Preventing Flood Damage

Patricia Skinner  |  11/21/2016 3:23:36 PM

Six approaches to preventing damage in future floods:

  1. Elevate the building - provides the best on-site protection
  2. Stop floodwater in the yard with levees or floodwalls - prevents pressure and debris impacts on your walls
  3. Stop floodwater at the wall by sealing the building (this technique is more appropriate for non-residential buildings.
  4. Stop sewer backup - you'll need to do this if you use barriers, dry floodproofing or wet floodproofing
  5. Raise appliances and utilities - a wet floodproofing technique.
  6. Use finishing materials that water won't hurt.- a wet floodproofing technique
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