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Professional Pier and Beam Foundation Repair Services!

You have found the right place for slab foundation repair in San Antonio. Our engineers have decades-long experience in slab foundation repairs. Our staff is trained and skilled in slab foundation repair. We also believe that effective communication is key to ensuring your slab foundation repairs go smoothly, and safely, and are minimally disruptive to your daily life. Although concrete slab foundation repairs can be costly depending on the extent of damage, they might cost less than what you think. Neglecting the problem can lead to more costly repairs in the long term.
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Foundation Repair in San Antonio Tx: Our Services

At Skillful Construction Foundation Repair, we provide unrivaled foundation repair services that extend throughout the greater San Antonio Area. Whether you have a home, business, or some other structure that needs foundation repair, get in touch. We provide a variety of foundation repair services that are customized specifically to what you need.

Advantages of Pier and Beam Foundations

For small and medium-sized homes, pier and beam foundations work well. The foundation is placed on piers that are between 1-2 feet and 2 feet above the ground. This creates a crawl space. A pier and beam foundation offers protection from flooding because it is higher than the ground. Another advantage is the ease of accessing utilities like plumbing from the crawl space. This is an obvious advantage over slab foundations which might require drilling through the foundation to repair. These are obvious advantages but failure to address foundation problems can cause more costly and inconvenient problems later. Skillful Construction in San Antonio is a reputable foundation repair company that you can trust.

There are some disadvantages. Crawl spaces offer flood protection and easy access for utilities. However, there are certain downsides to pier and beam foundations. The foundation area is often shaded and moisture build-up is a concern, which may cause the wooden girders supporting the structure to rot. A rise in moisture can also be caused by flooding and leaks from the plumbing. The crawl space can also be a breeding ground for pests such as termites and flooding, which can cause serious damage to your home. Rodents that call your crawl space home have a tendency of eating through wires and pipes, breeding, and then eating the rest of your house. Installing lattice or chicken wire on a pier and beam foundation can keep rodents away.

Need Foundation Repair?

The following signs indicate that pier and beam foundations may need to be repaired: Cracks on walls or ceilings, or floors are a sign of increased pressure. This is likely due to an uneven foundation. Brick siding or foundation piers may crack and show signs that they are unstable. Loose floorboards with creaking are common on pier and beam foundations. However, this could also indicate a foundation problem. Floors that are too sagging can indicate that pier or beam foundation repairs are needed. Mold and mildew buildup on wooden beams can cause crawl spaces to sag. This can lead to a noticeable decaying smell in the home. This could mean that your girder beams need to be replaced or that you need to repair the pier and beam foundation. These or any other signs may be found in your home or business that has a pier or beam foundation. It is important to have a professional evaluate the damage.

Affordable Pier and Beam Foundation Maintenance

Did you discover that your foundation problem is a concern? Don’t let this scare you into not taking action. It’s far more dangerous to delay foundation repairs and let issues go untreated than to take the necessary steps to fix the issue. We offer guaranteed services and financing options. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. The average pier and beam foundation repair can cost anywhere between $1,000 and $3000, but that also depends on the foundation’s condition, it could run up to 10 grand or more. Without first inspecting the structure, it is unlikely that any foundation repair company will provide an estimate.

Repairs can be as simple as adding shims to level out the structure or more complex, such as replacing all piers around the perimeter. The cost of repairing or replacing piers or shims can be high. However, it is important to consider the condition of the foundation’s wooden components (e.g. if they have rotted). We recommend that foundation beams or girders be replaced if they are damaged. Additional supports may also be recommended and/or the house leveled. Contact us if you’re interested in foundation repair for piers and beams in San Antonio!

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The How And Why

Expert Pier & Beam Foundation Repair in San Antonio

Do you have a pier and beam foundation in San Antonio? If so, your house was probably built before 1960. In the last 60 years, a lot could have changed with your foundation! Settling, in most cases, is something that happens naturally and does not impact the integrity of the foundation. However, if you have noticed tell tale signs of foundation issues in your home, you should consult with a foundation repair contractor.

Skillful Construction Foundation Repair is a company you can trust. Simply put, we get to the root cause of foundation issues, recommend cost-effective and reasonable solutions, and restore you home. Looking for a fast estimate, we have that too! Give us a call to learn more.

Problems with Pier and Beam Foundations

Pier and beam foundations use concrete beams or wooden posts buried deep into the earth, as opposed to slab foundations that are in direct contact with the ground. The interior of a pier and beam foundation usually sits on several concrete bricks, which creates a 1-2 foot crawl space. Since the foundation is accessible via this space, pier and beam foundations are often easier and less expensive to repair. However, they are still susceptible to moisture caused by inadequate drainage, leading to rot or mold forming on wooden elements and foundation shifting. Sagging can also occur due to the improper spacing of beams.

Too often, these problems are overlooked or ignored. It’s a good idea to consult a foundation expert every 5-10 years depending on the age of your home, even if you don’t suspect any problems. At Skillful Construction Foundation Repair, we provide this service for you and recommend any remediation that might be necessary for pier and beam foundations repairs in San Antonio.

Replacing Damaged Wooden piers with NEW Concrete Piers

Pier and beam foundation repair can be a simple process to explain, but it can be a little more difficult in practice First, the structure must be jacked up and a cement column put in place. This supports the weight of the entire foundation so that the original pier can be safely removed. Next, we dig out the area below the foundation and pour concrete through a mold. Once settled, the new pier will not only be able to fully support the weight of your home, but will be so much safer. Once the foundation has is fully repaired, foundation leveling returns the foundation to it’s original position. This often remedies any issues that were present, such as uneven floors or sagging roofs.
If you have a pier and beam foundation, we highly recommend consulting with our professional foundation repair company in San Antonio. Not only do we have highly skilled staff, but we guarantee all of services will be effective and restore your home to the way it was when it was first built. Get in touch for more information!