Brick foundations are usually seen in older homes. It is no longer cost effective to install brick foundations and this type of foundation is often not as durable compared to other modern installations such as poured concrete or cement block. A brick foundation is installed in much the same way that a solid brick house is built except it is below grade and should rest on a solid footing. It is not uncommon however that some of these foundations were not placed on footings and now may be settled badly. Brick foundations  are inspected carefully for the particular defects that they are prone to such as, settling, water seepage  and deterioration of the bricks themselves. Many brick foundations have been sealed with wire lathe and cement stucco giving them a look of a poured concrete foundation.

Common Foundation Types: Foundations Poured Concrete Cement Block Stone Slab