Re: Construction terminology question
I've seen a picture of these, and they look like very long thin bars standing upright, driven into the ground and completely surround the outer wall of the building, they make up the support structure for an underground construction
You did describe piles. "A driven pile is a relatively long, slender column, provided to offer support or to resist forces, made of preformed material having a predetermined shape and size that can be physically inspected prior to and during installation, which is installed by impact hammering, vibrating or pushing into the earth." http://www.piledrivers.org/.
Pile-driving is a very loud process with a pile driver grabbing the pile and driving it into the ground, similar to post-driving that is handled with hand tools (http://www.fencepostdriver.net/). "Driving" refers to the hammering motion of driving the pile or post into the ground, like driving a nail into wood when hammering it.
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