When you have a house in a flood-prone area, or if your home was not built to withstand rising water, some flood-proofing work may be required in order to minimize flood damage. Learning how flood waters might enter your house by evaluating the surface runoff the next time you experience significant rain or snowmelt may help identify which residential flood solutions might be good for you.
To help you understand the overall risk of flooding and identify any specific areas that benefit from water proofing techniques take notes whether the water flows toward or away from your home, as well as any specific doors or basement windows that it pools around.
Flooding near the home can seep into your basement and also cause significant damage to the foundation, from your driveway, your patio or a different area. You must take a concerted effort to prevent flooding in your backyard if your yard is prone to flooding after heavy or even moderate rain.
Finally, note that your standard homeowners insurance policy does not protect you from the risk of flooding. Instead, you’ll need to purchase flood insurance through either the National Flood Insurance Program or as an additional policy through your homeowners insurance company.
Extensive basement and backyard flooding may require professional help, but these tips can help you prevent water from gathering in your yard. The main solution deployed to fight these rising water is sandbags, but these days sandbag are not the only option. Take a look at these residential flooding solutions that may help with the immediate remediation of flooding in your home.
Highly absorbent mat pads for cleaning up floors from water leaks and spills
For quickly cleaning up floors from water leaks and spills highly absorbent water mats are perfect for cleaning up water in the basement after rain or snow and in the basement where walls meet the floor. It is the perfect solution for soaking up standing water in garage, water leaking into garage, or combating condensation on a garage floor. Water absorbent pads are great for workshops, auto shops, and maintenance shops. The dispenser box makes it easy to access and carry the absorbent mat pads, keeps work areas organized, and protects mats from dirt and debris – adding long-lasting life and absorbency to the pads. New Pig water absorbent pads are made with 75 percent recycled fibers, making them an ideal way to go green and lower your carbon footprint.
Storm Drain Filter Sock to Keep Sediment and Debris Out of Curb inlets and Storm drains
One of the reasons erosion happens is because sediment accumulates on runoff and curbs that avoid water from draining properly. To remove sediment, trash, and debris from storm water runoff and boost your erosion control efforts with this innovative Sediment Filter Sock by New Pig.