There are several types of pile foundation available to use for a particular project. Few factors influence the selection of a particular type of pile foundation. These factors are noted below-

  1. Type and loads from the superstructure.
  2. Properties of soil.
  3. The depth of the soil layer capable of supporting the piles.
  4. Variations in length of pile required. 
  5. Availability of materials.
  6. Durability required.
  7. Available equipment for pile driving.
  8. Budget.
  9. The depth of water level and intensity of underground water flow.
  10. Types of surrounding structures.