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Old 04-11-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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Portland homes will cost more than Calallen. Calallen has more of a suburban feel. Portland has a small town feel. We considered homes in Calallen, Portland and Flour Bluff. We decided on Flour Bluff for the schools reputation and all the redevelopment and new development going on in Flour Bluff. Since moving here a year ago we have also learned about foundation concerns with many Calallen homes (new and existing) due to the clay and drainage issues in that area.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Calallen :)
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Portland homes will cost more than Calallen. Calallen has more of a suburban feel. Portland has a small town feel. We considered homes in Calallen, Portland and Flour Bluff. We decided on Flour Bluff for the schools reputation and all the redevelopment and new development going on in Flour Bluff. Since moving here a year ago we have also learned about foundation concerns with many Calallen homes (new and existing) due to the clay and drainage issues in that area.
Funny you mention the foundation problems -- you're the second person this week to spring that upon me and I had never even heard of it before! Makes sense, too. Back in July 2007, our foundation (pier) started to collapse from all of the constant rain we had that summer. It buckled our wood floors so bad that if you walked in our living room, you had to be careful that you wouldn't trip/fall. The foundation and flooring both needed repairing (we rent, thankfully), but I can imagine it wasn't cheap to fix. So, last night, I'm in my kitchen sweeping and I notice that my table is looking a wee bit lopsided. Yup, you guessed it.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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Are all areas on Calallen prone to these kinds of foundation problems, or just certain areas? We will be looking to buy a house within a year, and although I am renting right now in the Calallen area, we were also wanting to buy here as well. If this is a big issue, we may very well look elsewhere, as foundation problems could mean big $$$ in repairs!


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Old 04-12-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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The entire CC area has foundation problems to a certain extent, due to the type of soil. It's only a matter of time before conventional foundations begin to crack. I believe that Calallen's drainage issues compound the problem, which is why you hear more about it in regards to Calallen-area housing than housing in any other area.
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