With spring on the way, we’re all looking forwards to warmer weather, lighter days and generally better outdoor conditions. Year after year though, we forget that this season often brings with it heavy downpours or ‘April showers’ as they are affectionately known. For those in flood-prone areas, however, the wetter seasons can be a period of great concern as the risk of flooding increases, particularly flash flooding or riverbanks bursting, both of which can wreak havoc on commercial and residential properties alike. If you live in one of these areas and don’t yet have any flood defences, you can get prepared for April showers by calling our expert team in.
Protect Your Perimeter
When it comes to preventing against these two types of flooding, stopping water from getting into the property is key to ensuring that your assets are protected, and your home suffers as little damage as possible. Doing so can come in many forms with some of the most effective measures being flood fencing and flood barriers. Fencing protects the garden area and the perimeter of the property holding at bay water from external sources. If rivers burst their banks, this is one of the most effective ways in which to prevent the damaging surges from getting near to your home. Used in conjunction with flood barriers that protect the home from water ingress via doorways, this holds back any waters that might have made it past the fencing or is a result of rainfall.
Protect The Property
As well as fencing and barriers, there are a wealth of other flood defences which can be used to protect the building and its contents to a higher degree. Flood doors, air bricks, tanking and sewage defences can prevent other types of floodwater from entering the property particularly groundwater flooding and pipework flooding. If you are unsure about how best to protect your home or business, our flood experts can conduct a meticulous site survey to assess your needs.