From a homeowner point of view dealing with a foundation problem is not an easy task. No matter what is causing the foundations issues it has to be fixed as soon as possible. There are many solutions such as slab jacking, which does not solve the foundation problem completely. The slab jacking method is inefficient in reaching the deep soils and provide support to the slab permanently.
Most of the contractors prefer and recommend a pier and beam foundation method because of their design which is superior to slab foundations.
The pier and beam foundations are repair-friendly, it’s easy to get at plumbing below the foundation, and moreover the wood platform build creates a good living environment around. This type of foundation acts similar to an insulator making your home more energy efficient once this is installed.
If the pier foundation is well constructed by the contractor, your house should not move like it did before the construction. Steel shims act as a reinforcement if in case your foundation was not laid out well.