home is built. Although pier and beam foundations are more stable and less likely to suffer damage than slab foundations, issues with your foundation can still occur. Pier and beam foundation repair can be completed quickly and easily to alleviate foundation problems in your home.

How Repair Is Performed

Repairing damage to your foundation involves adding height to the affected piers until your home is level once more. This is achieved using concrete pressed pilings or steel pressed pilings installed into the ground and shimmed up to the correct height to provide additional support for your home. Additionally, the wood comprising your foundation’s upper structure may be rotted, damaged, or worn. Problematic wood is replaced to prevent further damage or structural failure of your repaired foundation.

Adjustment of Interior Floors

If your home’s floors are unevenly slanted, pier and beam foundation repair can correct this issue. Steel shims are added to the concrete piers upon which your home sits to raise sections of the floor that have become lower over time. If a pier itself has failed, it may require replacement with a new concrete or steel pier before the floor is shimmed up to the proper height.

Improvement of Crawl Space Ventilation

Ventilation of the crawl space beneath your home prevents moisture, mold, and fungus from accumulating. Damage to your foundation can prevent proper ventilation and lead to further structural trouble for your home. During foundation repair, ventilation can be added as necessary using vents or a mechanical ventilation system to ensure proper airflow is maintained beneath your home.

Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. specializes in the repair of pier and beam and slab foundations in Dallas and Fort Worth. If you have questions or concerns about the state of your home’s foundation, call us at (972) 484-1200 to schedule a free evaluation. Click on our website for a full list of our services.  

 

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