Piers & Runners

transverse concrete runner
(1) This photo from a recent mobile home foundation inspection shows a properly installed transverse concrete runner and a cinderblock pier mounted on it.

epoxy binding
(2) ┬áSome lenders are requiring that the dry stack cinderblock piers have some sort of epoxy binding agent as is shown in this photo. We disagree with this finding…. it provides no contribution to the structural purpose of the cinderblock pier.