I was recently talking with an out-of state friend who was visiting us. He told me if he were to move to Dallas, he would want to find a home for sale with a basement.
Homes with basements are very uncommon in the Dallas area so I asked him about his reasoning. He had visited Dallas a couple of years ago. During his visit, we had one of our typical spring thunderstorms and those storms produced a couple of tornadoes in the area.
It’s difficult to find newer homes that are built with basements although we do see the occasional wine cellar.
The expansive clay soil in the Dallas area makes it structurally difficult and cost prohibitive to build a home with a basement. If you’re worried about tornadoes, special tornado shelters can be built offering homeowners a place to retreat from the storms.
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