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 (called "dry floodproofing", it is more appropriate for non-residential buildings).
- Stop sewer backup - good for any home, and essential when using barriers, dry floodproofing or wet floodproofing
- Raise appliances and utilities - a "wet floodproofing" technique.
- Use flood-hardy materials and assemblies.- a "wet floodproofing" technique
Emergency Flood Protection Measures
LaHouse Flood Recovery and Restoration
Flood protection videos
These videos were produced in VHS format and converted to digital wave files and published on YouTube.
- Above the Flood - Video - details the raising of five slab-on-grade structures in Denham Springs, Louisiana. 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 - A series of eight videos that demonstrate and describe various methods of preventing flood damage, showing permanent and temporary options.