Flood prevention / 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 incident, either from inside (burst water tank) or from outside (like New Brunswick’s spring floods)? That’s more of a durability issue than wall perfor...

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

Does the basement construction information on this website apply to the climates in Canada?

...Flooding - Flood Prevention, Pumps & Alarms

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 17, 2020, 9:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...prevention is better than cure - check out our guide on preventing basements from flooding by maintaining exterior drains, fitting sump pumps, high water alarms...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...flooding. What do you mean by that? Are you saying don't put the studs all the way down to the floor? Because water needs to be able to get behind the wall?...

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