Choose This Foundation and Feel Safe for Many Decades
We all want to live in a home that is safe, secure, and durable. But what type of foundation should you choose for your home? There are four types of foundations: concrete slab, pier and beam, post and beam, and crawl space. Each type has its own pros and cons, and Panama City Foundation Repair can help you choose the best one.
Concrete Slab: This type of foundation consists of a poured concrete slab. Soil with low bearing capacity needs to be compacted, and it costs more than other types because you have to pour a thick layer. The homes built on this were not meant for people who live near or above an earthquake zone.
Pier and Beam: This foundation system consists of wood posts that are set in-ground below your home’s perimeter. It has great load distribution properties as it transfers pressure from one post to another. However, they require significant excavation work due to the weight being lifted by upper beams before reaching a ground level which can cause damage if soil conditions aren’t right
Post and Beam: This type of foundation is the hybrid between a pier and beam system. One advantage over a post and beam home is that it can be built on top of other types such as concrete slabs or crawl spaces.
Crawl Space: The lowest cost option for foundations, this system consists of posts that are set in-ground below your home’s perimeter to support sidewalls rather than load-bearing walls themselves. They require significant excavation work due to the weight being lifted by upper beams before reaching a ground level which can cause damage if soil conditions aren’t right.