PROTECTING YOUR HOME DURING THE RAINY SEASON
Author: Nick Halverson
Anyone who owns a home in the area should remember that not so long before modern roads and developments and logging, this area was a vast and untouched tropical rainforest. What does it mean to own a property in a rainforest?
Keep in mind that the region receives between 120 - 160 inches (that’s between 10 - 13 FEET of water!!). By contrast, Denver, Colorado, receives around 80 inches of snow in a typical winter season. How your property handles that much water is often overlooked in the excitement of purchasing a property. My company, Osa Property Management, frequently gets involved after a property is bought, and we need to put together a plan to help protect a property from further damage caused by water.
Also, the solution that worked in the past may no longer work due to shifting land, broken drainage, blocked drainage, or other factors. Land can shift due to earthquakes, changes in landscape design, or a deluge of water. Failure to address water mitigation issues may damage structures or landslides that have very costly solutions to repair.
|Tips for protecting your home: |
|Do not wait until the water mitigation is a problem. The solution can be much more expensive than it would have been having the issue been resolved earlier. When erosion issues become a problem, the cost to fix and repair can run into the $10,000s. If done early enough, a plan can be built in stages, thereby spreading out the cost over a couple of years versus all at once. |
Please contact Osa Property Management if you have any questions about your current water mitigation design on your property. We can provide a no-obligation quote.
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