A concrete pier is a foundation element suitable for many types of structures, concrete piers typically consist of a round or square concrete pillar supported at the bottom by a footer piece which serves to spread the load carried by them.
Standard concrete perimeter foundations are as solid as a rock but expensive and time consuming to construct. The concrete pier foundation is a low cost, pier foundation may be successfully used for structures ranging from a simple deck or garden shed to huge highway bridges.
Pier foundations may still be used subject to an engineer’s approval. Concrete pier foundations generally last as long and are as strong as conventional foundations.