Living High and Dry Near Brays Bayou Houston, TX

Living High and Dry Near Brays Bayou Houston, TX

It hasn’t been easy. But, residents in Bellaire, Meyerland, Robindell, and Westbury are beginning to recover from years of repeated flooding. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Harris County Flood Control District, and other initiatives have joined forces to work on 75 flood mitigation projects along Brays Bayou. Through Project Brays, construction of channel modifications, bridge modifications, and stormwater detention basins have been nearing completion. These projects are all intended to increase the flow of the channels and reduce the chances of accumulation of floodwaters in local communities.

A flood map of this area shows how many neighborhoods hug the bayou. and are vulnerable to future flooding.

Brays Bayou Flood Map

Source: Harris County Flood Information Mapping Tool

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

As the homes have been razed, rebuilt, and elevated, there have been signs that real estate values are starting to improve. An article in 2019, two years after the last serious flood, states that research has shown that even empty lots have been attractive to buyers seeking to build custom homes. 

Through home elevation projects like P3 has been working on in the communities vulnerable to Brays Bayou, homeowners have been able to maintain the value of their homes because they are no longer at risk of flooding. We’ve elevated more than 20 homes in neighborhoods that line the north and south side of the bayou. It has been such a rewarding experience to be a part of protecting families from future flooding across the Houston area. 

5155 Braesvalley Drawing vs Finished Elevation

5155 Braesvalley Houston Before Drawing

What makes home elevation a great option in communities like this?

  • Elevate 1 to 25 feet above the floodplain
  • Helps preserve your home’s appreciation value
  • Save money on flood insurance premiums
  • Protect your memories from future flooding
  • Turn-key home elevation and home reconstruction
  • Structural warranties to protect your investment

We are still in the process of elevating homes in this area, but below you can get a glimpse of the massive undertaking that has been the rebuilding of Meyerland, Bellaire, Westbury, and Robindell area neighborhoods.

Contact us for questions about elevating your home.

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