U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
 [Register]
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary The Triangle Area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-18-2007, 03:31 PM
 
330 posts, read 1,749,674 times
Reputation: 131

Advertisements

Thanks for the response!

So where would you say is the least likely area of Raleigh to flood? Apex?

Thanks.



Quote:
Originally Posted by RaleighRob View Post
Partially the soil...it doesn't drain fast. Also it's mostly red clay here, which is harder to dig deep in. (And don't get me started on erosion and sediment issues.)
If you're building a new home, whether or not you get a basement, I highly recommend you work with the construction people to do whatever they can to save as much of the topsoil as humanly possible!! Otherwise, you're gonna have rivers of red mud everytime there's a storm...and you'll never get anything to grow on it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-18-2007, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
842 posts, read 2,898,082 times
Reputation: 377
Basements simply aren't popular here. It's a regional thing.

I know in Pennsylvania, basements are popular, and they get flooded all the time up there (same issues with clay soils, etc...). So flooding isn't much of a deterrent up there.

I used to live in Northern Michigan, and nobody had basements there either. (Nobody had decks there either....that seems to be another regional preference.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2007, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
842 posts, read 2,898,082 times
Reputation: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by amsm196 View Post
Thanks for the response!

So where would you say is the least likely area of Raleigh to flood? Apex?

Thanks.
Since Raleigh is in the Piedmont (and the Piedmont by definition is rolling hills), there is no widespread flooding problem here. This is in contrast to areas farther east, such as Tarboro, where the entire town was flooded during hurricanes Dennis and Floyd.

Around here, flooding occurs in localized areas around creeks and streams (Crabtree valley being the most notorious). So you need to pay attention to the 100 and 500 year flood zones. Those can be found in detail here...
http://www.ncfloodmaps.com/
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top