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Buy A House Near Rock Fall Concerns? What To Know

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If you've purchased a home that is near a hill and you know there are debris and rock fall problems, you want to be progressive so you don't have an unexpected issue and damages to worry about. There are a lot of different things you can do to protect your home and your property, and you'll need some professional help to get the most protection possible. Here are a few things you'll want to consider to stop the rock fall, and you may have to contact the local authorities before installment.

Soil Stabilization

A company can come and add soil to the current area to help make the ground bind together more easily. Soil stabilization may include clay and other sticky soil compositions to make sure that the ground is rock hard or solidified, and then you don't have to worry about soil and rocks sliding down the yard into you property. You may need to get a permit from the city to do this.

Rock Net

After the soil stabilization process has been completed by the experts, you can have rock netting installed around the area. From the top of the hill to the bottom, or where there is the loosest rock to worry about, you will stake netting in the ground. This netting will hold the rocks and the soil into place so they don't get loose or fall, while still allowing the plants and the wildlife to grow as needed. There are different sizes and different types of nets for different terrain.

Privacy Fencing

Privacy fencing at the base of your yard will help stop boulders and rocks from passing down the hill and then onto your property or onto your house. You'll want to talk with the fencing experts to see how high it needs to be for the best protection, and if they think you should use metal, vinyl or another material for the fence.

Protecting your home with these different methods isn't just going to make you feel safer about the rock fall issues, but it could also help lower your homeowners insurance. Insurance companies are sometimes willing to offer discounts to those who take extreme measures to protect the home. Talk with the right experts to have this done right away, and make sure that you have rock fall coverage on your homeowners insurance policy in case something does happen and you have damage. 

For help with soil stabilization, contact a company such as Geotech Solutions Inc.