Pier and Beam Foundation Repair
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What is a Pier and Beam Foundation?
Pier and beam foundations are constructed of treated lumber and elevated atop piers or blocks. Beams run parallel to the length of the house. Perpendicular to these wooden beams are joists, and on top of the joists sits the subfloor which supports the flooring of the home.
This wooden “understructure” is elevated and supported by a concrete grade beam around the perimeter of the house, drilled concrete piers, sono-tubes, pad & blocks, or some combination of these 4 systems. A properly constructed pier and beam foundation will have a crawl space under the home.
How Does Pier and Beam Foundation Repair Work?
There are various methods of foundation repair for pier and beam foundations. Our #dirtnerds measure elevation differences throughout your home to determine where the problem areas are.
Once they take the measurements, our team will carefully and thoroughly evaluate your home’s landscaping, drainage, and soil under the property to help determine a plan of repair and maintenance suited to your needs and budget.
#ShiftHappens, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution for foundation repair. Here are some of the most common foundation repair types for pier and beam foundations:
- Landscape and drainage solutions
- Piers (type of pier depends on the soil and budget)
- Retaining walls
Replacing wooden beams
Another method for pier and beam foundation repair is to replace the wooden beam. This consists of either pouring concrete into sonotubes where the wooden beam used to be or pad and block supports for the wood beams.Get An Evaluation
How Foundation Repair is Done
Evaluations done at no cost to you.
Plan of Repair
Tailored plans based on your timeline and budget.
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#dirtnerd team executes the repair plan.
Learn proper care for your property
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Perma Pier Foundation Repair has been serving the Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio areas since 1992. We have transferable lifetime warranties designed to give you, the homeowners of Texas, peace of mind.Warranty Options
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"The inspection determined that the foundation would have no need of repair! I appreciate their honesty and plan to give them my business should I ever need foundation repair in the future."
"Perma-Pier did an outstanding job with our foundation repair about 10 years ago. They came back to do an adjustment when we sold the house last year. The adjustment cost nothing and they were really easy to work with. Highly recommend."
"I've had a great experience with Perma Pier. I felt confident in what I needed to do with my foundation. They were focused and took care in the work they were doing."
"They repaired the foundation and then walked me through the finished product, what to expect next and what was done. My wood floors looked like nothing had happened as did my yard! Thank you so much!"
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes foundation problems in Texas?
The major causes of foundation issues are landscaping, irrigation, drainage, weather, and plumbing. Everything from the roots of your trees to the way your drainage and irrigation are set up will be a huge factor on the health of your foundation.
For how long do I have to move out for foundation repair?
Foundation repair is less intrusive than it seems. In most cases, foundation can be repaired through tunnels dug around the perimeter of the property. Our team will come out, tunnel outside of your property, go under it to fix the foundation, then close the tunnel back up. You won't even remember we were there.
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