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Is it easy to understand raising a house that was flooded?

Asked by flo (12904points) April 25th, 2019

Is the whole idea amazing? And how about the cost?
“The typical cost range for raising a foundation is $2,860 and $8,685. The national average is $5,767”
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If it is so easy and inexpensive why would municpalities offer hundreds of thousands of dollars to homeowners for their houses (to demolish them and turn the land into park etc.) ?

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zenvelo's avatar

If it is so easy, why….. Please show where one alternative is chosen over the other.

One can’t just raise the foundation, the house still needs to be fully restored which costs a lot more money. And the location may not be suitable for restoration or for raising the foundation to be enough to avoid another flood.

mightym's avatar

Why not build a house on stilts? The next time there is a flood, you will high and dry.

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