100 years of events, 50-year events and 20 years of events are concepts, most have now become familiar with. Storm surge and high water has damaged many local houses, which are close to the surface of the sea.
But Lars Pape from Hygind black smith at Western have been a good idea to prevent water damage and the hassle with the insurance. He has climate-proofed its cottage - simply by raising it.
- last week was the water here, " says Lars Pape, and the point just under the door to his cottage.
Storm surge causes problems for the houses close by the water, and it is tiresome to clean up and contend with the insurance, when the home is under water. It tried Lars Pape in 2016, when his cottage at Føns was exposed to a 100 year event.
- When about 30 centimetres of water in our cottage. With that in mind, I took hold of the municipality and asked if I could be allowed to raise it, " says Lars Pape.
Lars Pape is a blacksmith, so he devised his own construction.
- It is the kind of thing you can as a blacksmith, smiles.
the Whole cottage has been put on a steel structure, which has been raised 30 cemtimeter of the old level.
Lars Pape has made beams of steel that goes across and lengthwise under the house. They are bolted together, and then the frame has been mounted under the house that has been lifted with the jack in all four corners. Finally there's been bolted legs on the frame, and they are cast down into the foundations of the concrete. Simple and effective.
Last week, when stormfloden hit the island of Funen, was the area where Lars Pape has his cottage one large lake. Several homes had water in, but Lars Pape's design to save him for yet another water damage.
He has even mounted its own prototype, and he estimates that he'll be able to create similar solutions for other for 50 to 60,000 dollars. A good investment, he believes himself.
- You have a problem, if you get water damage the right many times, and the insurance must check over. So it is not long before the deductibles are up at the same amount as it costs to raise the house, " says Lars Pape.
See Strandby at the Odense Fjord, it is the citizens gradually became accustomed to the threatening waters, and they help each other to remain tørskoede.
But Lars Pape has opted for a more permanent solution, for the concept of the 100-year event think he is not in the future.
- If not, we get something done about the climate, is what you call a 100-year event now, about a hundred years, an event that happens every year. It, we had too good a week ago, was a 20-year event. There we were lucky that we had managed to raise our house, so the water just not able to get into the house, " says Lars Pape.
Lars Pape has already received inquiries from people who are interested in raising their houses. It is, however, not all houses, you can raise as Lars Pape has done. Only less houses that stand on the punktfundamenter, can be raised with Lars Pape's method.