Southern Real Estate Sales, Formerly Pointe South Real Estate Sales

Flood Proofing Your Gulf Coast Home

Posted on May 7, 2014

floodLast week’s flooding rains have left the Gulf Coast in an overall State of Emergency. While the residents and real estate in Pensacola, FL are used to fairly significant storm season, the nearly 25 inches have left residents dreaming of sunny days spent on the beach. The good news is the recovery process is in full swing and summer is just around the corner. The not-so-good news is that hurricane season is hot on its heels.

What better time to prepare than after a storm? If you take the steps now to protect your real estate investment you could potentially save both time and money when future storms strike. With that, do not just build your home back, build it better. There are a variety of options out there for flood proofing your home. Costs vary, but effectiveness is undeniable. Options include elevation, floodwalls, dry and wet flood proofing.

Another thing that will protect your home is storm shutters. These remain one of the most economical solutions to prevent windows from opening during a storm. If this is not an option, precautionary measures can also include flood insurance and a response plan.

Remember the better prepared your home is now, the less you will have to scramble later. Continue to think ahead with more tips on our Gulf Coast hurricane safety guide at

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