Monday, February 8, 2010

Mudslides, Landslides and Other Perilous Perks of Life in California

Breaking news is playing in the background as I write this blog post. 41 Homes were either destroyed or damaged by mudslides overnight north of Los Angeles. The local hills were charred from recent forest fires and last night's heavy rainfall was sufficient to trigger a flow of mud into the community below the barren hills.

When building or purchasing a home it is important to be familiar with local conditions and past history of landslides and other acts of nature. Hillside homes are common throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. The Palos Verdes Peninsula consists of hills, canyons and cliffs. I currently have a hillside home listed for sale in Rancho Palos Verdes. Thanks to the forethought of the City, adequate drainage systems lace the hillsides and mudslides are rare.

If you are considering purchasing a hillside home, investigate, inspect and engage professionals to ensure proper precaustions are in place to keep your home free of mudslides. The rains will come, but with ample planning the water and mud will flow through the designed channels, not through your home.

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