Many homes in Texas that were built before 1960, were done so using pier and beam foundations. These foundations allow a crawlspace beneath the home which carries with it many benefits. As these foundations get older, many of them start to fail. Dura-Tech Texas LLC has a team of foundation specialists that have the training and expertise needed to solve your pier and beam foundations issues. No one wants to hear that they have foundation problems. The thought that your home isn’t as structurally sound as it used to be is more than unsettling, but you can count on our team of experts to deliver quality foundation services that will leave your home perfectly sound in the end.
What is a Pier & Beam Foundation Design?
When people refer to pier and beam foundations, they are referring to a foundation that is built using treated wood that sits on top of piers or blocks of concrete. One of the biggest benefits of this type of foundation is that when it is done correctly, homeowners have a crawlspace that makes it easier to make repairs to the house.
Pier & Beam Foundation Repair Methods
When solving pier and beam foundation problems, it isn’t done in one simple step. Getting your pier and beam foundation structurally sound again is a process. Here is what you can expect:
Preparing the Site: All shrubs and plants need to be moved out of the way so that the foundation experts have the right access to the foundation. Once this is complete, tarps are laid down to protect the landscaping and surrounding lawn from the process.
Stabilizing: Hydraulic jacks are then used to steadily move the and raise the floor levels to their natural position. This is done carefully to avoid putting extra strain on the rest of the structure.
Shimming Process: Once the lifting is complete, the team of Dura-Tech Texas LLC foundation specialists will remove the old, shimming and replace it with metal and permanent fillers. For areas of the floor that require more reinforcement, beams are added where needed to offer that support. Interior supports, pads and blocks may need to be added to give the interior floor the added stability it needs.
Pier Completion: Now that the foundation is lifted to its natural position, the hydraulic jacks are removed and replaced by concrete cylinders or steel piers to permanently support the home. All the debris from the project will be removed and the excavated area is finally filled in.
Pier & Beam Foundation Repair Services in Crosby, Cypress, Friendswood & Greater Houston, Texas
When you call on the professionals at Dura-Tech Texas LLC to handle your pier and beam foundation repair, you can count on your home being completely sound and secure when we complete the job. We are very methodical and deliberate throughout the process to ensure our customer’s home is left safer and more sound than ever before. Our priority is our customer’s complete satisfaction every time you choose us. Call us today!