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Pier and Beam foundation using Helical Piers

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The original inspiration for the House of CARDS came from the Solar Decathlon rules, which forbade a permanent installation such as a concrete slab. We chose a pier and beam foundation, using helical piers. Helical piers are a screw anchor, driven into stable soil until the required load capacity is reached. The piers are then cut off level, and brackets added to the top, and beams are placed in the brackets.