Some homeowners are Coverage shoppers while others are price shoppers. If you have an HO3, All Risk Policy you likely have coverage. f you purchased a more economical HOA Policy then most likely there is no coverage for soil expansion or earth movement.
It's best to contact your insurer and enquire about your coverage. You may be able to upgrade your policy if you are concerned about soil and earth movement or other risks.
I'm fairly new at all of this, but to my understanding most problems due to soil expansion are due to water getting to the foundation, freezing and expanding, etc, so most issues like this are considered maintenance problems and therefore not covered, since theoretically you could have prevented them by sloping the ground away from the house.
No. Movement of earth is specifically excluded by homeowners insurance. This is the fault of the builder for not compacting the earth properly and providing the proper foundation. Home insurance was not made to cover such.
Only if you have earthquake coverage. A regular homeowners policy excludes damage caused by ground movement or earthquakes.
No unless the foundation crack was caused by something like an earthquake. Normal wear and tear is not covered.
NO, Homeowners insurance does not cover automobiles.
It depends on how the foundation was damaged and whether or not it was done by a covered cause or not. If a vehicle runs off the road and hits your home then it would be . covered whether or not the person had insurance. If the person did not have insurance, your homeowners policy covers damage caused by a vehicle. If the damage was caused by settling of the home and this caused the foundation to crack then no, the homeowner's insurance will not pay for this repair because it was caused by lack of properly putting in the foundation correctly or a lack of maintenance. Maintenance is never covered by your homeowner's insurance policy. Maintenance is the responsibility of the homeowner and it is never ending.
It should but you need to specify which insurance you have.
Most homeowners insurance policies cover repairs caused by storm damage, however you will have to check your policy to be certain. Usually, you will have a fixed amount of time to claim damages.
Yes, Homeowners insurance typically does provide coverage for losses that result from an accidental fire.
Homeowners insurance covers what is inside the home. Check your auto insurance for auto damages.
Of course not. Scabies is a skin condition caused by a type of mite. There is not way that this would be covered under a homeowners insurance policy
Depends on the cause, all homeowners policies require that the loss be caused by a 'covered peril' also must be sudden and accidental not gradual deterioration.
Yes, but you would have to pay what your homeowners deductible.
Accidental, Yes. Intentional, No
Homeowners insurance covers many things, but not faulty construction or damage caused by deferred maintenance. You will have to check with your insurance company to see if the problem and its cause are covered.
It depends on how the damage was caused. It must have been caused by a "covered cause".
Not likely. Most homeowners insurance policies these days automatically exclude coverage for injuries or damages resulting from pet ownership.
Probably not. Usually a septic system backup is caused by a maintenance issue and not by a covered cause that would be covered on your homeowners insurance.
No. This is not a covered cause under a homeowners policy. This is something that was caused by the homeowners neglect which is not covered under the terms of the policy.
No. Probably not. Unlikely. What caused the leak in the water line? Old age? Ground shift? If and only if the leak was caused by a named peril do you have a chance of making a successful claim for any of the damage.
It depends on why your being sued. If your homeowners insurance covers the act that caused the suit, then you should have legal defense costs coverage if you purchased liability insurance with your homeowners insurance policy. If you did not purchase liability coverage then your insurance company will not defend you.
Probably not. Homeowners usually do not pay for damage caused by pets, wear and tear nor common maintenance issues.
yes it does.
Yes, Homeowners insurance can cover plumbing damage when caused by a covered peril such as lightning, fire, wind, hail freezing etc. Refer to your insurance policy for covered perils. If your plumbing is just old or stopped up then that would be an owners maintenance issue. Homeowners insurance does not provide for maintenance.
Flooding in general is typically not covered by a homeowners insurance policy. Flood coverage is a separate type of coverage. Bear in mind that not all policies offer the same coverage. It may just depend on what the cause of your foundation failure and if that cause is a covered peril. Best advice is to contact your insurance agent and ask about the foundation coverage and what perils it would be covered for