Anyone ever heard of a bois darc post foundation?
nai06
12:26a, 11/24/09
nai06
19085 posts, joined 10/13/2006
Whats the deal with this?

is it easy/cheap to repair?

is it similar to pier and beam?
texagpilot
9:09a, 11/24/09
texagpilot
581 posts, joined 09/18/2007
Is this an very old house? Bois d'arc is very hard wood and is very resistant to insects and rot. I assume the house floor beams are resting on bois d'arc blocks, similiar to being set on concrete blocks. If the wood is rotten and unlevel, they can be replaced with concrete blocks and re-leveled
nai06
9:23a, 11/24/09
nai06
19085 posts, joined 10/13/2006
it was built in 1929.

is it expensive to replace the blocks with concrete ones?
Jay@AgsReward.com
9:26a, 11/24/09
Jay@AgsReward.com
1659 posts, joined 12/02/2008
East Dallas/Lakewood area is full of Bois d'arc foundations. I have owned a property or two with that foundation. The ones I have seen have been in great shape relative to the age of the house. And just like pier and beam it is very cheap to repair as compared to a slab. Just my two cents but I am not an inspector. Maybe one with experience with Bois d'arc foundations can chime in.

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[This message has been edited by Jay@AgsReward.com (edited 11/24/2009 12:54p).]
dannyag07
11:18a, 11/24/09
dannyag07
2084 posts, joined 03/21/2007
Depending on where it is, you can probably get a free estimate from a foundation company.
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