Hurricane-proof House

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Steve (in snipped-for-privacy@corp.supernews.com) said:
| A boat on a foundation. It would break away and float in the event | that the water got too high. Or one on pilings high enough to | withstand Katrina
You mean like one of those big casino boats?
-- Morris Dovey DeSoto Solar DeSoto, Iowa USA http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto/solar.html
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Why have a foundation?

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It makes it easier to figure out where to park the house, it keeps the house from sinking wandering around during normal weather, it keeps the wooden bits away from the wood-eating dirt, and it gives you a fixed point to which you can anchor your utilities.
--Goedjn
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Goedjn wrote:

.... and provides an attractive launching pad.
Notan
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"Goedjn"> wrote

Well, if you built a concrete boat with a flat bottom.....
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Possible, but I'd think it would be easier, cheaper, and less of a shock to the local code inspector if you build a concrete cellar... no this is N'Orleans, so there is no cellar.. I'm still voting for a concrete perimeter foundation, 12" above grade, with a 24" sealed "barge" platform as the ground floor. that gives you a displacement of 2cuft per square-foot or area, which means a total building+occupancy weight of around 120psf.. so you're limited to heavy 1-story buildings, or light 2-story ones. When you outgrow the house, though, you can jack the whole thing up 10', and build a (floodable) ground floor underneath, on the existing footings.
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"The length of the Ark shall be 300 cubits, the breadth of it 50 cubits, and the height of it 30 cubits. A window shall thou make to the Ark and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above." - God

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"Cherokee-Ltd"> wrote

Tell god to transfer all that stuff into standard architectural dimensions, please. Thanks, Mgt.
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Don wrote:

Metric?
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"Cato"> wrote

Sure, thats better than that biblical stuff.
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Don wrote:

I don't know, at least there was always a standard at hand (so to speak)... :)
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heh-heh
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What you do is build a elivated structure with parking underneath. then you run pre-cast beam between a poured concrete wall. the home is then concrete walls in a tilt up fashon. no woood other than the cabinet's , doors and trim would be wood. you'll have to build over the water level of the flood. the parking level under the structure is the only way you'll get pass the codes, since it is uninhabitable space. Nehmo Wrote:

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