“Pier & Beam” or “Block & Base Houses” settle and crack because the wooden beam foundation at the base is unable to support the structure. Structural integrity can be affected do to age, weather, and moisture or termite damage. The shrinking and swelling of soil due to drought or increased moisture can cause the house to shift and move. If you have drywall cracks, sticking doors or windows that won’t shut and lock you may need your house leveled.We begin with an inspection under the house so our technicians can assess the condition of the beams and the concrete block bases that support the structure. If the house needs leveling then the supporting concrete blocks are re-leveled first, then any rotten beams are replaced. Once these two steps are completed the house is gradually lifted to its original line of construction.