The Charm Of Pier and Beam Homes


I’m no master in terms of home design, but there are some nice designs which have been around a while that look pretty good. If they didn’t or weren’t sound, i quickly don’t think they’d be used that much nowadays. One kind of home design that’s been going strong for some hundred years is the pier and beam design. – Austin foundation repairĀ 

It may sound like the name is too straightforward and that it would be a lot more complicated of a design than the name suggest, however can assure you, that’s not the case. The whole thing is really made of piers and beams. A pier is dug underneath the ground to rest on stone after which piers are placed on top of that to create up the home by connecting with other piers. Pretty simple in terms of laying a home out, in my opinion.

It was a very popular home design before 1960’s. It is still used today, but other designs have grown in popularity over time. However, the 1800’s charm of your “floating house” still appeals to lots of people, hence its still prevalent usage today. I find the design kind of charming, myself. – Austin foundation repairĀ