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Pier and Beam Repair

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Your home’s foundation is one of the most important parts of the property. Without a solid, working foundation, your home, the possessions within, and even you and your family are at risk of damage, loss, and injury respectively. If you notice any issues with your pier and beam foundation, you should contact a foundation repair expert immediately. Find out what issues you may be facing and how to identify them below.

What is a pier and beam foundation? 

There are two widely used foundation types. The first is a slab-on-grade foundation. This is where a concrete form is placed directly on soil and acts as the base for any structure built on top. The second is a pier and beam foundation. A pier and beam foundation is ideal for soil that is prone to shifting. Clay-heavy soil is the most common kind of shifting soil. Pier and beam foundations are dug into the ground until the pier makes a connection with rock or solid soil. This kind of foundation is commonly found in regions such as Dallas.

What issues can your pier and beam foundation encounter? 

While pier and beam foundations are incredibly sturdy and should support your home for years, they are not impervious to damage or wear. You may encounter several issues with your pier and beam foundation – let’s cover a few of them. First, your piers may fully or partially collapse. This can be caused by leaning, cracking, or sinking. Next, your beams may start to shift. This can be caused by excessively shifting soil. Finally, and to conclude on the most common issues you may encounter, your beams may begin to rot or decay. If you notice any of these issues, you should contact us immediately.

How do you identify these issues? 

While pier and beam foundations are completely different to slab on grade foundations, any issues that you may encounter with them will present themselves in very similar ways. Cracked walls, stuck doors, or window frames, sagging or uneven floors, warped skirting, or your home appearing uneven. The only sign unique to pier and beam foundations is a damp crawlspace. This may not be a sign of an existing issue, but one that will soon require resolution. If you believe that you may have issues with your foundations, but are unsure as to whether these

Why hire Rosenberg Foundation Repair Experts? 

At Rosenberg Foundation Repair Experts, we work hard to ensure that we upskill each of our contractors so that they are the best that they can be in their specific designation. We believe that there is no such thing as being the best – only doing your best. It is for this reason that we strive to provide not only our best work but also the best work that our clients have ever seen so that we are renowned as the business that provides the best quality of work that they can, every time. If this sounds like the kind of mindset that you want to engage with, give us a call using the number at the top of this page.

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