You guys, this is why my dad is the best. He knows things about earthquakes and building houses.

And my computer totally just incepted me on taking screenshots while I’m using Parallels (I know, just…don’t worry about it), so I’m going to copy/paste his comment on my earthquake post here.

August 24, 2011 8:15 am

In Oklahoma, it’s not that the ground is too hard for basements but that the water table is too high. Dig down about six feet and seepage begins to fill the area. In recent years waterproofing concrete technology and techniques have improved and more basements are being built that will stand up to the water intrusion. New houses need a basement. Old houses need a state fair storm cellar or safe room.

This guy, he knows stuff.