Post & Beam Seismic Retrofit
How to Identify a Post & Beam Foundation
Post & Pier foundation consists of a series of post and beam systems that carries 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 foots 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.
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.