Our expertise lies in building homes in flood-prone areas, where the risk of damage is high

At Ondra Home Building, we have been serving the Gulf Coast area for over 18 years, and during this time, we have built dozens of homes in flood-prone areas. Our homes have been tested by tropical storms and hurricanes, and they have all proven to be resilient and durable. As a company, we take pride in our expertise in building homes in flood-prone areas, and we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional knowledge, methods, and quality work.

Main benefits of piling solution

Resilient foundation

Our pilings solution provides a strong foundation that can withstand harsh weather conditions such as hurricanes, floods, and storms.

Enhanced safety

By elevating the home above the ground, our pilings solution reduces the risk of flooding and water damage, making your home safer for you and your family


Our pilings solution provides improved insulation and ventilation, which helps to reduce energy consumption and lower your utility bills.


Building homes on elevated pilings can be a cost-effective solution, especially in flood-prone areas where traditional foundation options may not be viable

Types of pilings

Concrete pilings

Concrete pilings are a popular option for building homes in flood-prone areas. They are strong and durable, and they can be installed deep into the ground to provide a stable foundation for the home.

Wood pilings

Wood pilings are commonly used in coastal areas to build homes. They are cost-effective and easy to install, and they can be treated to resist decay and damage from insects and other pests.

Steel pilings

Steel pilings are another option for building homes in flood-prone areas. They are durable and can be driven deep into the ground to provide a strong foundation for the home

Composite pilings

Composite pilings are made from a combination of materials such as fiberglass, plastic, and resin. They are lightweight, strong, and durable, and they can be used in both freshwater and saltwater environments.

At Ondra Home Building, we have extensive experience in building homes on various types of pilings. Our team of professionals can help homeowners choose the best type of piling for their specific needs and ensure that the home is built to the highest standards of quality and safety.

The FEMA flood map

This online tool allows users to search for flood maps and view the level of flood risk in a particular area. The FEMA Flood Map Service Center provides up-to-date information on flood zones and can help homeowners and builders make informed decisions about building in flood-prone areas.

Here are some frequently asked questions about pilings

What are the benefits of building a home on elevated pilings?

Answer: Building homes on elevated pilings provides enhanced safety, improved insulation, and ventilation, reduced energy consumption, and cost-effectiveness.

How high should the pilings be?

Answer: The height of the pilings depends on various factors such as the flood zone, local building codes, and the design of the home.

Can I customize the design of my home built on pilings?

Answer: Yes, at Ondra Home Building, we offer custom home designs that can be tailored to meet your unique preferences and needs.

How long does it take to build a home on pilings?

Answer: The time required to build a home on pilings varies depending on various factors such as the size and complexity of the home, site conditions, and weather. Our team will provide you with a realistic timeline once the design and construction plans are finalized.