Posts Tagged ‘ranch style homes’

Raising Homes to Lower Risk of Flooding

July 15, 2018

The Meyerland neighborhood in Houston has flooded severely three times in five years, with 2017’s Harvey being the worst. Here is what people who want to stay in their neighborhood and their home are doing, to be safe from future floods. These are ’50’s & ’60’s era ranch-style homes.

They will add skirting around the bottom. All new construction, which tend to be larger 2-story homes, must be built up high. It’s major expensive to lift a house, so many of the ’60’s era homes have been patched up, but left on the ground. I’d say that at least 50% of the homes are still unoccupied, a year after the flood. Some have been raised, and some have been razed.

It’s Good to be Back in Meyerland Again!

March 27, 2012

Back in the ’90’s and early ’00’s, I worked in the greater Meyerland area quite a bit. Don’t know why, but I haven’t had many jobs there, comparitively, in recent years.

But lately, I’ve gotten a good number of calls there.

It feels good to be driving the familiar streets again, and getting inside the ’60’s era ranch-style homes – most with floor plans I have seen a zillion times! 🙂





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