This is all new to me, so bear with me. I want to put a home on a piece of land in the lowcountry of SC on the savannah river. Every ten or fifteen years a quarter of the lot will be under a foot of water for three or four weeks. I want the home to be 6 to 8 feet off the ground. Will a sonotube foundation suffice? What type of foundation would is most affordable? Are there any sort of videos that would show this type of foundation being installed? I have a septic permit so the soil passed a perk test, if that helps. The foundation would be 24x32.
Any information is appreciated.
In addition and this is much more of just an idea type process to take to your contractor or engineer is to look at other homes in the area and see how they are built.
When I say area, on the river where part of the land may flood similar to your property.
I have done it but not sure if I want to say it is a good idea, I have knocked on peoples front door, introduced my self, completemented on something in there yard and then said do you mind if I ask a few questions, I would love to do something similar.
Something along those lines.
But like the previous post says, talk to a qualified person in your area