The Pros and Cons of Pier and Beam Foundations

Prior to the 1960’s, homes used to sit 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 so popular, but are still the norm in certain parts of the country, especially in areas that…

Shifting and Settling – What You Need to Know About Your Foundation

There are many misconceptions when it comes to foundations: why they fail, what can be done to repair them, and how much it costs. Some of these have come into existence purely out of misinformation, others out of horror stories and exaggerated experiences of atypical foundation issues. Here are the top five foundation misconceptions: What…

Commercial Property Maintenance Checklist

It may be an old saying, but it holds true: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to the health of your commercial property, the savings from regular inspection and maintenance can climb into the tens of thousands of dollars. While there are many things a property manager can…

How to Keep Tenants Happy During a Foundation Repair

While the fact that you’ve decided to reinvest in your property by repairing the foundation should be viewed as a positive, your tenants may view it as a major inconvenience. And while no one likes to live or work around an invasive repair like a property’s foundation, a proactive property manager can minimize the disruption…

6 Warning Signs of Foundation Problems in a Commercial Building

It’s easy to think that your foundation just “sits there” – impervious to the world around it – but that isn’t the case. Any number of forces are at work 24/7 on your commercial property’s foundation, and the signs of a problem aren’t always plain to see. There are, however, six tell-tale signs of foundation…

How to Mitigate Commercial Property Disasters

There is no such thing as a disaster-proof property. Nor is there a perfect, all-encompassing disaster plan. for Texas. Our unique location puts us in the path of tornados, hurricanes, floods, and even earthquakes of late. Still, a vigilant property manager can mitigate the impact of these unforeseen disasters with some careful preparation. Here are…

7 Commercial Property Maintenance Tips

Commercial properties of every type and size have one thing common: The need for regular maintenance. If you don’t take the time to perform routine checks of your property, something that’s a minor problem now could turn into a full-blown emergency later. Here are some tips for what to include in your property’s routine maintenance,…

Main Types of Home Foundations: Pros & Cons

One of the most important aspects of building a new house is selecting the type of foundation for your it. The two primary types of home foundations are pier-and-beam structures and slab-on-grade structures. Before the middle of the 20th century, most homes were constructed using a pier-and-beam structure. However, today many homes have a slab…

Extreme Cold and Your Home

Lessons from Winter Storm Bella Last year, weather forecasters spent most of the fall season practically promising residents of the Northeast and Midwest that they would likely face a mild winter. Then Winter Storm Bella swirled onto the scene and flipped the script completely. Early reports recognized that the situation was not as expected: “Any preconceived…

Foundation Repair Payment Options

What to Do if You Can’t Afford Foundation Repair If you have recently realized that your home is in need of foundation repair, you might have decided that you will have to put off the repairs until you have more money. However, the truth is that you truly cannot afford not to fix the foundation of…

Payment Options

Perma-Pier’s customized approach to repairing your foundation extends to financing as well. We understand that your financial situation – not unlike your foundation – should have a customized solution.

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