Pier and Beam
My family and I have finally gotten settled into our first home, and go figure, weve got problems. The one Im concerned with is the foundation. It is a pier and beam, and the house is unlevel. Upon discovery, it appears that the piers are concrete cinder blocks which have broken due to excess weight and the beams have splintered and broken, making the house unlevel. I grew up in the country in a family of low income and so DIY has become life, and I kinda like it that way. My question is this. In west texas where the soil is rocky to say the least, would it be wise to just relevel the house on cinder blocks, or would you reccommend something else? I am looking for a more long term remedy as I really don't want to have to do this every five years.