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.
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.
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!
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.
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.