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Old 04-01-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Miami
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The only "basement" I have ever seen in South Florida was after a drug bust.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:43 PM
 
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no I am not I saw a bunch of them in an area too. I am not sure exactly where but its not that far from brandsmart if my memory serves me correctly. Also I had some relatives who lived in Miami they had a basement.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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You're referring to Miami County, OH, right?
There is really a section of Miami that is fairly high above the ground where you can have basements. Like around Brickell/The Roads and parts of Coconut Grove. It's all on a natural feature called "Brickell Hammock". There are other "hammocks" in Dade County where you can probably do the same. I remember seeing basements in Highland Beach, Palm Beach County too.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I have a friend with a partial basement off sw 27 Avenue. Another family I know of in Coral Gables has a basement. There are also basement parking garages in the downtown and grove areas, but those below the water level are frought with problems. it takes a pump and a sump to prevent them filling with water.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:07 AM
 
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Then there is the radon gas issue....in areas that have a lot of phosphate substrata, which is pretty much most of peninsular Florida until you get to the aforementioned coral farther south.

Areas of higher ground in parts of northern Florida and especially in the hilly areas of the Panhandle permit basements, though.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:31 AM
 
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There were some basements in Dade City, where we used to live, and there are basements here in Lakeland. Dade City and Lakeland are on high ground for Florida - almost 200 ft. above sea level.

Tampa has a few also, and all the old downtown store buildings had deep basement levels.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:22 AM
 
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There were some basements in Dade City, where we used to live, and there are basements here in Lakeland. Dade City and Lakeland are on high ground for Florida - almost 200 ft. above sea level.

Tampa has a few also, and all the old downtown store buildings had deep basement levels.

Around Brooksville and Spring Hill too...
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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My question is why cant the build ABOVE ground basements like they do in Georgia and other locations. I have see basements in GA where you just walk out to the backyard. To the OP, pay no attention to those who laughed at your question, I have always wondered the same thing myself but never bothered to ask! I am shocked to find out though that Miami is higher above sea level than the other counties.
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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My question is why cant the build ABOVE ground basements like they do in Georgia and other locations. I have see basements in GA where you just walk out to the backyard. To the OP, pay no attention to those who laughed at your question, I have always wondered the same thing myself but never bothered to ask! I am shocked to find out though that Miami is higher above sea level than the other counties.
Probably because it's flat as a pancake here and lots are too tiny to fill and slope. While Miami the city may be higher, the rest of the county is often filled-in swamp.
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Basements can be found in the whole state, depends on your location and water table. I have a friend in Crestview that has one and another friend in Bonifay also has one...
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