Actions to prevent flooding around the house

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Actions to prevent flooding around the house With global warming and the resulting climate changes, flooding is increasingly becoming a problem. Often the ordinary householder thinks there is nothing they can do to protect their property - but now there is ! This page will help you gain a better understanding on how floods can damage your property and how products can help you in the event of a flood in your area. Basements If an Antiflood Barrier has been fitted, the chances are that seepage will not effect your basement, however this cannot be guaranteed. Seepage through the ground is a gradual process and is subject to a lot of variables, such as: Has your basement been adequately tanked? If not, what is the porosity of the ground? Do you have cracked or damaged drains? There are many, many more factors that can also take effect. Suspended Floors This is the same as with basements, with the exception that the area beneath the floor is unlikely to have been tanked. A sump situated roughly at the centre of the house could be used in conjunction with a pump to remove any collected water. It would, however, not be advisable to set the sump too deep as penetration through the water table could occur and this would not be good in the long term. If you do decide to install a sump, as with many building projects, it is recommended that you use a professional to complete the work. Air Bricks
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