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Posted by Dennis on September 13th, 2000 12:05 PM
In reply to Wooden Foundations by Sheila Graveman on September 13th, 2000 10:08 AM [Go to top of thread]

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It depends on what type of wood foundation you
are talking about. There are houses here in South
Texas that were built on cedar foundations that
will outlast the house. I grew up in a cedar
foundation house that was built in the late 1800's.
The cedar posts rest on limestone rocks and are
protected from the elements by the house. This type
of foundation is especially well suited to our
expansive soils dirt. It contracts when it dries and
expands when wet which can crack a slab foundation.
I guess the bottom line is. No, having a wood
foundation should not automatically make it a
bad investment. As always, you should have it
inspected by a trained professional to make sure
its up to snuff.

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