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6 Ways to Deal with Flooding

6 Ways to Deal with Flooding

Exterior renovations 6 Ways to Deal with Flooding

Every spring, homeowners, and especially those who live close to waterways, fear being flooded. The damage this disaster causes is serious, and thus, we can understand the concern.

In order to minimize water from entering your property and ensure it's protected, there are plenty of precautions you can take to prepare. To help you through this process, we’ve taken the time to draw up a list of measures.

Here's how to protect your home in case of flooding

1- Correct the negative slope of your land

As we pointed out in many of our other articles, it’s essential that the slope of your land isn’t negative. What this means is that its slope should not be towards your home. This is because a negative slope prevents the flow of water and will move toward your foundation.

Sooner or later, too much water in the direction of your home will cause your foundation to crack. Bear in mind that to properly play its role in getting water to flow correctly, the slope should incline two inches per foot for the first 5 feet of your property. In addition to these slope measurements, we recommend using clay to help the water flow properly.

At the same time, take care to examine the state of your patio or terrace. If either is showing signs of subsidence, excess water will be directed towards the foundation in the same way as a negative slope. In the case of heavy rain, you're at a high risk of being flooded. 

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