Although pier and beam foundations can be easier to repair than slab foundations, it is still often difficult for property owners to take on the job as a DIY project. Heavy equipment and technical knowledge is needed to ensure that the proper steps are taken to repair damage and introduce additional support as necessary to help manage the stress placed on your foundation. With years of hands on experience, the foundation repair specialists at Galveston Foundation Repair know exactly how to address pier and beam foundation problems. Our pier and beam repair services include preventative maintenance as well as shoring, strengthening, and correction.
Causes of Pier and Beam Foundation Problems
One of the most common sources of pier and beam foundation problems is moisture or water damage. This is especially problematic in areas where the ground has a high clay content that easily traps moisture. Soil will contract and expand due to water content, and this can place excess stress on foundations, as well as produce uneven floor sections and other issues. Improper drainage may be part of the problem. Correcting drainage ensures that water flows away from the base of the building. Finally, the problem can occasionally be traced all the way back to initial construction. Poor construction or choice of materials is also often responsible for pier and beam foundation problems.
Shoring and Strengthening
Problems caused by the above factors can be resolved in one of several ways. The best foundation repair method is the one that suits the unique problem. Depending on the cause of your pier and beam foundation problem (drainage, soil, construction), and the state of your foundation, we may suggest shoring, strengthening, or another option for correcting your foundation problem.
Professional Pier & Beam Repairs
The quality of workmanship matters when it comes to foundation repairs. The last thing you want is to spend money on a temporary fix for your foundation problem. While this may save you money initially and correct the issue for the time being, it will undoubtedly fail in the long run. This means further damage that may be even more serious. At Galveston Foundation Repair, we adhere to the industry's best practices. This means not only correcting the problem our customers point out, but also assessing the foundation in its entirety to determine whether additional support is needed to bear the weight of the building and reduce stress on the existing foundation. We also try to determine the root of the problem, and make recommendations to prevent future problems.
Galveston Foundation Repair Specialists
When it comes to the best top affordable foundation repairs for residential and commercial foundations, Galveston Foundation Repair is the clear choice. Our reputation is backed by our foundation repair reviews from countless satisfied customers, as well as our success over the years.