Douglas Foundation Solutions is Austin’s preferred provider of pier and beam foundation repair services.
If you have a home or business with a crawlspace beneath it, your building is currently supported using a pier and beam method. Basically, the wooden beams beneath your home rest directly upon concrete piers or footers pushed into the ground. These concrete piers and the beams above them bear the entire weight of the structure above.
One benefit of pier and beam foundations is the accessibility. If you have a plumbing issue or something goes wrong underneath the building, simply crawling underneath the building allows easy diagnosis and repair.
Over time several aspects of pier and beam foundations may deteriorate to the point where they need to be repaired. Wooden beams are susceptible to deterioration or insect damage, and the continual expansion and contraction that soil experiences during periods of rain and drought continue to take their toll. You may begin to notice sloping in your home, doors that won’t shut properly or a floor that seems less stable and more “bouncy” when walked upon. These are signs that your home needs foundation repair.
As part of our crawlspace foundation repair services, Douglas Foundation Solutions can replace or add wood beams or floor joists to your existing wooden framing structure. When you’re dealing with a floor that is “bouncy” when you walk on it, the culprit is often structural wooden beams that were placed too far apart during the build. Although the placement of these beams may be up to code, the instability of the floor can be distracting and troublesome to building occupants. We frequently add additional beams under the building so that our clients can enjoy having the feeling of a solid floor beneath their feet.
Douglas Foundation Solutions can install new stucco skirting to protect your crawlspace.