Stop Floodwater in the Yard

Patricia Skinner  |  3/23/2005 10:17:18 AM

Floodwalls and levees are self-supporting barriers to floodwater. They keep the building dry and protect it from:

  • Unequal water pressure on building walls
  • Erosion (or scour) at the foundation
  • Damage by floating debris

Follow the links below to learn more about using these techniques effectively.

Permanent Barriers

Temporary Barriers
Sandbags and water-inflatable dams are temporary, self-supporting barriers to floodwater. Shields can be supported against the building or on frames built out from the walls. Follow these links for more information on using these techniques safely.

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