Home Insurance. Thursday , March 01st , 2018 - 12:11:04 PM
Don’t put off grading your yard if you notice signs of bad drainage. Repairing your landscaping and the foundation of your house will prove to be much more expensive than fixing the immediate drainage problem, and once it’s fixed, you could make your house worth more. Grading will help you sleep better at night when that next thunderstorm rolls in, because you’ll know the water will be successfully diverted away from your house.
In grading, you measure the slope of your yard and put grass down on top of the finished product to secure your new soil in place. The goal is to give water a place to run that will hold up long-term and protect your house’s foundation. By taking care of the issue yourself, you’ll learn how to lay seed or sod, which will make you more knowledgeable about taking care of that grass as it grows.
Most homeowner insurance policies for coastal properties now have separate deductibles for damage caused by hurricanes, and the amounts are usually based on a percentage of the home’s insured value, rather than a flat dollar fee. Details of a policy’s hurricane deductible will typically be explained on the policy’s “declarations” page. Ms. Bach suggests that consumers call their insurance agent if they don’t fully understand what their policy requires, so they can plan for out-of-pocket costs in the event of a storm.
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