Pier and beam foundations, also called post and beam foundations, are elevated substructures made from piers and beams. The piers provide stability from the ground, while the beams distribute the weight of the house across the piers evenly.
A pier and beam foundation rests on joists, or planks, that run across the floor to help keep support even. The joists are placed on piers made of wood and concrete that rely on the stability of the soil beneath them to provide support for the weight of your house.
Because of their structure, pier and beam foundations provide:
The open space below your house creates an area where air can flow and moisture can invade. Without a dense, moisture-resistant foundation, your house can suffer from:
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