An alternative to the concrete foundation slab, and often found in older homes that were built before concrete slabs were commonplace, pier and beam foundations are a unique type of foundation. Though providing your home with a number of benefits, they also experience problems too, which can make looking after them more difficult. Any problems with your pier and beam foundation is still something that our team can effectively handle, however. Our specific pier and beam and structural repair service, also suitable for block and base homes, is the best way to get the repair work you need.
Pier and Beam
Many homes nowadays are built on concrete slab foundation. However, there’s also what’s known as a pier and beam foundation, where the home in question is raised on a series of piers or blocks, if it’s a block and base foundation. This is often found in many older homes. This type of foundation has its advantages but can also experience a range of different problems when compared to concrete foundation. That’s why we have a specific pier and beam repair service, so you can always get the help of the true foundation experts.
Rotting and Mold
One the unique issues that pier and beam foundations can experience when compared to concrete slabs is mold and rotting. Excessive moisture can begin to cause both. Both mold and rotting can spread throughout your entire foundation if not dealt with properly, and can cause serious damage and problems, including being a potential health risk in the case of mold. Ensuring that any rotting or mold is properly dealt with in a timely fashion, then, is important. This can be handled far better with regular preventative maintenance.
Many of the problems, such as mold and rot, can be dealt with before they really take hold. This can be an easy way to not only save yourself a lot of hassle, but money too. Mold can quickly spread and take hold in a very short time, and it’s often expensive to remediate. So taking steps to prevent mold growth, and rotting, in the first place is a great step to take. With our preventative maintenance for pier and beam foundations, you can do just that. You can ensure that your foundation gets the constant care it needs to stay problem free.
Mold and rotting aside, there are some common issues that you can be on the lookout for to know if there might be a problem with your pier and beam, or block and base, foundation. One that you might experience is uneven floors. This can occur as piers can often sink into the soil at different rates. We have all foundation repair methods to repair this problem and a range of other foundation problems that you might discover that you have. So whatever problem your home is facing because of your foundation, you don’t need to panic. Just get the best team to repair it for you. Done.