No one wants to deal with the cleanup and repair costs associated with extensive flood damage to any property. For this reason, there are a number of proactive steps that you can take to avoid flooding on your property in Connecticut. Depending on the kind of flood risks in your location, the zoning and building codes, and the type of home or property you own, some flood preventive measures can be simple and quite inexpensive while others may necessitate the services of a professional civil engineering company. Below are some important steps to take to prevent flooding on your property:
The 6 Steps to Flood Prevention
1. Ensure that your gutters are not clogged by removing any sticks, dirt and leaves. Clogged gutters can cause roof runoff water to concentrate at the corners of your property, which can cause your property to flood once the water seeps through the walls.
2. The paving of your surrounding environment should slope along natural water runways. This will ensure that the water flowing into your environment will follow the slope or gradient of the land.
3. If you discover that your property tends to get flooded after rainfall since your environment’s paving does not follow the natural slope of the land, then you can use a pipe to channel rain water from your roof top towards natural water channels, drain gutters or underground tanks.
4. Replace any damaged pipes on your property that can prevent proper drainage of water.
5. Erect a concrete retaining fence or wall to block or obstruct strong rushing flood water. If this option is too expensive, consider using sandbags instead.
6. You may raise your property’s foundation level to prevent it from flooding in case of high runoff. Even though this can be costly, it will be worth it in the event of frequent floods.
– Remove any clogs from your gutters.
– Ensure that the paving of your surrounding environment slopes along natural water runways.
– Use a pipe to channel rain water from your roof top towards natural water channels, drain gutters or underground tanks in case your pavement does not follow the land’s natural slope.
– Replace damaged pipes on your property.
– Erect a concrete retaining fence or wall to obstruct strong rushing flood water.
– Raise your property’s foundation to protect it against high water runoffs.
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