Since Hurricane Sandy hit last fall, a lot of the news from the east coast has been that thousands of the homes that were destroyed were not built on pilings and the new homes being built must use them.
Many builders from other areas have never had the fun of building a house on top of a bunch of huge poles driven into the sand and earth. Fun might not be the right word but rest assured it is not cheap.
Nationwide Homes recently delivered a home to the Outer Banks of NC for Sound and Shore Builders, a modular home builder that has experience with this foundation. For the rest of you that have never had to use them, here is a great example of how they work and why modular construction is the absolute best way to build a home on them.