There are a lot of misconceptions and confusions out there about what type of foundation should you go for your brand new home; either a structural slab foundation or a wooden beam-framed foundation. This is a very tricky question and is of prime importance; because a wrong decision at this stage could be the last one.
Based on our construction experience, after doing a great number of project, both of structural slab as well as beam-framed foundation, we have found that both types have their own pros and cons. The realtors and construction experts should consider all the decisive factors before concluding anything.
So in this read, you will be informed about all those pros and cons of wooden beam-framed foundation and structural slab foundation; after matching your requirements as well as soil input variables it would be easy for you to select a suitable type of foundation.
Know your Requirements
Although while you are about to start your home project, you already have a plan with you. Along with that you must investigate following factors:
Pier and Beam Wooden Framed Foundation
A common misconception about this type of foundation is that if it is some-what old-fashioned type but believe it or not in a highly-competitive real-estate environment; builders prefer this type just to stand-out with a positive impression on homebuyers because of aesthetics and amnesties of raised floor homes.
In Pier and beam wooden framed foundation, as the name suggests, involves assemblage of girders, floor joists and floor sheathing that raise the floor of the building off the ground.
The Bottom Line.
You would now be at ease with the selection of foundation type; but keeping in view the dictating and deciding factors we recommend you to hire services of a qualified professional firm that would be observing your site situations and your requirements.
But remember, not all structures are perfect and all have a life even if of 100 years but never expect that you would be in no need of repairing and refurbishing.