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Landslides: why climate change will cost owners and insurance companies dearly

2022-07-04T04:11:22.727Z

The succession of episodes of drought and intense rains creates ground movements in the clay soils, causing cracks



This is somewhat the fear of insurers… and owners.

Clay swelling can cause the ruin of many buildings in Île-de-France.

The fault lies with the basement, which functions like a sponge: in the event of drought, it dries out and shrinks, slowly but surely.

But when the heavy rains arrive, it swells again almost instantly: this is where the landslide occurs, too fast to be supported by the houses, which crack and fall apart.

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Source: leparis

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