Can people in Louisiana have basements?

I have always been told that they cannot because of the ground (or something like that)?

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    basements in louisiana are called inground pools

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Due to New Orleans', and Louisiana's high water table, its architecture is built on structural piers or piles driven into the ground - the same construction techniques utilized to build the ancient city of Venice. There are no basements and even the cemeteries are built above ground.

  • 5 years ago

    our ground is wet enough that you can walk a path one day and come back the next and there will be a hole where the ground sank. I've stepped in a few sinkholes that just appeared overnight. so no basements you'd either have an indoor pool or your house would just partially sink

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you can afford to power a Water Pump 24-7, sure.

    • anita5 years agoReport

      apparently that doesn't necessarily work.. in New orleans there's one plantation house with a basement that has sump pumps.. Katrina knocked out the electricity and voila indoor swimming pool

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  • 1 decade ago

    The water table is too high. Even the cemeteries have to bury people above ground in masoleums.

  • 4 years ago

    use a mini fridge set to a slightly warmer temp introduce another type of worm or cricket and see what they do .

  • delta
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Lots of valid answers already for this

  • 1 decade ago

    no you would have a lot of flooding

  • gertie
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    thankyou everyone for the answers!

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