Texas Flooding ~ What to do About Erosion!

Texas Flooding ~ What to do About Erosion!

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The Texas Floods of May 2015 have wreaked havoc on our homes, our roads and our property.  Not only do the homes and roadways take a hit, many property owners are faced with serious problems of erosion. This is a very problematic situation and should be evaluated and remediated as quickly as you can.


In my own yard we are facing this issue.  At the back of our property is a huge drop-off down to a ravine. We have taken many preventive measures prior to this incredible rainfall to have under grown pipes and drains to take the water out to the ravine.  Before this historic flooding situation, these remedies have been working beautifully.Erosion 2


Because we received so much rain so very fast and hard, this drainage system couldn't keep up and therefore resulted in the terrible erosion that basically looks like a sinkhole.  If left unattended it will undoubtedly become worse and could affect the home.


If your property has experienced erosion, get someone out to evaluate it now!  Don't wait!  Take pictures and stake out where the erosion ends in case of more rain before you can get it repaired.  This will help you know the rate of erosion somewhat.


The large trees around our two eroding areas may be damaged beyond repair.  So sad to see beautiful trees affected.  More importantly, we certainly don't want to have this erosion getting anywhere near our pool or slab.


Take a look at your property and have eroding areas assessed promptly.  Erosion issues should be taken very seriously.  Let's pray for this rain to stop for awhile!  We need a break!

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Comment balloon 8 commentsPaula McDonald, Ph.D. • May 29 2015 11:56AM


The power of nature is or can be overwhelming. 

All we can do is what we can do.  Good for you for working on your area.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Thanks Lenn Harley power is the absolute right word!  So scary and tragic for all!

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) almost 5 years ago

Wow Paula, The pictures are very telling. The water is simply more than the land can handle causing it to just buckle and erode. I hope this is the extend of the damage caused on your property as a result of all the rain.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 5 years ago

Good advice for a tough situation, Paula.  There's not a whole lot you can do until the rain stops and then get the experts out there to help.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 5 years ago

I wonder if the state will also  offer homeowners any assistance  to help with this impending problem and  with mold issues that  will arise as a result of floods .

Posted by Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker - (Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229) almost 5 years ago

Just look at the grand canyon to see what moving water can do.  Hopefully it will help people to know where water goes and take steps to divert away from foundations.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 5 years ago

Water can do so much damage.  Hope you can get some relief from the rains.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 5 years ago

In the 1980s, the greater Sacramento area had a deluge of storms and flooding. In certain areas, especially where hillsides were present, I still remember the erosion and damage caused by avulsion.  

I hope Texas gets some needed relief from the storms.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 5 years ago

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