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5 Things To Consider When Choosing House Pilings
[Posted on January 14th, 2016 by Aaron Presley]
Certain geographic areas present unique challenges when building a home. In areas that are prone to flooding, that have loose or sandy topsoil, or that are swampy, house pilings are often driven into the ground to reach more stable soil or bedrock, and the house is constructed on top of the pilings. This raises the house above the typical flood line, protecting it from damage during major storms or other flooding events.
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