A pier and beam foundation is exactly as described – a series of piers and connecting beams that form the structural foundation for a home. Plumbing and electrical can be more easily accessed under the house without having to drill through a concrete slab. However, they are more costly to build than slab and most homes constructed in the Dallas/Fort Worth area within the last 50 years use slab foundations.
Pier and beam foundations have many advantages over slab foundations. Primarily, they tend to offer more stability over time. But, with any foundation, they can fail under the right conditions including soil condition, age and water damage. When pier and beam foundations fail, Metro-Tex offers specialized solutions to shore up your home for years to come. A thorough inspection is conducted before any recommendations are made.