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I'm starting a house in Burke County NC on the shore of Lake James.
The house is permitted to be set back from the shore of the lake by only 65ft.
The property is 2.5 acres and descends 100ft from the entry road to the waterline.
The slope from the waterline is gradual for about 125ft, but after that rises sharply, so there will be a lot of water coming down hill in storms.
Of course I'm thinking foundations right off the bat and wondering if anybody here has this kind of experience.
I'm in the process of finding out where bedrock is and where the water table is.
I'm looking for data in government bodies for soil compression strength too.
I'm considering piles.
No Wright house close to a lake shore comes immediately to mind ...?
Is there one?
- Staley - Madison, OH
- Graycliff - Derby, NY
- Pew - Madison, WI
- Hoffman - Rye, NY (though, it's on a bay)
- Fred B. Jones - Delavan, WI (and, the other homes nearby)
- La Fond - St. Joseph, MN
- Hardy - Racine, WI
- Peterson - Lake Delton, WI
- Borah - Barrington Hills, IL