Growing up, my grandmother would always drive past a house on a bend in her neighborhood and point out “the house that always gets hit by rogue drivers.” A delivery truck ran through it. So did a postage truck. Many, many cars also met the same unfortunate end, inside the poor families’ living room. But why are some houses so susceptible to accidents, and how do you protect yourself and your family in a house which is prone to rogue drivers.

 

What if you find the perfect house in a normal subdivision, but it is on a high-traffic road with a bend or two? Most buyers don’t give it a second thought, but we believe there’s a lot more to consider than just the home itself. It’s location on the street, and neighborhood can give you a good indication of any potential accidents waiting to happen. We think homes on unsuspecting bends can catch distracted, intoxicated, or reckless drivers during late nights or winter storms.

 

What to look for when shopping for a new home

When shopping for the perfect home, there’s a lot more to consider than just neighborhoods, kitchens and school areas. Keep in mind, some homes are also more susceptible to being damaged by cars if they are opposite bars, on dimly lit streets, on bendy roads, or on unsuspecting turns.

Windy roads like this catch unsuspecting drivers in winter, at dark, or while intoxicated.

What to do if you think your house is susceptible to accidents

If you find the perfect home on an unfortunate bend or intersection, there are solutions. We suggest installing natural boulders. They are basically immovable once they are placed on the ground, and they look like part of the landscaping. If placed artfully, they also increase resale value.

Landscaping rocks in a flower bed

Landscaping rocks like this both increase resale value, and provide safety for families concerned with stray cars.

It’s difficult finding the perfect home, if you find one that checks all the boxes, but is at a crossroads or the bottom of a winding road, don’t fret. Consider installing natural looking boulders into the landscaping, they will both increase resale and also protect your home.

To every problem, there is a solution, you just need a little imagination.

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