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sthomas 05-28-2008 03:36 PM

Foundation Repair Question
I'm trying to evaluate bids for restabilizing an inadequate and settled pier and beam foundation (the house is 106 year). One contractor wants to put in cement block piers and the other prefers steel beams- neither can say why their method is superior. Any thoughts on advantages or disadvantages to either system?

jvc120er 05-28-2008 04:07 PM

Are the proposed CMU piers supporting the existing beams? What are the proposed steel beams bearing on?

sthomas 05-28-2008 04:14 PM

There are already concrete block and some brick piers supporting teh existing beams. Both bids would pour new pads (2'x2') and place piers on these.

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