Pier and Beam

pier and beamPier and beam foundation is one of the oldest and most  common foundation designs.  Abry Brothers have been repairing pier and beam foundations since 1840!  We are a rare breed in that our craftsmen understand pier and beam more than most foundation companies as it is a dying skill set.  As a foundation company created in the 1800’s our speciality for a very long time was pier and beam.  Every craftsman on staff must not only understand the intricacies of slab foundation, but is also trained in our history of  Pier and beam foundation repair .  Whether your home is pier and beam or slab foundation our craftsmen are trained, skilled and knowledgeable foundation repair professionals.

Pier and Beam Advantages

Until the early 1950s, the pier and beam foundation was the most common type of foundation built. These foundations tend to be robust and long-lasting, but not everlasting.

There are many benefits to having a pier and beam foundation which is why some foundation experts prefer this method. For one it allows better access to the bottom of the house where repairs are often needed. By having a “crawl space” under your home, a professional can check for plumbing and foundation problems much easier than with slab foundation.

Because the home is elevated off the ground, a house with pier and beam foundation problems may demonstrate a range of issues including sagging, squeaky floors, cracks in walls and around door and window frames, and so on. In most cases, the cause is water and there are a number of solutions that can be implemented to repair the foundation. The 5 most common issues with pier and beam foundations are shim failure, movement of interior piers, decay or damage to the beams or joists, movement of exterior piers, and drainage problems.

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Abry Brothers History of Excellence

Abry Brothers work tirelessly to maintain and build on our long history of remarkable foundation work. Whether you are a homeowner that needs foundation work or an industrial sized commercial company who requires foundation fix, we are here and ready to lend you our expertise. Trust the company that has been repairing and installing pier and beam foundation since 1840. You don’t get a second chance to repair this kind of failure.  Trust a company that has been doing this for decades.