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Old 08-13-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:46 PM
 
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I want to see a true basement in Florida, not one of those walk-out kind. I'd like to see it actually submerged in the earth, otherwise, it's not a basement.
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:10 AM
 
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I want to see a true basement in Florida, not one of those walk-out kind. I'd like to see it actually submerged in the earth, otherwise, it's not a basement.
That's not true, they must by code have egress to the outside. They were all like that in mountainous Asheville where we used to have a vacation home.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:55 PM
 
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In some early Intracoastal area all up and down the coast, those dockage homes and five blocks or so west of the intracoastal streets with the 3/2 1350 sq ft split level bungalow homes that have a bottom level that is three feet high of basement and four feet high of driveway/pool view (originally garage/laundry room but often converted) and up a half set of stairs to the living/dining/kitchen/master and then another half set of stairs to the other two bedrooms. they are all over deerfield, boca, lighthouse point, and delray that I have seen so i assume they are all over. In Boca there are a lot between dixie and 95. those flood back in my old neighborhood behind mizner park on the south end of 5th. i don't know about other locations but I wouldn't buy one in a low lying area.
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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That's not true, they must by code have egress to the outside. They were all like that in mountainous Asheville where we used to have a vacation home.
Well, even the homes up north have egress through the windows, but they windows are submerged in a well, but have no doors to the outside. Some older homes up north do have doors as an alternative entrance and exit, with stairs.
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
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I beleive that it is Against the Law to have basements in Florida
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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I beleive that it is Against the Law to have basements in Florida
No it's not. There are some homes with basements in my neighborhood.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Tallahassee, FL
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I beleive that it is Against the Law to have basements in Florida
I've been in a full basement (completely underground, all 4 sides) in Woodville (the st. marks trail goes through the front yard). I have no idea how the house was built with it and passing inspection, but it seems to be quite old. Walking in the main floor, you step up maybe a foot from ground level. The basement is finished, I knew a guy who lived in it. Last I heard he was trying to find a way to flush a toilet up, before his family eventually sold the house.

In the Tally area, other than that one, I've never heard of any other basement (not counting crawl spaces and walk-out basements, which my house has on a hill).
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