<< I would really like to use piers because of the ease of installing them ( I
can do it in a day with a post hole digger, instead of having to excavate
below the frost line) >>
You know that a pier without a footing, and above the frost line is going to
move up and down with every seasonal change, don''t you?
Before you decide on the best way to build, why not consult your local building
codes? You will have to get permits and submit plans anyway, and codes really
have a lot of common sense content.
Consider using something like Big Foot piers with cast in footings to save time
and money. Web site at www.bigfootsystems.com. HTH