Pier and Beam Foundation Repair Austin, TX and more
Very few companies perform pier and beam foundation repair Austin anymore. And even fewer actually know how to do it the RIGHT way. At CenTex we give you the best warranty in Texas on pier and beam foundations. Most companies wash their hands of you after five years. Not us, we still got you covered! Dripping Springs, Texas is a great place to live, which is why it is one of the country’s fastest-growing cities. While there are many things to love about Austin, the clay-heavy local soil often makes trouble for homeowners.
Step 1: Shoring
Temporary “shoring” is placed under your home’s existing beams. Typically skirting is removed.
Step 2: Pier Installation
A two-foot by two-foot hole is dug below grade for the footing. Rebar is tied together inside the footing and concrete is poured to a height of 12”. Rebar extends up from the center of the pad for pier installation.
Step 3: Leveling
Hydraulic jacks are used to manually level the home under the direction of the Field Superintendent, who monitors the reaction of the structure and interior elevation readings throughout the process.
Step 4: Pier Pouring
Sonotube forms are cut to span from the top of the previously-poured footing to the new height of the level beam. Concrete is hand-poured into each form.
Step 5: Completion
Forms used for pouring are stripped away. Any nominal space between the top of the pier and the beam is secured with steel shims. Holes are backfilled.