Flooding can damage the contents of your home, including furniture, appliances, and other important personal items. Even worse, however, is when flood waters damage the very structure of your house. These flood waters can enter your home through a pipe backup or weather-related flooding. Either way, learning what to do to prevent structural flooding can help you keep your home and belongs safe and flood-free.
House Lifting for Prevention
The best thing that you can do about structural flooding in your home is to prevent it from happening in the first place. And what’s the best way to prevent structural flooding? By lifting your house, of course. If you live in a floodplain or an area that is prone to flooding, you should find out where your home sits relative to the base flood level. If your home sits at or below base flood, structural elevation will get your home sitting higher above the the threat of flood waters. A structural elevation company can lift your home off of its current foundation so that an elevated foundation can be built. This way, flood waters will not be able to reach your home.
Of course, if you already have standing flood water in your house, you’ll want to get rid of it as soon as possible. Start by turning off the electricity if at all possible. Next, call a professional to remove the water. Often, the same companies that can lift your house will also have a team of experts who know how to remove water. In any case, a professional can remove the water safely and will handle the drying process, and/or removing drywall and other damaged building materials and household items.
If your foundation has been damaged by structural flooding or by other sources, you can prevent future flooding by repairing your foundation. Foundations can develop cracks and holes that only get worse over time. A repair specialist team can fix crumbling or cracked foundations, preventing water from seeping into your home. Taking care of foundation issues as soon as a problem is detected is a wise investment.
Structural Flooding Help
At Devooght House Lifters, we understand how devastating structural flooding can be… contact us today to discuss your flood risk and what you can do about it..