For a house in humid climates, a pier foundation is the best and easy to construct foundations for your house. It is also suitable for Lake House or a house on the beach. Pier foundation or a beam foundation is the foundation that lifts the house from the ground. It uses pier as the support of the foundation. This kind of foundation is also easier to build compared to other types of foundation like basement foundation, crawlspace foundation or slab foundation. This foundation is good for house with light materials. Usually this kind of house is followed by wood flooring and walls, however some of the house with concrete pier foundation can support heavier house. It simply depends on how big and strong the foundation is.
You can use pier foundation as an option of a house foundation in the area where the water table is high. The pier foundation will give you nonconventional design of house because the house that will be built on the foundation is several inches above the ground. Pier foundation is not only used for house foundation but it can also be used in piers for the streets above the water.