How We Can Help
Most pier and beam foundation repairs can be solved using any combination of the following methods, depending on how serious the problem is.
We could recommend strengthening if we discover cracks or your floors have created a noticeable slope. When this is the case, we may install concrete pedestal piers for your pier and beam foundation repair. These are solid concrete columns that are designed to solidify your foundation’s support and maintain level floors.
Our concrete pedestal piers are constructed on-site, allowing us to control uniformity and positioning so that we have each one in its precise location. Once in place, the concrete is allowed to cure and they are then securely in position to do their job for the long haul.
For residential homes in certain instances, we may add beams for the purposes of either replacing old deteriorating lumber, or to aid in weight distribution and stabilization of your building’s foundation. This is because it adds a large surface area to the existing pier and beam foundation, transferring any stress across the new, stable piers.
When allowed to build up in the wrong areas, water can be the cause of many problems. Drainage correction will prevent your home from suffering further cracks and mold growth. Failing to get this solved can allow water to remain underneath of your structure, jeopardizing the pier and beam foundations.
Your drainage problems may also be caused by neglecting the contour or grading of your lawn. If your lawn or garden’s soil bed drains towards the structure, water can build up and cause major problems.
Trained and Experienced Experts
Our team of foundation repair experts have years of experience and have also worked extensively with concrete slab foundation repairs. We can identify the root cause fairly quickly, and we can then act fast to save your home from suffering any further damage.
Our services include house leveling, structural damage repair and much more to address any problems that may arise.
Pier and beam foundations have two types: Some have a concrete grade beam surrounding the perimeter of the structure and some do not. Concrete perimeter beams are able to be raise on steel or concrete pilings.
We can adjust your floors by lifting beams off of their support piers, then installing or adjusting with steel shims. If your beams have failed completely, we may need to add additional support or replace them entirely. Replacement of any improper pier or shim material may be necessary in the crawlspace located under the floor as part of the pier and beam repair. Shim material should consist of solid concrete cap blocks, and steel plate shims.
Finally, we are also experts at improving the ventilation from your pier and beam foundations. This will reduce the amount of rotting wood and moisture building up and control humidity under the structure.
For your peace of mind, our work comes guaranteed.
Site Shoring In rare circumstances, we may recommend site shoring for your pier and beam repairs when it’s clear that the existing foundation cannot take any more stress.
Mobile Home Foundation Repair
Alongside our other pier and beam repair service, we also cater to mobile home foundation repairs across the San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos and Seguin areas. Most of the time, your mobile home will be sitting upon stacked blocks, slabs or runners, requiring proper anchoring so the home remains in place during wind and storms.
If you notice that the floor of your mobile home is becoming uneven and sloping to one side, you really need to call an expert in to check the foundation, because over the long term, this will to lead to many other problems.
One of the signs that you may need expert help is a sloping floor, high spots in the floor, peaks and valleys that allow certain furniture to be a little wobbly. You’ll also notice that your windows and doors may not open or close properly, or may even swing open unassisted. You may even see cracks in the floor, through your vinyl, where the floor has shifted. Also, the windows and doors of your mobile home can start to separate due to lack of stability at the soil level.
While it’s unlikely that you’ll experience all these problems at the same time, if you have a problem with your foundations, it’s highly likely that you’ll have at least one or two of these problems.