Pier and beam houses can be defined as structures that can be crawled under, that is, structures that have a crawl space. There are a number of foundation problems that are unique to pier and beam structures. Unlike a slab foundation with concrete floors, a pier and beam structure has wood floors, and a wood sub-structure. The disadvantage of this is that the wood is susceptible to rot after prolonged contact with water or soil, and also to deterioration from termites and other critters. The solution is to prevent any ground to wood contact, and to prevent moisture contact with the wood. Once the wood is rotted, it must be replaced.
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"Pier and beam structures can also be defined as crawl space foundations"
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"Continuous wall foundation type"
A pier and beam system is an assembly of footings, piers, stem walls, beams, sills, girders, joists, and sheathing panels, all properly sized and connected together. A pier and beam foundation is designed
to raise the living space off the ground, isolating it from moisture and pests. American homes have been built on pier and beam foundations since colonial times, and the aesthetic and practical reasons for building a raised home still apply today.
Many terms are frequently used to describe pier and beam foundation systems in different regions of the country. The most common examples include Raised Floor, and Crawl Space Foundations. A pier and beam foundation can be supported by a variety of foundation types. Examples of the most common types include spot pier and beam, and continuous wall foundations.
Continuous Wall Foundation
Spot pier and beam foundations are commonly constructed of brick or block pier columns supported by individual, reinforced-concrete pad footings or by continuous, reinforced-concrete spread footings. For pier-and-beam foundations, pier spacing will also depend upon arrangement of floor framing, particularly the location of bearing walls and partitions. Spacing of pier columns in the range of 6' common practice.
The openness of spot pier and beam foundation types creates natural venting of the crawlspace.
"Common types include spot pier and beam - and - continuous wall foundations"
Spot pier and beam foundation type
Continuous wall foundations are frequently constructed of reinforced masonry, poured concrete, or concrete block walls, supported by a continuous, reinforced-concrete footing. Continuous wall foundations may include interior spot pier columns for support of the pier and beam foundation system. Moisture control of the crawl space is an important issue with this type of foundation construction.
Regardless of the foundation type, there are numerous architectural or construction defects under pier and beam foundation that can severely affect the functionality of the structure. In these cases, the architect, builder, or repair contractor - designed, built or repaired the foundation in a way that seriously affected its structural integrity. See: Foundation Settlement and Settlement Repairs - Common Defects in Foundation Construction
Find out how architectural or construction defects and foundation settlement affect structures.