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Masonry Pier & Post Pier Repair in Charlotte & Lake Norman, NC

A pier and beam foundation is a type of foundation commonly used in residential construction. It consists of two main components: piers (vertical supports) and beams (horizontal members). Piers elevate the structure above the ground, while beams span between the piers, creating a grid-like pattern. The space between the ground and the bottom of the structure is known as the crawlspace.

Pier and Beam Foundations

Causes of Damage to Pier and Beam Foundations

1. Moisture Issues: Excessive moisture in the crawlspace can lead to problems such as rotting of wooden components, including beams and piers.

2. Poor Drainage: Inadequate drainage around the foundation can cause soil movement, leading to instability and settling.

3. Pest Infestation: Pests, such as termites, can damage the wooden elements of the foundation, compromising its structural integrity.

4. Earthquakes: Seismic activity can affect pier and beam foundations, leading to shifting and potential damage.

Signs of Pier and Beam Foundation Issues

Signs of Pier and Beam Foundation Issues:

1. Uneven Floors: If the floors inside the house are uneven, it may indicate issues with the foundation.

2. Cracks in Walls or Ceilings: Visible cracks in walls or ceilings may suggest foundation movement.

3. Doors and Windows Sticking: Difficulty in opening or closing doors and windows can be a sign of foundation issues.

4. Sloping or Sagging Floors: A noticeable slope or sag in the floors can indicate problems with the foundation structure.

5. Visible Rot or Decay: In the crawlspace, check for signs of rot or decay in wooden beams or piers.

Repairing Pier and Beam Foundations:

1. Address Moisture Issues: Ensure proper drainage and ventilation in the crawlspace to prevent moisture-related problems.

2. Replace Damaged Components: Replace any deteriorated or damaged wooden elements, such as beams or piers, with new, treated materials.

3. Foundation Leveling: If the foundation has settled unevenly, leveling may be necessary. This can involve adding shims or adjusting the height of piers to achieve a level surface.

4. Pest Control: Implement pest control measures to prevent or address infestations.

Repairing pier and beam foundations often involves a combination of addressing the underlying causes of damage and replacing or reinforcing affected components. Regular inspections and prompt action are crucial to maintaining the stability and structural integrity of a pier and beam foundation.

Protect Your Home Structural Integrity with DryWorx's Pier & Beam Repair in Denver, Stanley, & Charlotte

Contact us today at 980-737-7727 to schedule a consultation to determine the structural integrity of your home. You can also click here to schedule an appointment online for service at your property.

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Sherrills Ford, NC

Dryworx preformed a clean out, new vapor barrier installation, new dehumidifier and condensate pump set up, Re-shim girder, and a masonry pier repair.

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