Post & Beam Seismic Retrofit

How to Identify a Post & Beam Foundation

Post & Pier foundation consists of a series of post and beam systems that carry the weight of the home above it.

The Post & Beam Foundation Problem

Typically post & beam foundation systems are old and consist of posts that include several pieces of wood and dubious feet to hold it up, the occasional tree stump is sometimes included. Without a footing that bears the weight of and connects to a proper post that is positively connected the beam that sits above it the home collapse.

Post & Beam

The Post & Beam Foundation Retrofit Solution

We will address the following:

  • Is the house connected to the beam system properly?
  • Does the post need to be replaced?
  • Does the footing need to be replaced?
  • What is the condition of the beam?

A custom retrofit solution will be designed considering all of those elements.