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03/13/12
elevated culture
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Posted by: dwellius @ 6:55 pm

Working with a Civil Engineer on the coast of North Carolina, I was exposed to this common practice amongst the locals: elevate your existing structure, build a new foundation, and voila! instant two-story!  This home had been flooded multiple times over the years, and following Hurricane Irene, the owners decided it was time to rise above.

Also worth noting: the owners were still living “upstairs” as we designed the foundation that would replace this temporary structure.

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