Flooding / Guides

smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...flooding from appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers and water heaters. As soon as a water leak occurs, the detector relays the signal to the contro...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...flooding. We know many coastal cities are already at risk of flooding due to rising sea levels and increased storm surges; obviously this is made much worse i...

As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, homes have to change
Lifestyle and environment

Changing homes in a changing climate

...flooding of basements. Backups often happen when there is excessive rain or flooding, as the sewers become overloaded. After the 2005 floods, the city of Toro...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery Sun exposure: For interior quality of life, also for a garden if that's your thing. C...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...flooding. • A slab on grade with a frost-protection skirt designed for its specific climate will not heave. • EPS foam with parging on it or an exterior cem...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...flooding from Hurricane Irene and even an earthquake on the East Coast, it is important that we develop and enforce safe and sustainable building codes to make ...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...flooding: When do you get power outages? Most often they are caused by severe storms with heavy rainfall, when wind can drop branches on power lines and cause...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...flooding. Alternatively, you can dunk buckets into your sump pit to bail out the water and then empty them outside, but that can be a ton of work and not nece...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...flooding. What type of siding does it have and does it look like it's in good shape? Bricks won't change much over time but can be refinished if needed , but ...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...flooding. The mold damage you see is from longterm moisture exposure, not the one-time flooding event. This was a typical basement wall assembly, with a stud wa...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...flooding. • A slab on grade with a frost-protection skirt designed for its specific climate will not heave. • EPS foam with parging on it or an exterior cem...