Pier and Beam Pipe Repair and Replacement
If you’re dealing with water leaks, sewer leaks, or stoppage problems with the plumbing pipes in your pier and beam home, you need to get it taken care of sooner — not later.
Pier and beam systems were the most common type of foundation for homes built in Texas in the 1960s and before. But with improvements to concrete and pouring technology, slab foundations took over as the foundation of choice.
But there are still a number of pier and beam homes out there and it’s highly likely it’s time for repairs, if not a full replacement, if you haven’t done so already.
Pier and Beam Plumbing Repairs
Making repairs and replacing pipes in a pier and beam home is often less expensive than with a slab foundation. That’s in part because it’s easier to crawl under the house to get to the pipes rather than punching a hole through the floor with an under slab foundation. And there is less digging and tunneling — if any is needed at all.
However, as tempting as it might be to crawl under the house yourself, it’s still important to get a licensed and qualified plumber to check your plumbing if you suspect a leak or other plumbing problem in your pier and beam home.
It’s not uncommon for leaks to go undetected for a long time, particularly with a pier and beam foundation. This can cause the wood to rot, making your foundation unstable, as well as attract any number of rodents, bugs, and other pests.
And we have the equipment and the experience to check out, repair, and replace the pipes under your pier and beam home.
Pier and Beam Cast Iron Sewer Pipes
It’s also highly likely your pier and beam home has a cast iron sewer system. And seeing as cast iron was designed to last 20 to 50 years, it’s definitely time to take a look at replacing your sewer pipes.
At In-House, we are more than prepared to take a look at your pipes and determine the best course of action for your particular situation.