New guy here, my name is Shawn and my wife and I are in the process of building our new home. I have been lurking here for a while and thought I would share my build with you guys. I searched the Internet wor weeks to find a house plan that I liked but the end result was with me and a piece of paper with calipers and a calculator.
The next task at hand was laying it out and drilling holes. In my area the ground is the consistency of concrete. I drilled the holes at an 8' spread north &south and 80" spread east & west
Comes out to be 49 pier holes in the ground about 3' deep
We even managed to get the kids to clean out the holes
After a lot of back and forth on the piers trying to decide what to use we decided we would use telephone poles concreted in the holes.
This is where we stand now. Waiting for some rain to clear out to set some more
I am planning on using 6x6 beams to set on top of those.