Pier and Beam foundation repair refers to fixing a foundation that is constructed of treated lumber and elevated atop piers or blocks. A properly constructed pier and beam foundation will have a crawl space under the home. The beams are generally the largest pieces of lumber, and run parallel the length of the house; they may be spaced up to 12 feet apart. Perpendicular to the wooden beams are joists, which are generally spaced approximately 18 inches apart. On top of the joists sits the subfloor. The subfloor is at minimum ½-inch plywood. This surface supports the flooring of the home.
This wooden “understructure” is elevated and supported by a concrete grade beam, drilled concrete piers, sonotubes, pad & blocks, or some combination of these 4 systems. When repairing a pier and beam foundation, it is vital to choose a qualified foundation repair company. You need someone who understands the major differences between pier and beam foundation repair and slab foundation repair.
Perma-Pier Foundation Repair of Texas has a team of specialized evaluators and construction professionals. We have serviced over 30,000 commercial and residential projects, including thousands of pier and beam foundation repairs. We have been backed by science and industry trust for over twenty years. We provide no-charge evaluations to the Dallas – Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston markets in Texas.