Dealing with a High Water Table
|To deal with an unusually high water table, the home was built on the surface and covered with dirt dug from the front yard. The hole that resulted quickly filled from the ground water to make a private pond.|
|The home itself is kept dry by the insulation/watershed umbrella. Here the perimeter drainage is shown.
|These features are explained in the book Passive Annual Heat Storage, Improving the Design of Earth Shelters available from this web site.|