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If houses are going to be built on known flood plains or low lying areas, why aren't they built on stilts?

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Discus Ted 
Asked at 2010.09.25 02:39:29
Is there a reason for not doing so?
answer mad  Answered at 2010.09.25 02:39:29
It sounds so sensible - also, what about the sort of houses you often see in France, where the ground floor is garage and storage, and the living quarters are on the first floor? I have also seen, in some low lying areas near the sea, houses surrounded by a strong wall about 4 feet high, with a gate which can become a water proof barrier, so that the house is protected from flooding. There would appear to be so much more that could be done to protect homes from flooding.
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