Pier and Beam Adjustment
Many older homes in this area are built on pier and beam foundations. This type of foundation gives owners access under their home via a crawl space either on the interior or exterior of the home. Unlike slab foundations, pier and beam foundations have many “moving parts”. For instance, if the home owner sees cracks in the sheetrock or brick veneer, there could be several causes with a pier and beam foundation. It could be the grade beam has deflected (fallen) and that caused the cracks, it could be the supports have sunk into the ground, it could be a joist is cracked or broken, the sill plate is rotted, or a beam is not functioning properly. Pier and beam foundation systems can be adjusted to address: bounce in floors, slopping and saggy floors, doors that won’t close, latch, or are sticking, and cracking in the sheetrock. Childers Brothers, Inc. can make adjustments to your system and add additional beams and blocking or replace old wooden beams that have failed.