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Question DetailsAsked on 11/7/2014

Who is good to work on foundation piers

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What type are you taling about - if wood piers on concrete blocks like under a crawlspace, then a carpenter - framing - assuming there is not a lot of house levelling required, basically just shimming up or replacing rotten posts. Foundation repair contractor can also do this. Andof course, if wood and in an area exposed to weather or rot or insect damage, then copper treated timer rated for ground contact is your best bet - about 10-15% additional wood cost for FARRRR longer lifespan. Be sure to have them recoat (dip if not exposed to view) cut ends before installing, because the cuts expose lightly or untreated wood at the center of the piece.

If deck or unroofed wood porch that is essentially a deck, then a deck contractor could also do it and would probably be your best choice.

If concrete, then a foundation repair contractor - ditto if substantial relevelling of the house is needed, or now concrete pads need to be put in as the piers are replaced.

If this is more than just replacing deteriorated ones, or you have substantial house sinking or deterioration, then a Structural Engineer should look at it first and determine what really needs to be done, and hopefully come up with the most economic solution that will work well for you and truly last.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD


OK - other than the fact the spell-checked version did not get in there so there are a few typos (like timer instead of timber), I thought I have answered it with the appropriate categories to use in Search the List.

If you could use the Answer This Question button right below your question to reply back with more details about your situation, perhaps I could give a more detailed answer that would be more responsive to your issue.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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