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Old September 5 2013, 12:53 PM   #24
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Re: Getting it in the house

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I built homes with Habitat for Humanity in Oklahoma once, and was amazed that none of them even had basements! I couldn't wrap my head around that. Where are you supposed to take cover?!
I volunteered for them now and again when I was younger, and those Habitat homes were pretty bare bones. I don't doubt the need for one at all, but let's face it.. excavating a basement then building on top of it is a large expense.
Try excavating a basement out from under an existing house. By hand. The house still tilts a bit.

On the other hand, we did build an outside entrance while we were at it, so at least we can get new appliances in without too much trouble.
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