Raised ground floor level
The ground floor level of new buildings can be constructed in such a way that it is raised above expected flood levels. To achieve this, the following methods (among others) are available: 1. building on solid block foundations 2. raising the building on pillars 3. building on backfilled foundations What all designs have in common is that – as a rule – there is no cellar.
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- Amt der Oberösterreichischen Landesregierung (2015): Hangwassermanagement Maßnahmenkatalog [management of pluvial floods catalogue of measures] (unpublished brochure, online version accessible at URL: https://www.land-oberoesterreich.gv.at/222593.htm): hangwassergeschütztes Bauen
Yvonne Spira, Umweltbundesamt