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Building Pier and Beam Foundation to Ease Maintenance and Repairability

Pier and beam design was among the most popular foundation techniques until the 1960s when concrete technology improved its floating slab system. Many builders use slab-on-grade construction—especially in warmer regions. We’re going to find out why professionals Jordan Smith of @jordansmithbuilds and Kyle Stumpenhorst of @rrbuildings chose pier and beam over slab-on-grade for the All-in-LP Build in Bellville, Texas. But first, let’s delve into pier and beam foundation.
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A Mid-Year Look at 2020’s Top Exterior Home Trends

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How LP Building Solutions Is Committed to You During COVID-19

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How Construction Ordinances Impact Affordable Housing & Aesthetics

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