The recent flooding on the east coast has small towns in South Carolina scrambling for higher ground, but along the coastline are huge pier posts emerging from the flooding waters to welcome home the displaced. Pier posts have an important job to do when it comes to water and Mother Nature. Shipping docks, fishing docks, piers, etc., are all supported by monstrous pier posts that extend several feet below the surface of the water. The pier posts look like large telephone poles that are driven deep in the water and tethered together with heavy rope. Once the pier posts are placed, people are able to build docks and ramps and attach them to the pier posts. With the added support of other pier posts and heavy rope, simple boat docks can be changed over to larger shipping docks and longer fishing piers.