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RE: Drilled piers vs piles

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"Crawl space," yes. Void Boxes under grade beams, absolutely not.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, TX, USA
Phone (281) 492-2251
FAX (281) 492-8203
email bill(--nospam--at)

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian K. Smith [mailto:smithegr(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 3:40 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Drilled piers vs piles

        Why not what?  Why do they not use them anymore?  I can't say for
maybe Bill can help us.  I have reviewed plans by other engineers from
around the Houston area, and they used a full crawl space foundation,
drilled piers with formed grade beams and a sub-surface drainage system
consisting of trenches.

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