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Blogs in August 2020

What is a 100-year floodplain and why does it matter? You may be surprised to learn its definition! Learn about 100-year floods and floodplain management.

A 100-year flood may sound like a new action-adventure movie from Hollywood, but it is, in fact, a real-life flood event that has a slightly misleading name. 100-year floods are strong, damaging events that often come with little to no warning.

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A floodplain is a low-lying area where a waterway may overflow. Learn about floodplain zones and the difference between a floodway and a floodplain.

Is it risky to live on a floodplain? (Possibly!) What should you do if you do? (Buy flood insurance and more.) How were floodplains created? What benefits do they offer to the natural world and its inhabitants? If you have questions about floodplains, you’ll find your answers here.

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Damaged stucco? A crack can become a conduit for water damage and a leak is even worse! Learn about stucco water damage and how to repair water-damaged stucco.

Stucco is an attractive, durable building material. It’s available in a variety of finishes and colors and is resistant (though not impervious) to many threats. In fact, a stucco finish can last as long as 100 years! But, like all materials, stucco is susceptible to...Read more

Uh-oh, has your ceiling sprung a leak? Water leaking through a ceiling is never ok! Learn how to stop water from leaking through the ceiling.

Is water leaking through the ceiling? That’s a problem no homeowner should ignore. If you’ve noticed drops of water coming through the ceiling or even just a wet spot, take immediate action. Left untreated, ceiling water damage can lead to more than just some unsightly stains. It could result in...Read more