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Old 05-20-2010, 09:32 AM   #16
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That was a medium size storm. I have had storms big enough that the pink paddle boat would have washed away.
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BUAHAHAH Oh i can't wait to live by the water during the first big one...

Dog is walking along the storm wall..... *whoosh* wut dat..... *SPLASH* OH GOD!!! WALL ATTACKED ME!!!!!

I will have to get that on video for sure

What area of Lake Erie is that Joed? I'm looking at Newport MI myself.
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North east shore - west of Port Colborne.

Your on the eastern end. They don't get the big ones like us since most storms blow from west to east.
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Here is a good article about conditioned crawlspaces that someone shared. http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...wner_resources
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What does having a home in a flood plain consist of?

Looks like this one is indicated as such.
It's near a substantial water source, like a river.
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So i'm house shopping and I am unfamiliar with waterfront homes.

I've rented in the suburbs so I am not sure what red flags I should be looking out for...



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Shoreland Zoning Laws and Restrictions.....
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What condition is the seawall in? They can be very expensive to repair or replace and replacement means dealing with the goverment for permits. My friend spent 6 months to get the permits to build a new wall because the old one made of very large stones had some of the stones fall into the lake. The goverment would not let them put the fallen stones back in the wall because small animals had made a habitat by the fallen stones.
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