Many charming older homes come with pier and beam foundations – and a range of foundation repair needs. Until the early 1950s, the pier and beam foundation was the most common type of foundation built. These foundations tend to be robust and long-lasting, but not everlasting, and foundation cracks can eventually occur.
A pier and beam foundation (sometimes called post and beam) is an elevated structure with a crawl space beneath. The crawl space allows for natural ventilation and helps keep the ground beneath dry. Because the home is elevated off the ground, a house with pier and beam foundation may demonstrate a range of issues including sagging, squeaky floors, cracks in walls and around door and window frames, and so on. In most cases, the cause is water, and there are a number of solutions that can be implemented to repair the foundation.
The following are the most common problems with pier and beam foundations that need repair:
What’s important is to ask all contractors if they have extensive experience working with this type of foundation, as the methods used for slab are completely different. Much craftsmanship and pride goes into preserving these older structures for the best and longest lasting results.
To understand the issues causing your pier and beam foundation problems, please fill out our online form. We’ll design a solution that works. Please call 601.899.9147 today.
There are a few obvious signs that should tell you it’s time to repair your pier and beam foundation:
At Absolute Foundation Solutions, we determine the root of the problem and ensure the right solution is implemented quickly and efficiently.
To help us understand your pier and beam foundation repair needs, please fill out our online form. We’ll help you determine the cause of your foundation problems and design a solution that works. Please call 601.899.9147 today.