Masonry, Beam, and Post Pier Repair

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Structural repair services for crawl spaces and basements

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We specialize in structural repairs under your home.

Stop structural damage to your masonry and crawl space support posts and finally have the peace of mind you need to enjoy your home for years to come.

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The Crawlspace Medic technicians did a thorough inspection and give a detailed report of what was need to rehab my crawlspace and repair the standing water there. Their estimate for repair was reasonable and the technicians were prompt, thorough, professional and friendly. I’m completely satisfied with my new neat, clean and dry crawlspace, so far. Thank you for a job well done.
Crawl space Medic did a great job on our crawl space! Very professional, prompt, and we were able to see a drastic drop in the humidity under the house in a very short time! They even returned several times after completion of their work, to check on the water/humidity. Highly recommend!
The amount of work they put in to my crawlspace was excellent and worth every penny spent. Between removal of everything and install of the support beam, concrete pads, new insulation and vapor barrier and surprise work with replacement of some actually floor joists and broken pipes I can’t recommend these guys enough.

FAQ:

What is a pier and beam foundation?

 

If you live in an older home, you have to learn to love your house’s quirks as well as its charms. Many homes built prior to 1960 have pier and beam (otherwise known as “block and base” or “post and beam” foundations) instead of concrete slabs that are common in new construction today.

Pier and beam foundations start with concrete pads first, then concrete blocks and concrete or wood foundation beams. Homes with pier and beam foundations typically have crawl spaces with both ventilation and access panels at the base of the home’s exterior.

What causes damage to masonry and pier & beam foundations?

 

Everything from plumbing leaks to high humidity to poor drainage (and a host of other problems) can contribute to stress and structural damage to your home’s masonry and foundation.

Water damage

Pier and beam foundations, usually located within a crawl space in older homes, are particularly prone to damage from high levels of moisture or water under your home. Crawl space support posts, whether made of concrete, metal, or wood, will deteriorate over time in a wet or humid environment, so keeping your foundation dry and sealed is one of the most important things you can do to protect your house from deterioration.

Pests like insects and rodents

The other major culprit of damage to your home’s foundation? Pests. Both termites and rodents can wreak havoc on your structural support, no matter what materials are supporting your home.

Termites, of course, will eat away at wooden support both inside and outside your home, even spreading to the framing throughout your house. Scheduling regular inspections and treatments will help you nip termite damage in the bud.

Rodents and other small mammals like shrews cause damage to your home by digging next to support beams, regardless of the material the support posts are made of. When animals dig around the posts in your crawl space, they’re compromising the integrity of your entire house.

How to spot damage to masonry and post & pier foundations

Be on the lookout for the tell-tale signs of structural damage to your home’s brick and mortar as well as its post and beam foundation:

  • Cracks in your brick and mortar or in foundational concrete
  • “Spalling” or bricks or stone falling out of the wall
  • Sagging floors and shifting beams
  • Tilting or cracking piers
  • Mold or mildew in your crawl space and/or in the beams
  • Damp, humid environment in your crawl space
  • Sinking foundation
    Bowing walls
  • Cracks in walls, ceilings, and seams
  • Leaning walls and leaning chimney

In need of post pier or beam replacements? Masonry cracked? No Problemo.

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