Buoyant foundation | Article about buoyant foundation by The Free Dictionary
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.