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How to Stop Water from Entering Your House during a Flood

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

A flood is a natural disaster that can devastate your home. There are many ways to prevent this from happening, but one of the best is simply by getting a watertight door for your house. This will keep the water out and allow you to rest easy knowing that you won't be losing everything in the process. In this blog post, we will talk about how to stop water from entering your house during a flood!

Let’s take a look at some ways you can stop the water from entering inside your house.

Flood Prevention Door and Windows

The first thing you will need to do is find a door that has been specifically designed for flood prevention. These doors are designed to keep out water, but they can also be used as regular storm protection if needed! This means that it's the best of both worlds and you won't have to worry about sacrificing functionality. It should come with an airtight seal, so you can keep the water out for good. Make sure that your door is properly attached to its frame! You will need screws or bolts in order to do this. This way it won't be able to shift around with all of the pressure from the flood waters outside and end up letting them seep into your house anyway. It's also a smart idea to apply an extra layer of protection using waterproof caulk too! A little bit goes a long way here since you'll want as much resistance against water as possible.

Keep the Foundations A Little Higher When Getting the House Built

It's also important that the foundations of your home are a little higher. You will want to place them about six inches above where they would normally sit so that any water coming in can't reach up high enough to seep through anyway. This is because even if all of the other precautions were taken when building your house, this one simple step could save everything from being swept away during heavy rainfall or flooding conditions! Just remember not to make the foundations too tall either since they need certain levels of support for stability reasons as well.

Sump Pumps

The sump pumps are another thing to consider, as you will want these draining out properly so nothing gets backed up either way. If water can't escape your house, it's going to start pooling around indoors instead which could mean a whole lot more damage in some cases especially once flooding becomes involved at all. You might even consider adding an extra one or two just for good measure since heavy rainfall tends to increase over time as well no matter what kind of area you live in.

Once you have finished applying these flood prevention methods, your house should be completely sealed and ready to go!

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