“Pier and beam” or “block and base” structures are often found in the Houston areas of Galveston, Pasadena, Galena Park, and Spring. These houses have the tendency to settle and crack. This happens because the wooden beam foundation at the base is unable to support the structure on top. Many factors can be the cause of this. For instance, age, weather, moisture, and termites can all damage and degrade the overall structure and/or affect the levelness of the floors.