A steel pier and beam system will carry the house on the Guadalupe River. Because of soil conditions and the requirement to build the first floor 2' above the floodplain, we are using 7" diameter pile driven steel piers. They come in various lengths approximately 40' long and get driven into the ground using a crane and pneumatic driven 4000 lb weight.
Piers arrive on site (TX Pile is doing the work)
Caps are welded onto the bottom of each pile
A little steel pier surfing on their way to location.
And the first pier goes in!
Watch the Pile Driver in action: