Bored piers are commonly used as a foundation solution when the ground conditions are considered fair to good (where there is no threat of shallow water table, where soils are cohesive, where rock and spoil removal isn’t a problematic or costly exercise etc.). They are generally required to support structures where there are weak soils near the surface, or when loads are very high. In addition to supporting structures, bored piers are used to anchor buildings or substantial complexes against uplift forces and to assist structures in resisting lateral and overturning forces.