buoyant foundation

buoyant foundation

A foundation of reinforced concrete whose weight, together with that of the imposed loads, is approximately equal to the weight of the displaced soil and/or water.
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The tagline of the Buoyant Foundation Project (BFP) sums up the organization's solution to heavy floodwaters.
Built on buoyant foundations, the floating hulls enable the homes to rise up to a height of 13 feet.
There are other proven ways to mitigate a house to make it flood resistant, such as buoyant foundations or flood break walls that rise against the house as the floodwaters rise.