Living in an area susceptible to flooding can be nerve-wracking for a homeowner. In the warmer months of the year, floods are more common. With that said, there are preventative measures that you can take to prevent your home from accumulating flood damage. Follow these steps to ensure that your home can withstand inclement weather.
Chances of Getting Flood Damage
Before taking any action or steps, you should determine the chances of flood damage in your home. Once you find out if there is any risk, then you can take the necessary steps. If you live in an area prone to flooding, you should consider taking action. One helpful tool is using the flood map interactive feature on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website. These flood maps are useful when assessing your chances.
Sump Pump For Flood Damage
Sump pumps are very beneficial in combating damage caused by floods. These pumps are installed in your crawl spaces, and their primary job is to keep your home dry. Sump pumps offer a variety of benefits, including protecting against sewage backup, keeping flood waters out of your crawl space areas, and preventing mold from accumulating in high-moisture areas.
How Does Your Home Deal With Drainage
You can do your self-evaluation whenever it rains. If water accumulates in your yard after it rains, you will likely have a drainage issue. Installing backwater valves can also help protect your home from flood damage. Your home also might be constructed on a water table, and that could also put your home at risk to flood damage.
Dry Proofing For Your Home
Dry proofing, also known as dry floodproofing, can help seal and protect your house against flood waters. To dry-proof your home, you can add flood shields to your home opening, raise the thresholds of all of your doors, and improve the sealing around and within your doors and windows.
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Here at Accessible Home Builders, we’re proud to say we’ve been building and remodeling homes since 1994. We’ve serviced Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Selbyville, Millsboro, Georgetown, Laurel, and more communities within Delaware in that time. We work to guarantee a high level of professionalism, dedication, and the use of quality materials to ensure our customers have the home they deserve.
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