Flood damage / Discussions

What is the best flood prevent system for a home?

...flood measure, see this page - 'Smart' sewage backup and flood prevention devices And as for ground water infiltration check this page – Flood prevention, pum...

Posted by Dawn Wlezien July 15, 2021, 10:30 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...flood, but if you built a slab on grade house a foot above the surrounding ground you could canoe away from your front door in a flood with no damage whatsoever...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What type of green flooring is best for a basement floor?

We just had a rare flash flood which raised the water table and forced water into our basement between the floor and wall. It was a finished basement with carp...

Posted by Jeff Krohn Sept. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Is it not structurally dangerous to smash a concrete floor for a drain?

...flood damage. That is a suggestion we make for cases where there is a history of or risk of flooding and no exterior drain or water protection. See here for inf...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:18 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

How do can I insulate an existing basement floor from 1906?

...flooding? It would be smart to install a sump pump to avoid basement water damage before you install a new floor. And as for best technique, see this page her...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 18, 2021, 11:24 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...damage to basements including situations of high moisture and water damage requires a series of steps. What we are proposing is that you shim walls up slightly ...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses