Pier and Beam Foundation Homes: How Do You Decide How Many Piers are Used?

It’s common to have a lot of questions when it comes to foundation repair.  This is a major, and important process for the safety, health, and value of your home.  After the when, why, and how are answered, some more detailed and personally pertinent questions may come to mind.  For homeowners that have a pier and beam foundation, one thing you may be curious about is how many piers need to be used to repair your foundation.  Obviously the more piers that are used, the higher the cost of the repair will be.

The answer to this question depends on a number of things.  Of course affordability is an important concern, and in many cases your foundation repair company can work with you on this.  This is really the only reason to do a repair in sections.  As an example if your repair calls for 10 piers, but doing 5 is more financially feasible, the repair can be done over time.

However, requesting that needed piers be removed from an estimate or repair strictly to save money on a house that is either being sold, or flipped is a problem.  Occasionally investors or home sellers will attempt this to save money and time.  However, this puts the new homeowner in a bad position.  They are buying a home with a partially repaired foundation, and a warranty that doesn’t cover the unrepaired areas. 

If you are considering buying a home that needs foundation repair, or has had the foundation repaired, do your due diligence and confirm that a complete repair was done.  It is also a good idea to get a second opinion.  For over 30 years WCK Foundation Repair has been repairing and restoring the foundations of homes across south Louisiana.

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