After laying in rebar, workers prepare to pour the continuous spread footing for a 5,000 sq. ft. assembly building. See case study Assembly Building.
Concrete blocks are installed over rebar anchors, then filled with concrete to form sturdy piers supporting a 4,200 sq. ft. addition to an assisted living center. See case study Assisted Living Center.
Pressure-treated 6×6 Southern Pine sill beams bear on concrete block piers in construction of this 2,700 sq. ft. two-story residence. Note termite shields. See case study Single-Family Home.
Concrete block piers supporting this 2,600 sq. ft. New Orleans residence rest on a grade beam footing. Note termite shield atop each pier.
Worker installs pressure-treated 2×10 Southern Pine floor joists on a pier-and-beam foundation supporting a 5,000 sq. ft. two-story custom home.
Pressure-treated Southern Pine 2x10s bearing on a pressure-treated sill beam illustrate proper joist overlap. Note termite shield.
Metal anchor straps connect joists to sill beams beneath this residence. This type of connection may be required in certain regions to resist high wind or seismic forces. See case study Single-Family Home.
Glued-laminated beams bearing on poured concrete piers will support the floor truss system of this 6,000 sq. ft. custom home in North Dallas.
Pressure-treated Southern Pine trusses are then installed atop the beams of the North Dallas home.
Southern Pine floor trusses bear on a pressure-treated sill plate atop a stem wall supporting a 4,200 sq. ft. addition to an assisted living center. See case study Assisted Living Center.
Nail-laminated 2×12 Southern Pine beams support 2×10 joists bearing on 2×2 ledgers, all pressure-treated. Note termite shield atop pier.
Bearing on concrete block piers, the treated joist system for the porch of this 2,600 sq. ft. New Orleans residence awaits installation of pressure-treated tongue-and-groove porch flooring. See details on decks and porches.
Orienting the hollow side of concrete blocks perpendicular to neighboring blocks creates a series of simple openings around the perimeter of this stem wall, providing needed cross ventilation under this assembly building. See case study Assembly Building.
With the subfloor installed, workers begin installation of perimeter support walls for this 5,000 sq. ft. assembly building. See case study Assembly Building.
An access panel in this 2,700 sq. ft. two-story residence (see case study Single-Family Home) provides convenient entry for crawlspace inspection and repair. Latticework shown between piers provides decorative screening. See Vent and Screen Styles for other decorative treatments.