Flood Plain Foundation Lifting
This large home near Braes Bayou has been flooded twice in the last two years.
The owner chose to raise the home and its concrete slab foundation more than 4 feet.
Is your home in the 100-year flood plain? Unfortunately for many Texas homeowners, the answer is yes. They have received a "double whammy" of bad news. First, most homeowners do not realize that the 100-year flood plain has grown dramatically over the past twenty or even ten years. Second, parts of south east Texas are sinking - subsidence caused by pumping out large quantities of underground water.
But when I purchased my home it was NOT in the flood plain!
That is true for many homeowners, but now they ARE in the flood plain and now they ARE victims of floods and water damage. Current flood plain maps are 20 years old or older (read the Houston Chronicle story about updating the maps). And this is what they are faced with:
|♦||Flood and water damage after every major storm.|
|♦||Inability to purchase home insurance.|
|♦||Unable to meet their mortgage commitments (due to lack of insurance).|
|♦||Forced to abandon or destroy their home.|
However, there is a solution: raise the home high enough to avoid common floodwaters. Dawson Foundation Repair can raise a home as high as necessary to meet all federal, state, and local requirements. Sometimes this means raising a home and its concrete slab foundation more than 4 feet off the ground.
Do you want to know if your home is in a floodplain? You can visit the FEMA Floodplain Map site for an answer.
Other Related Foundation Repair Services
If you have foundation problems, we are here to provide you with a professional house leveling solution.
We can install a root barricade three to five feet from the exterior walls of your home.
Flood Plain Lifting
We can raise a home as high as necessary to meet all federal, state, and local requirements.
Under Slab Plumbing
We offer the best under-slab excavation and plumbing services the industry has to offer.
Call or contact us online today to discuss any of our services in more detail or to arrange a FREE Foundation inspection.