Pier and beam is a type of foundation in which there is a space between the house and the footings which is then filled in with concrete for support. A network of beams and piers run evenly beneath the house to provide a balanced support system. The space left under the house is known as a crawl space and can conveniently be used for storage as well as a way to easily access your plumbing and heating amenities, unlike slab-on-grade foundation which leaves no space between the ground and the building. This style of foundation is highly recommended by construction workers because it is quick, easy, and affordable to repair. It’s also very durable and holds up well over the years.
Although a pier and beam foundation is the best choice for construction, unfortunately the crawl space provides another pathway for rodents and other wild animals to enter your home. These animals can build nests in your crawlspace or cause damage to your belongings and piping. You could even be left with a dead animal under your house, which is unpleasant for everyone in your home.
If your house is built on a pier and beam foundation, our team of experts at Critter Ridder can help you find the best solutions for keeping intruders out of your crawl space. Our team includes both animal removal specialists and construction professionals, so we understand the structure of your home and where to look for improvements. We can also take care of any dead animal removal and disinfect the affected areas. Any live critters we find will be humanely removed from your property and then we will seal up any points of entry so you won’t have to worry about returning visitors. Call Critter Ridder today 512-363-8070 and our team of professionals will work with you to keep wildlife out of your crawl space and thus, out of your house.