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Old 07-12-2015, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Terrell, TX
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I've always lived in homes with concrete foundations until I moved to Terrell last fall when we purchased a 50 year old pier and beam house. My in-laws live here in town and they've never lived in a pier and beam home and are constantly hammering me on watering my foundation.

I've always thought that you shouldn't water around the foundation of a pier and beam because if moisture gets under the house it will loosen the concrete piers. Can anyone tell me if regular watering of a pier and beam house is bad or is it just as good as watering a concrete foundation?

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated...Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Every yard, landscape and foundation should have a good watering program.

Not over or under watered and it's very important to have proper drainage.
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Old 07-13-2015, 06:03 AM
 
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It depends on how deep the piers are. If they sit on stable soil or rock then you don't have to control moisture.
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