The room addition on our river cabin

Project by Janice posted 12-13-2009 10:51 PM 2899 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We started this in March of 07. Then in March of 08 we had a major flood and another one that September. The river got in the lower cabin both times, about 2 feet deep. What a mess that was! We were lucky this year, but it got pretty high several times. The old cabin has been flooded probably 10 or 12 times in 50+ years and it’s still standing. We have redone the closed in porch about 5 years ago, but we need to gut the whole cabin downstaris. New windows and everything, inside and out.

-- Janice

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posted 12-24-2009 11:20 PM

I hope you put plenty of concrete in those post.

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posted 04-02-2010 05:58 AM

What river is that?

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posted 04-07-2010 03:58 AM

It’s the Gasconade River in Missouri. Where only about 2 miles from the Missouri River.

-- Janice

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posted 04-08-2010 01:24 AM

hey i suggest you as a1Jim suggested you in his post.



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posted 04-08-2010 02:00 AM

Oh yeah, they’re 4 feet in the ground and concrete. Our old cabin has never went anywhere yet in 50 years and there wasn’t any concrete in those. We’re on a road with 25 cabins. In 82 the river was flooding and it was all head water and knocked the neighbors cabin off the stilts. A tree kept it from hitting our cabin. That year it did take out 4 cabins, but not ours. Lucky I guess.

-- Janice

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