U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 02-08-2014, 08:34 AM
 
3 posts, read 2,565 times
Reputation: 10
Default Fault lines

Are there any active fault lines in The Woodlands, Is it safe to buy property in the Cochrans crossing.

We almost gave an offer to a Cochrans crossing home and then the realtor sais he has to disclose that the property is in the fault line map...I saw the map.. I was pretty confused.

Any input...?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-08-2014, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Montrose
2,305 posts, read 1,544,039 times
Reputation: 1524
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news...he-4969043.php

http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle...l#.UvZQSYX4CjY
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-08-2014, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
10,058 posts, read 9,462,519 times
Reputation: 5525
My only concern in The Woodlands would be fire
I don't know what plan they have there if there's ever a big fire
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-09-2014, 06:31 AM
 
3,660 posts, read 2,991,252 times
Reputation: 2189
Just Google fault lines Montgomery County Texas. There is plenty of information for you to make an informed decision.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-09-2014, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
8,874 posts, read 14,904,801 times
Reputation: 4009
I would be concerned.

My GC was an "expert testimony" witness in that case. It seems the original engineering plans for that area by Mitchell's group were "discarded."So, when later companies bought The Woodlands, they honestly has no clue there was such and area. A few hundred homes in and around Carlton Woods are on it, and there has been significant damage to a few.

Either agent is required to tell you about the active ares. Just ask for street boundaries if the map is confusing. But all the fault line maps are pretty clear in my experience. We have lots of faults around the Memorial area. Buying on or within a couple lots of them would not be something I would do.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top