Pier and Beam Repair in Seguin
Foundations based on piers and beams are an alternative to slabs and basements. In most cases, reinforced concrete slabs are inexpensive, easy to construct, and fast. No basement is needed for slab foundations. Pier and beam foundations also incorporate a crawlspace beneath the living area in addition to footings that support the foundation. Homeowners with shifting soils may find the pier and beam foundation to be more beneficial.
A pier and beam foundation is supported by rebar (steel bars) enclosing concrete piers. The concrete pad that the piers are built upon is reinforced with steel rebar. A foundation beam supports the piers.
Slab Foundations and Foundation Problems
When soil conditions change, slab foundations can be negatively affected. Some of the states with clay soils include Texas, Colorado, and Kansas. Because of this, foundation problems are common in cities like Houston, TX and San Antonio, TX. Soils rich in clay are susceptible to water intrusion. Oversaturated clay soil expands and lifts toward the foundation. The soil shrinks as it dries, causing the foundation to settle. A shifting soil can cause cracks in slab foundations, resulting in mold, moisture, and other issues inside a house.
The Benefits of a Pier and Beam Foundation
Having a crawl space allows for easy access to heating and plumbing since the pier and beam foundation allows for it. Broken pipes can affect the foundation.
The platform construction of pier and beam foundations is another advantage. On the floor of a pier-and-beam foundation, a wood platform may provide homeowners with greater comfort. With slab foundations, where the floor sits atop a concrete pad, the floor doesn’t have this same give.
How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Pier and Beam Foundation?
It costs between $5,600 and $8,500 to repair a pier-and-beam foundation, depending on the size of the home and the extent of the damage. It is possible for nonstructural services, such as crawl space encapsulation, vapor barriers, sump pumps, and radon mitigation, to increase in cost.
Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a free service quote on all pier and beam repair, as well as house lifting and raising services. You will receive a free price quote for your pier and beam repairs when our contractors assess your property. Get in touch with us now at 830-217-8902 for more information about our services