Framing a house with a pile foundation and the beam is not unlike the development of any other foundation. You still build walls with a base plate or base, a top plate and vertical studs in between. Pier and beam foundations are used where the soil is not conducive to continuous basements or poured concrete or concrete block foundations. Strong beams sit on the docks of precast concrete, concrete blocks or bricks, including mortar with a crawl space door under access under the house.
Lift the outer crawl space door in place, check with the level to make sure they are plumb, then secure to the foundation beam with bolts. Brace temporarily walls with 2-by-4s nailed to the walls and a stake in the ground outside the keep lead.
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nail in the wall caps, 2-by-4 to go through the upper tie plate for wall units together. Put a cover plate on all the top wall plates so that each intersection is covered crawl space door. Secure the lid along the top plate of the wall, but extends beyond its end overlaps the adjoining wall. Please double check that all walls are plumb and square corners or intersections before nailing on caps.