Pier and Beam Repair in Copperas Cove
Pier and beam foundations are an alternative to slab and basement foundations. Typical concrete slab foundations are inexpensive, simple to build, and can be constructed quickly. There is no need for a basement with a slab foundation. In addition to footings that support the foundation, a pier and beam foundation has a crawlspace underneath the living area. Pier and beam foundations may prove more beneficial to homeowners in shifting soils.
Steel rebar (rebar) forms a cage within the concrete piers of a pier and beam foundation. In addition, steel rebar has been incorporated into the concrete pad upon which the piers are situated. Foundation beams support the piers.
Slab Foundations and Foundation Problems
Slab foundations can be negatively affected by changing soil conditions. Clay soils are prevalent in states including Texas, Colorado, and Kansas, among others. The prevalence of foundation problems in cities like Houston, TX and San Antonio, TX is high due to this. The clay soils are very porous. When clay soil is oversaturated, it expands and lifts upwards toward the foundation. As the soil dries, the foundation settles. A house can develop mold, moisture, and other problems as a result of continuous soil movement.
The Benefits of a Pier and Beam Foundation
The crawl space of a pier and beam foundation allows easy access to heating and plumbing. Broken pipes can cause standing water to accumulate in the crawl space.
Another advantage of pier and beam foundations is their platform construction. Wood platforms top the pier and beam foundation, providing homeowners with greater comfort when walking across the floor. When a floor sits atop a concrete slab foundation, it does not have the same amount of give.
How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Pier and Beam Foundation?
Pier and beam foundations are usually repaired for $5,600 – $8,500 depending on the size of the home and the extent of the damage. The cost may increase if additional nonstructural services are required, such as crawl space encapsulation, vapor barriers, sump pumps, radon mitigation, or drainage.
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 254-236-9955 for more information about our services