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Old 03-19-2014, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Conroe/Woodlands Texas
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Anyone built a new home in the Woodmoor area? Any idea of the tap fees? How's the soil generally (expansive?)? Thanks for any info!
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:12 PM
 
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Woodmoor has quite a few homes and IIRC we have some people on here who live there and can speak to it.

Be aware that there may be some water issues up there, per this thread. Getting water in that area may be very expensive, check it out fully before hand.

The entire area has expansive soils, to some degree. New homes are to get an engineering test and if the stuff (Bentonite) is found there are reasonably affordable ways to remediate that as part of the construction process. Remediating an existing home is possible too, but costs more.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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We have lived in Woodmoor for 10 years now. Our home was built in '92. We haven't had or heard of expansive soil issues, but I know we have some clay in a corner of our lot. I have neighbors who have had water drainage issues, which seems to be a bigger issue. Make sure your contractor is aware of local enviromental issues.
Water access doesn't seem to be a problem, although not cheap. The Water district purchased water rights from a ranch south of the Springs and adds $45 to your monthly bill to pay for it. It should ensure water for Woodmoor in the future.
Like MFBE said, there are a lot of homes here (over 2000), some dating back to the '60's, so there's a lot of building experience to draw from.
Good luck
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