my next door neighbor lifted his house up

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  1. 33db

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    Looking for his keys.
     
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    No, it's just, ahem, gentrification of the area. We're at a high elevation, West Seattle is on a peninsula(?). So, no flooding, but we could slide down the hill in a hundred year Earthquake I suppose.
     
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    LMAO
     
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    Rotating his house?
     
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    A variation of the late 60s, early 70s saying...sit in it and spin?
     
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    Can he set a ball on the floor and watch it roll? :whistling:
     
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    I put a house on stilts when I was in high school. Wow. What a project. You gotta love that floorplan. Lol
     
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    What is this "basement" thing of which you speak?

    Seriously... West coast, our heating is mostly natural gas or electric, some are on propane.
    I've never lived in a house with a basement. Couple with crawl spaces under a wooden floor, the rest have been slab on the ground.

    I don't even know anyone who has an actual basement... maybe a "game room" that's under a bedroom on a split-level where that area is a half-floor down from the main level due to a sloping back yard.

    But actual stand-up enclosed basements that can be finished off into a living area? Pretty much unheard of on coastal California, probably the same in Washington and Oregon.

    A few houses built before 1960 might have bomb shelters in the back yard ;)
     
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    He must be really strong :D
     
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    We have a basement, but I think it's because we are on a steep incline. Most houses around me do not. My deck is first floor level, and I look down on my back yard.

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    Very lush.

    Is that a weeping cherry?
     
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    Thanks. It was a neglected rental when I moved in. There are two crab apple trees there.
     
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    A few people I know who bought older houses have jacked them up and added 4 courses of Cinderblocks to make the basement 9ft ceilings.

    Pretty common thing to do.

    Not only does it give some good height, but it allows much more natural light enter through larger windows ( or egress windows so you can put legal bedrooms in the basement.).



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    Wow! Here, going up to extend is common, so you get more living space and don't sacrifice garden space, but it tends to be on top of existing house, not raise the old one in the air!!
     
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    he must have gotten bored with modding strats and now does houses.