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Can wooden non-load bearing support piers in a crawl space that currently touch soil and need to be elevated be supported with concrete blocks instead of steel joists?

What's a wooden non-load bearing support pier?

How can a pier be supported by a joist? Isn't that backwards?

Please explain the situation more carefully using standard construction terms.

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Yes they can "touch the soil". I've referring to "age old" construction of pier & beam foundations that used bois d'arc tree trunks as piers. I posted an image of one here a long time ago.

They were common back in the 1920s and 1930s in Texas and many are still performing just fine.

I fully realize that the original question can go many different ways, but just wanted to offer only one of the early methods.

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