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Re: [general] Why don't houses in the south have basements
I questioned the lack of basements of a business contact in Mississippi some years ago... he explained to me that the clay is very unstable... that it does, in fact, move/creep causing all kinds of foundation problems. He mentioned to me that the only homes with basements were some upscale houses where they could afford to remove the clay for a considerable distance around the foundation walls and backfill with something else more stable. I forget the distance he told me, but I think it was somewhere around 20-30 feet. For most homeowners that becomes pretty cost prohibitive. He called that particular clay Yazoo clay. I don't know how prevalent that is throughout the south, but that might have a lot to do with it.
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