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Hi, Just wondering if it would be safe to build an earthbag shed-storage building next to a creek. I've already constructed a tiny-house, etc. on various decks 3.5 ft off the ground. Is it possible to build a solid foundation which will keep out water in case of a flood?
If so, it would also be interesting to line the underside of my deck(s) with earthbags -- to use as a basement area...
Just wondering about possibilities...
 
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John Russey wrote:Hi, Just wondering if it would be safe to build an earthbag shed-storage building next to a creek. I've already constructed a tiny-house, etc. on various decks 3.5 ft off the ground. Is it possible to build a solid foundation which will keep out water in case of a flood?
If so, it would also be interesting to line the underside of my deck(s) with earthbags -- to use as a basement area...
Just wondering about possibilities...


I think that earthbags would be a great choice for building near a creek. Think of how common sandbags are used to protect structures against flooding. A good rubble trench foundation and then filling several courses of bags with gravel can deal with flood waters. This might not keep water from infiltrating into the shed but it would at least save the building.
 
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