If you have ever visited the Louisiana Lowcountry or another Beach or Coastal area, you may have seen house designs that appear to be on "stilts." These home plans are pier built homes. Homes that have pier foundations have a grid system of girders (beams), piers, and footings to elevate the structure of the home above the ground plane or grade. The piers serve as columns for the structure. Lifting the house plan well above the ground in a beach or coastal region or Lowcountry region is wise to prevent possible flood damage. This type of foundation is economical to construct. But, keep in mind, floor insulation is critical when building home designs like these.
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House Plans and More has a wonderful collection of house plans with pier foundations. We offer detailed floor plans that allow the buyer to visualize the look and feel of the entrie house. With a wide variety of pier home plans, we are sure that you will find the perfect house plan to fit your needs and style.
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