Post and Beam on Pier Foundation: Where are they?
Hello Brain Trust,
There must be something obvious I’m missing but I’m having a hard time finding literature on a post and beam frame on a pier foundation.
I’ve designed a one story 32’x48′ salt box, I had finished the design and wall assembly system but now in full analysis paralysis fashion I’m now trying to redesign the wall system. Is there a reason I can’t find examples of post and beam construction on a pier foundation? I see a lot of poured concrete foundations with P&B. I’d love to have a modest crawl space I just don’t now know to support the floor. Would you notch the rim joists around the posts and bolt to them? That seems pretty sketchy.
Oh, and why P&B instead of the current stick frame. I like the idea of possibly seeing posts in the interior.
Zone 5 in Upstate NY.
A reference to build, book or article would be great.