Tag: soil movement

Home Insurance and the Disappearing Back Yard

Homeowner’s in Frisco finds themselves caught between a rock and a hard place as they wait for their homeowners association and neighborhood developer to decide who’s responsible for the collapsing slope behind his home. It also raises a question of what their home insurance policy covers and doesn’t cover.

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Home Insurance and Soil Movement

There are 20 homes in Carrollton, Texas on Barclay Drive which back up to Dudley Branch Creek. The retaining wall behind the homes is failing causing the lots to sink as the soil begins to move downhill toward the creek. Some of the residents have filed a lawsuit against the city of Carrollton saying it’s responsible for repairing the retaining wall while the city contends it’s the homeowners’ responsibility to repair the wall. The estimated cost to repair the wall is $3 million. Home insurance won’t help the homeowners either.

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