Pier & Beam foundations are not as common of a fixture as they were a couple of years back. These days most homes are built with a cement foundation or just about any other type of foundation out there. That does not mean though, that these types of foundations are automatically less effective. The main reason that we wanted you to know that pier and beam foundations are not as common anymore is the fact that there are truly not many professionals that can handle repairs on these types of foundations. At Round Rock Foundation Repair Pros though, we know a thing or two about pier and beam foundations!
Crawl Spaces A Great Place To Look
If you are not quite sure, what type of foundation you may have in your home you may want to look for your deed or other types of documents that you have on your home. All of the details on how the home was built should be found on the documents that you got when you bought the home. If you happen to have a crawl space or basement you are more likely to have this type of foundation. If you are starting to see that the floors around your crawl space are sinking you probably have quite an issue on your hands!
Basic Pier & Beam Concepts
These types of foundations work under a very simple concept. Basically, they are made up of a network of support pillars which are the piers that hold up the beam system on top of them. Obviously, we can’t just come in and remove the piers and play Jenga with your home. So, what we actually do is a attach a temporary support system that is literally going to hold up your home while we get to work.
Repair or Replace
We can’t really pick one or the other here. Most of the times, to be honest, we will replace some parts and we may repair others. We may add support to existing areas to make sure that the home is going to hold up correctly. So, we won’t be like, “Well, we would need to replace this, but you just hired a repair service”, that may sound dumb, but we have heard a lot of stories from people that you may think just couldn’t be true. The bottom line is that we will come in and we will do, all that is necessary to be able to fix any type of house leveling problem that you may be facing.
Pier & Beam Repair Cost
Some of the main questions that we get are, “Is my insurance company going to cover it?”, or “How much would this or that cost?”, we try to provide affordable services all across the board. If you have home insurance you need to make sure that you get a chance to read all of the fine print! So, that you won’t have any surprises from your insurance company! Call or contact us to get a free estimate.