Six approaches to preventing damage in future floods:
- Elevate the building - provides the best on-site protection
- Stop floodwater in the yard with levees or floodwalls - prevents pressure and debris impacts on your walls
- Stop floodwater at the wall by sealing the building (this technique is more appropriate for non-residential buildings.
- Stop sewer backup - you'll need to do this if you use barriers, dry floodproofing or wet floodproofing
- Raise appliances and utilities - a wet floodproofing technique.
- Use finishing materials that water won't hurt.- a wet floodproofing technique
Flood protection videos
These videos were produced in VHS format and converted to digital wave files. The WMV files can be downloaded or played from the web.
- Above the Flood - Video - details the raising of five slab-on-grade structures in Denham Springs (Livingston parish). Excavation and unified hydraulic jacking were used to raised these 1500-4000 sq ft structures with their slabs. The 20-minute video includes interviews with the property owners before and/or after their structures were raised.
Are you Ready for Rain? Floodproofing Tips and Techniques - Video demonstrates the methods of preventing flood damage using permanent and temporary methods and associated techniques. The original VHS is an hour that includes eight separable elements. The eight segments are presented here individually