The Best Flood Defences for Your Home
Purchasing flood defences for your home is not only very necessary for those living near coasts and rivers but is an investment in safeguarding your future. Whether the property in question is your residency or used as a commercial building, without proper flood defences you risk both the structural integrity of your home and the damaging of all the assets within.
The best flood defences for your home are those that are both preventative and reactive. Preventative measures can be defined as anything that aims to stop the water before it enters the grounds of the property. Some examples include flood barriers, flood gates and flood doors which form a physical barrier between flood water and your home. These methods are usually enough to hold back flash floods and low water but are best used in conjunction with reactive measures in cases of extreme flooding.
Reactive flood defences for your home are methods employed that are only activated once flooding has occurred. Our sump pumps are installed at the lowest point of the dwelling and are only activated once water reaches a certain level, which is when they start to pump flood water out of the building and away from the grounds. Stormguard’s flood angel air bricks are another example of a reactive flood defence, allowing airflow into the house as a traditional airbrick does, but with a second membrane that prevents water entering through in a flood.
While many of these flood defences for your home are available to purchase online and in some hardware stores, they are most effective when installed by a flood prevention expert. Our team have years of experience in dealing with flooding and are well equipped to advise on the best measures for your home, taking into account all variables such as locations, property size and grounds surrounding.
If you’re looking for flood prevention and are interested in discussing your options, just call our team on 01260 289 089 today.