Record Rain in Lubbock, Amarillo and Nearby Areas
In 2021 there has been a dramatic amount of rainfall in Lubbock, Amarillo, and other nearby areas. This has resulted in floods, unexpected weather events like tornados, hail storms, and dust storms, and also several instances where foundation damage can occur.
Flooding in particular can create serious issues for foundations. What is even a larger pain? Most homeowners insurance policies DO NOT cover foundation damage caused by external floods (floods not caused by internal plumbing).
While WTX Foundation Repair recommends purchasing supplemental flooding insurance for your existing homeowner’s policy, we understand that it does not make sense for every house when risk vs cost is assessed.
Do you live in an area that is not prone to flooding, but the recent rainfall has you worried it could cause damage to your home’s foundation?
There are other options that can be implemented to mitigate the risk of foundation damage from flooding.
External Risk Mitigation
Yard Drainage systems can not only help save your beautiful green lawn from standing water but also protect your home’s foundation from potentially catastrophic damage.
There are many different yard drainage systems that exist. These range from the obvious such as creating clear paths for water to drain from your yard to the more advanced such as in-ground drainage systems.
These systems ensure that water is pumped through underground channels out of the problematic, low-lying areas around your yard. When water is not removed, it can leak under the soil of a foundation and cause displacement. It can also penetrate existing cracks, exacerbating their strain on a foundation.
Waterproofing and Sub-Pumps
Waterproofing your concrete foundation can help it stand up against heavy, atypical rainfall, and the use of a sub-pump helps ensure that your home’s basement does not flood from invasive water.
Contact WTX Foundation Repair today to learn more about risk mitigation, and how to fix water-damaged home foundations.