Austin Pier and Beam Repairs
Pier and beam repair can be exceptionally challenging, which is why many Austin foundation repair companies don’t do it. Abacus has both the experience and the expertise to undertake and successfully complete a pier and beam repair project that will stand the test of time.
About Pier and Beam Foundations
Pier and beam construction was extremely popular in Central Texas a century ago because of our clay soils and extremes in temperature, especially during the summer. Having a pier and beam foundation allowed the building to “move” with these extremes, without compromising the overall integrity of the structure.
Pier and beam construction utilizes a series of columns that support the weight of a beam, so the weight is distributed evenly across the entire base of the foundation. The pier may be made of wood, poured concrete, cement blocks, bricks or stone, and sits on a concrete foot either on the ground or below ground. The beam can be comprised of steel, wood or even concrete.
Over time, piers can deteriorate – especially ones made of wood -- and must be repaired or replaced. Since the beam holds the structure in place, repair or replacement must be carefully planned before starting.
Count on Abacus for Pier and Beam Repair Expertise
We understand the dynamics of pier and beam construction and have been called on by many San Antonio area engineering firms to consult on pier and beam foundation repair projects, especially for historic homes.
Please Feel Free to Contact Abacus with Any Foundation Questions You May Have.