San Antonio Geology & Your Pier & Beam Foundation

January 12, 2022

A major metropolitan area in Texas, the 7th most populated city in the United States, San Antonio is home to about 1.5 million residents. This post is intended to highlight the varying types of geology across San Antonio and the foundation challenges property owners must face, particularly owners with the classic pier and beam foundation build. Read on to learn more.

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How Do I Know If My Texas Property Has a Good Foundation?

January 5, 2022

Extreme weather, water damage, general wear and tear – there are many elements that can influence the condition of your residential or commercial foundation. The ability to recognize signs of foundation damage can make all the difference in the well-being of the structure. If you catch the damage early enough, you may be saving yourself a headache and otherwise invasive repair needs.

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What Is the Best Foundation Repair Method for My San Antonio Home?

December 31, 2021

In the center of South Texas, citizens of San Antonio reside in a unique place geologically speaking. The city and its surrounding areas are comprised of four different land resource regions. Those are Blackland Prairie, Post Oak/Claypan Area, Northern Rio Grande Plain, and Edwards Plateau – all of which contain varying soil types that can impact a property’s foundation in one way or another.

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5 Reasons to Evaluate Your Pier & Beam Foundation

December 31, 2021

Pier and beam foundations are rare to find in new buildings unless they’re built to better withstand flooding or for other structural purposes. At Perma-Pier, we provide foundation repair services throughout the state of Texas. We’ve put this post together to help you understand the importance of having your pier and beam foundation evaluated.

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Renovating Your Property? These 3 Additions Could Impact Your Foundation

November 29, 2021

Big-time property changes have a way of invading every aspect of your life, especially if they’re DIY. You’ll likely need to check your city and association regulations to ensure the changes are to code. And if your renovation involves digging, you’ll need to call public utilities to avoid damaging power or water systems.

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The Pros & Cons of Pier & Beam Foundations

November 29, 2021

Prior to the 1960s, homes were built suspended in the air. In fact, back before slab technology was refined, most homes were elevated by pier and beam structures. Today, pier and beam foundations (sometimes called post and beam) aren’t as popular, due to the affordable concrete slab option. But you can still find pier and beam foundations used in certain parts of the country, especially in areas that receive a lot of rain or are prone to flooding.

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When Is the Best Time of Year to Repair Your Texas Foundation?

October 27, 2021

The massive size of Texas includes environmental variations quite unlike other states in the lower 48. Subsequently, there are many things that impact your property’s foundation and the time of year is just one of them.

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