Protecting your property from flooding of any kind can be something important to do even if you don’t live in an area where flooding is common. Flooding within a property can cause serious damage and may result in the owner having to pay large financial bills in order to fix the damage that can take place. In this article we will take a look at some of the things to consider when you do wish to protect your property from flooding.
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Main things to consider
Adding a veneer which is waterproof is one of the first things to consider when you wish to protect your property from flooding. You can do this by adding a layer of bricks that has been backed by a membrane that is waterproof which has the ability to seal all of the openings to the property. However, you must also think about components within the property, such as the electrical parts, which will become a real hazard if they come in contact with water during a flood.
How to protect the electrical system
The way in which to protect the components of an electrical system when a flood is anticipated is by raising all of these components so that the floodwater do not come in contact with them. As well as avoiding any damage that may take place including fires which may begin from short-circuits when the flood comes in contact with the electrical parts, it will also make sure that the electrical parts are safe in the future as well, for many years to come and potentially for the new property owners.
Dealing with fuel tanks that are outside the property
You may have some fuel tanks based around the outside of your property that are not anchored and it is important to deal with these in case of a flood. If a serious flood does take place then you run the risk of allowing your fuel tanks the ability to become unhinged and then move downstream with the flood. They will then be swept away and could potentially damage other properties that they come in contact with. It is therefore important that you make sure that these fuel tanks are properly anchored so that they do not pose a threat.
Dealing with a well that may be in use
If you have a well that you use and the floodwater comes in contact with the well, you could damage the water and make it undrinkable. It is therefore important that you invest in a contractor who is licensed with wells and who is able to inspect the well so as to offer improvements.
Here are a list of things to consider when flood proofing your property
- Consider adding a membrane or waterproof coating to the exterior walls of the property
- Install a shield that is watertight over the openings and this includes the doors and the windows
- Consider anchoring the entire building so as to avoid floatation
- Install a foundation drain system and a high-quality sump pump