Content tagged "reduce future flood damage"

Relocating your Home to Protect Against Flooding

Floods Updated: April 20, 2016

This information focuses on relocating the house to a higher area away from flood-prone or flood-risk areas.If the house is structurally sound, it may be...

Techniques for Wet Floodproofing

Floods Updated: November 04, 2015

Wet Floodproofing is a design method that allows water to move in the enclosed parts of a home's lower area, such as the crawlspace or an unoccupied area,...

Elevating your Home to Protect Against Flooding

Floods Updated: November 04, 2015

Raising your home above the base flood elevation is one option you can take to reduce flood and wave action damage.Elevating or raising the structure above...

Keeping Water, Wind, and Debris Out of Your Home

Floods Updated: November 04, 2015

A home's exterior must repel or shed rain and other moisture. If moisture does enter the structure or building envelope, it must be able to dry. During...

Reinforcing Existing Homes to Resist Flood and Wind Damage

Floods Updated: November 04, 2015

Identify methods that are used in reinforcing and strengthening existing and new house structures to protect against water and wind damage. Options to...

Selecting Building Materials to Help Reduce Future Flood Damage

Floods Updated: November 04, 2015

Identifying appropriate construction materials and understanding their characteristics may help you reduce flood and water damage to your home’s contents and...

Strengthening House Structures to Protect Against Shift From Flood or Wind Forces

Floods Updated: November 03, 2015

A structural building engineer or architectural engineer can help you decide the type of reinforcement your house structure may need to strengthen it against...

Moving to a Different Home to Protect Against Flooding

Floods Updated: November 03, 2015

Moving out of the existing home and into one at a location with less risk is one way to prevent future flood and hurricane damage. Start with these...

Preventing Lift Off of the House Roof or its Components

Floods Updated: November 03, 2015

Keeping the roof on a house is important for preventing water, wind, and hurricane damage. Damage from high winds and water often occurs because part of or...

Techniques for Dry Floodproofing

Floods Updated: November 03, 2015

Homeowners considering alternatives for protecting their home from flood damage might consider wet floodproofing, dry floodproofing, and protective barriers....

Reduce Potential for Future Flood Damage

Floods Updated: September 30, 2014

Before or after a flood there are many ways for an individual to reduce their potential for experiencing future flood damage (often called mitigation). These...

What is Your Flood Risk?

Floods Updated: July 11, 2013

Increase your awareness of flood risk and flood zones, and identify alternatives in addressing flood risk.Flooding frequently occurs in the U.S. The Federal...

Tips for Reducing Flood and Water Damage Inside the Home

Floods Updated: September 21, 2012

There are changes you can make to reduce the potential water and flood damage in your home. Check with your local code and housing officials, insurance...

Protective Barriers For Levees and Floodwalls

Floods Updated: March 23, 2012

Local zoning and codes may restrict the use of levees and floodwalls because they may create flooding and water problems for nearby properties. Check with...

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