Although not as common now, it is still not uncommon to find some homes with pier and beam foundations. Pier and beam foundations, or the similar block and base foundations, differ from the more common concrete slab in a number of ways, providing a home with a number of different advantages, as well as drawbacks. These drawbacks become more evident when this type of foundation begins to experience problems. This isn’t a cause for panic though, we know how to deal with pier and beam foundations too. So you can be sure if your home is built on a pier and beam foundation that we are the foundation repair contractor for you.
Prior to concrete slab technology coming into vogue, many homes were built on a pier and beam foundation, a series of elevated piers. Although this type of foundation is not as commonplace nowadays, some home still have this type of foundation. This type of foundation is prone to a range of unique forms of damage. This is why we provide a special a range of repairs and services for pier and beam foundations. So, whatever type of foundation your home has, you know that we’ve got you covered.
Like with most wooden structures, it’s possible for moisture to work its way into your piers and beams. Excessive moisture can lead to quite a serious problem however, that being mold and or mildew beginning to grow. Mold can quickly spread, and cause a range of issues, including being problematic for the health of your family in some cases. Replacing the affected piers or beams can be the best way to ensure it doesn’t spread and require further, more expensive, attention and repairs. Be sure not to let this problem truly take hold, you’ll regret it later.
One of the more common problems you might begin to notice if your home has a pier and beam foundation is uneven floors. This is because as your home begins to sink and settle into the soil, the various piers can sink at different or uneven rates. However, for our foundation repair experts, this is a relatively easy fix. We can have a range of solutions for this problem, including house levelling, so you don’t have to deal with uneven floors in your home. We can help to make your home level again, like it should be.