But didn’t a house built on stilts just float away in 2002? Yes, but it wasn’t an Ark House. The stilts must extend up to the roof. The Ark House floats, so if the water gets higher than planned, it’s no problem! Properly designed, an Ark House should withstand a flood! And that saves money!
But aren’t they too expensive? Ark Houses typically add $12,000 to the cost of a house However, this is much less expensive than replacing a flooded house. And consider the savings in psychological stress!
Properly constructed, Ark Houses will withstand a flood
Credits Comal County Engineers’ Office http://www.cceo.org/ http://www.cceo.org/ The Ark House homepage http://homepages.tig.com.au/~projectx/d efault.htm http://homepages.tig.com.au/~projectx/d efault.htm