Grew up in East Tennessee ... everybody had a basement.
Live in Middle Tennessee ... way tooo costly for most people to have basements ... ground is too rocky.
I would have thought the problem in Texas would have been sand and not rock. Shows you how much I know.
I love my unfinished partial daylight basement. We have the water heater and furnace in the crawlspace, so the basement is good for lots of storage now and finishing later on. It's plumbed for a full bath too. Our laundry is on the main level so we don't have to carry clothes up and down stairs. Our basement has been waterproofed (and a french drain), and we haven't had problems with water. We keep a dehumidifier down there now since it is not finished.
No basements here, but LOTS of self-storage facilities.
Can't help remembering "a certain rich man" when I drive by. :o
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