In addition to being safe, sturdy and weather resistant – Monolithic domes are extremely cheap, easy to build, and energy efficient. They are fire-resistant, mold-resistant and impervious to rot. They’ve become the building type of choice in disaster relief areas, as they can often be erected in a couple of weeks with minimal materials and resources.
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Try to keep your basement or crawl space dry with a more-than-basic drainage and sump pump system. Create redundancy in the system with two drain tile layers as well as battery backup, or better yet, have sump pumps backed with emergency power.
Foam Flood-Proofing A local man who was trying to prevent a flood from filling his house sealed his door and basement windows with a can of spray-foam insulation. There will be some cleanup to unseal the door, but the foam did stop water that rose 40 inches high.
This elevated two-story home on the coast of South Carolina was built on pilings with breakaway flood walls on the ground level. It was designed to be hurricane-proof and features floor-to-ceiling windows and wrap-around decks on both living levels, making it the perfect beach house. View our online elevated hurricane home designs - http://www.topsiderhomes.com/piling-pier-stilt-house-hurricane-home-plans.php #topsiderhomes #hurricanehomes #homedesigns #elevatedhomes #stilthomes