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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:42 PM

FORECAST: Heavier rain arrives in Green Country by Wednesday night and Thursday

Thank goodness! I'm worried about the farmers in this part of the country, and to make it even worse, so many houses are suffering structural damage due to the clay soils in the area contracting. This type of damage isn't usually covered by homeowner insurance policies. I bought a new house last summer, and virtually everything I looked at had structural issues, regardless of the age of the house or its construction.

I read that we need at least 9-10 inches of rain to end the drought. If we don't get caught up before summer, I worry what things will be like later in 2013.

http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/Todays-Forecast

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AndyA Jan 2013 OP
OKNancy Jan 2013 #1
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Response to AndyA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:42 PM

1. I've been in my concrete slab house for 30 years

All of the sudden, I'd say in the last 5 years, I have major cracking and settling.
And no, insurance won't cover it. To make matters worse, when it does rain we get water in our vents.
So... I guess I may move the heat/air up to the attic and install ceiling vents.
I sure don't want to pier, but it may have to be done if I want new flooring.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:55 PM

2. You can have your existing ductwork relined for less than flipping the ducts

There's a company in Tulsa that will clean out your existing ductwork, then spray a coating on the inside of the ducts to seal holes. The coating is waterproof and air tight. It's not cheap, but it's less than flipping the ducts into the ceiling.

Are you watering your foundation? This is done in Texas, but not so much here and it's supposed to help some.

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Response to AndyA (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:08 PM

3. yes I heard about that

but I think the ducts are too far gone for that. I'm just in the "thinking about it" stage.

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