Pier & Beam Foundation

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The Resilience Of A Raised Foundation

A Trusted Solution For Texas Homes

Pier & beam foundations — also known as post and beam, raised or crawl space foundations — have long been a staple in the construction of homes across Texas. This time-tested method offers unique advantages, especially in areas with expansive clay soil or high water tables. 

At G.L. Hunt Foundation Repair, we specialize in providing professional raised foundation services tailored to the specific needs of Texas homeowners. From installation to repair, we’re committed to ensuring the structural integrity and longevity of your home.

Understanding Pier & Beam Foundations

This style of foundation consists of a series of vertical columns (piers) strategically placed beneath the structure to support horizontal beams. These beams distribute the weight of the building evenly across the piers, providing stability and elevation. 

Unlike slab foundations that sit directly on the ground, post and beam foundations elevate the structure above the soil, offering better protection against moisture-related issues such as flooding or soil movement.

When Is A Raised Foundation Suitable For Texas Homes?

Texas is known for its expansive clay soil, which can swell and shrink with changes in moisture levels. With their elevated design, crawl space foundations are well-suited to accommodate the movement of clay soil, reducing the risk of foundation damage.

In areas prone to high water tables or seasonal flooding, pier & beam foundations provide added protection against water intrusion. By elevating the structure above the ground, these foundations minimize the risk of water damage and offer better ventilation to prevent moisture buildup.

Many older homes in Texas feature this type of foundation, reflecting the architectural style and building practices of bygone eras. When renovating or restoring historical properties, preserving the original foundation is often essential to maintaining the home’s character and integrity.

You can trust our team of professionals to treat your home with the utmost care. Let us work hard for you so your home can stay stable for years to come. From repairs to replacement, we have the right foundation solution to keep your home standing strong.

Our Post And Beam Foundation Services

At G.L. Hunt, we offer a comprehensive range of raised foundation services to meet the diverse needs of Texas homeowners. Our expert team is equipped to handle everything from new construction and installation to repairs and maintenance.


Whether you’re building a new home or adding an extension, our experienced technicians can design and install a custom pier & beam foundation tailored to your property’s specifications. We prioritize quality craftsmanship and attention to detail to ensure a solid foundation for your home.

Repair And Restoration

Over time, raised foundations may experience issues such as settlement, rot or deterioration. Our skilled technicians are adept at diagnosing and addressing common problems, including damaged piers, sagging beams and moisture-related issues. 

We use advanced techniques and high-quality materials to restore stability and structural integrity to your home.

Limited Warranty

At G.L. Hunt, we stand behind the quality of our workmanship and materials. That’s why we offer a limited warranty on our pier & beam repair services, providing you with added peace of mind and assurance that your home is in good hands.

Monitor Foundation Stability

You don’t have to wait and worry about your foundation’s stability. If you’re concerned about potential movement or settlement, SlabSure provides a reliable solution. This system installs sensors beneath the soil, spaced every 10 feet along your foundation. These sensors detect and report any positional changes, giving you continuous real-time feedback on your slab’s condition.

Contact G.L. Hunt to explore this groundbreaking technology!

Trust Your Pier & Beam Foundation To The Experts

With their resilience, versatility and suitability for Texas’s unique soil and climate conditions, crawl space foundations remain a popular choice among homeowners. 

At G.L. Hunt, we’re proud to offer expert foundation services backed by years of experience and a commitment to excellence. Trust us to safeguard the stability and longevity of your home for generations to come.


What Is Foundation Repair?

Foundation repair involves the correction of structural issues within a building’s foundation. This can include addressing problems such as settling, cracks or unevenness. Common repair methods include underpinning, piering or slabjacking, which aim to stabilize and strengthen the foundation, ensuring the structural integrity of the entire building.

Professional assessment and timely repairs are crucial to prevent further damage and maintain your property’s value.

Can You Live In A House During Foundation Repair?

In many cases, residents can continue living in their homes during foundation repairs. However, the extent of the repairs and the specific construction methods employed can influence this.

Temporary inconveniences like noise, dust and restricted access to certain areas may be expected, but our reputable contractors will work to minimize disruptions to your daily life.

How Long Does Foundation Repair Take?

The duration of foundation repair depends on various factors, including the type and extent of the damage, the chosen repair method and the local climate. Minor repairs may take a few days, while more extensive projects could last several weeks.

It’s crucial to obtain a detailed timeline from your contractor during the assessment phase.

Should I Buy A House With Foundation Repair?

While it’s not uncommon to purchase a house with a history of foundation repair, it’s essential to assess the extent of the repairs. Obtain a detailed inspection report and consider consulting with a structural engineer to ensure the issues have been adequately addressed.

It’s advisable to proceed with caution and negotiate repairs or pricing accordingly.

Does Home Insurance Cover Foundation Repair?

Home insurance typically does not cover foundation repair caused by normal wear and tear. However, if the damage is a result of a covered peril — such as a sudden plumbing issue — your insurance may cover the repair costs.

It’s crucial to review your policy and consult with your insurance provider for specific details related to foundation repairs. You can also reach out to us for financing options!

Get Your Free Estimate Today!

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We’re Here To Help Your Texas Property

I was able to call and talk to them. Transparency is great. Looking forward to working with these guys more in the future.

Jacob Marsh
Fort Worth, TX

Had this company out for a foundation inspection. Very smooth and informative experience. Josh was knowledgeable and kind. Highly recommend.

Blake Johnson
Austin, TX

Jermy was a great technician, very knowledgeable and friendly. He took the time to go over all of my questions and provide advice.

Gus Norm
Dallas, TX

Aimee Called very quickly after I requested an appointment online. Was very thorough and offered 2 appointments within 1-2 days

Judy Gros
Fort Worth, TX

Jason is very knowledgeable and did a thorough job of inspecting my property. I love his dedication to the practice.

Alicia Alvarez
Dallas, TX

Heather was very helpful and kind and worked efficiently to help get a re-inspection date for our slab on a building we purchased.

Clinton Pye
Fort Worth, TX

Great customer service! Joshua was very thorough and professional. If you need detailed work definitely reach out to this company.

Holly Roska
Austin, TX

Carol helped me out greatly to get the required paperwork completed and keep our project on time! Thank you so much Carol

Gabina Dehoyoz
Austin, TX

The Tech was on time, helpful, knowledgeable and nice. All of my questions were answered politely. I would definitely recommend

Elizabeth Hays
San Antonio, TX

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