DFW Foundation Repair Services has the expertise to repair any type of Foundation.
Concrete Pier vs. Pier & Beam
Repairing your foundation with concrete piers
Pressed concrete pilings are pre-cast cylinders of concrete, approximately one foot long and six inches in diameter. The installer begins by digging a two-foot hole next to the foundation and uses a hydraulic ram to drive the cylinders, one on top of the other into the soil until significant resistance is felt, strata is reached or bedrock is hit. Concrete cylinders are hydraulically pressed against the bottom of the foundation. This drives the cylinder into the ground against the weight of the house. A concrete cap is then added. Bottle jacks are used to lift the house as close as possible to its original position, additional cylinders and metal shims fill the space between the piling’s cap and the foundation and the house is lowered onto the pilings. The holes are then backfilled.
•Benefits of Concrete Piers for Foundation Repair in Dallas
•Minimal equipment and space needed for installation
Proper depth can be reached by driving against the load of the structure being raised.
Site cleanliness and speed save time and minimize damage to landscape
Pre-cured/tested concrete used to allow immediate leveling of the structure
Safer working conditions
Fully adjustable system for the life of the structure
Lifetime Transferable Warranty
What the typical concrete pier install looks like:
Pier and Beam Foundation Repairs
A pier and beam foundation is one of the most common types of foundations in DFW. Older homes are typically built with this type of foundation. A pier & beam foundation is the foundation of a house raised off of the ground using beams, joists, understructure supports and often a grade beam with a crawlspace. The foundation is constructed of wooden beams supported by wooden joists and concrete pad and blocks. DFW Foundation Repair is one of the few foundation companies in the area that works on the pier and beam. DFW Foundation Repair has a specialized team that works on pier and beam foundations.
Pier and Beam foundation repair, or sometimes referred to as crawl space foundation repair, is normally required if you have observed one of the usual warnings signs of foundation failure. Have you have observed cracks that have formed above windows, door frames, and wall corners? Are doors in your home hard to close or refusing to close properly? Have interior floors such as hardwood and tile begun to separate or bulge? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, it’s likely that your pier and beam foundation has failed and is in need of repair. Over time the foundation can settle and shift. Depending on how the foundation is constructed, DFW Foundation Repair will use pad and blocks or piers to stabilize the foundation. Our experienced estimators will do a full assessment and give you an exact cost and repair plan for your home; our estimates are always free.
Repair Process for Pier and Beam Dallas
Repairing a pier and beam foundation is very different from a repair on a slab foundation. It is important to choose a qualified company to make this repair. The Pier and Beam Foundation repair is done in several phases. Here is what you can expect from DFW Foundation Repair:
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