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Austin TX
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Foundation Repair in Austin | San Antonio | San Marcos | Corpus Christi
(512) 243-9991 2021 Guadalupe Street #260, Austin, TX 78705
(210) 590-5150 300 Convent Street, Suite 1330, San Antonio, TX 78205
(512) 571-8873 824 Picasso Drive San Marcos, TX 78666
(361) 349-1201 4000 Surfside Blvd, #306 Corpus Christi, TX 78402
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Pier and Beam Foundation

Pier and Beam Foundation Repair in Austin & San Antonio TX

About Pier and Beam Foundations

Repairing Pier and Beam Foundations

Pier and beam foundations, also called post and beam foundations, are elevated substructures made from piers and beams. The piers provide stability from the ground, while the beams distribute the weight of the house across the piers evenly.

What are the Advantages of Pier and Beam Foundations?

A pier and beam foundation rests on joists, or planks, that run across the floor to help keep support even. The joists are placed on piers made of wood and concrete that rely on the stability of the soil beneath them to provide support for the weight of your house.

Because of their structure, pier and beam foundations provide:

  • Extra StabilityThe clay soil of north Texas has an advantage when coupled with pier and beam foundations. The fine grains that make up clay are pliable when moist and brittle when dry. Piers can move together with moist clay and won’t break dry clay because of their even weight distribution.
  • Crawl SpaceSince the joists that support your house are lifted about 18 inches from the ground, there is room for you or a repairman to move underneath the foundation. Having a crawl space is handy when problems arise with your foundation or plumbing and you need a quick fix.
  • Simple RepairsMost repairs for a pier and beam foundation can be done through the crawlspace below your home. This cuts down on excavation and invasive procedures when it comes time to repair or upgrade an ailing pier or beams that have begun to rot and weaken.
  • Flexible FloorsBecause the floors don’t rest on a rigid concrete slab, your body absorbs less shock as you walk across your floors. The beams give just enough to provide strong support for your home while making your step significantly more comfortable and easier on your joints.

What are the Vulnerabilities of Pier and Beam Foundation?

The open space below your house creates an area where air can flow and moisture can invade. Without a dense, moisture-resistant foundation, your house can suffer from:

  • Mold and mildew
  • Damage to wood
  • Rodents and insects
  • Temperature control problems
  • Sagging and creaking
  • Pooling water

To prevent such problems, have your pier and beam foundation regularly inspected and maintained. If you noticed problems with moisture or weakening joists, call a foundation specialist immediately.

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Done Right Foundation Repair has constructed and repaired thousands of pier and beam foundations. For new pier and beam foundations and repairs, contact the experts at Done Right Foundation Repair today!