Comment of the Day: When Swamp Life Gives You Swamp Lemons

COMMENT OF THE DAY: WHEN SWAMP LIFE GIVES YOU SWAMP LEMONS “I guess it’s a ‘turning lemons into lemonade’ thing. When you live in a swamp, you may as well excavate enough fill to raise the houses above sea level, then turn the excavated surrounding lands into moats around your McCastles.” [J.V., commenting on Favorite Houston Design Cliché: Vote for One of These Official Nominees]

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  • J.V.,

    This is extremely common in Louisiana. It’s also good land use since you are mitigating to fill being placed above ground by excavating below.