Every year, millions of litres of water flow into the municipal drainage system from residential rooftops and indoor plumbing. Most people don’t think about how the water is collected, or where it goes. It’s a different matter though when a torrential storm comes, the drainage system falters or there is water in the basement.
Water damage from flooding costs time, money and inconvenience. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to reduce your risk. Prevention and maintenance are the keys. Looking at your home now and fixing any problem areas before the next major rainstorm can save you a lot of grief.
The Guide to Flood Prevention contains information that can help you identify problem areas and properly upgrade, repair or maintain your property’s drainage system. This booklet is filled with practical drainage tips and projects that you can do yourself.
Details of various projects, relative costs and degrees of difficulty are provided throughout. Even if you prefer to hire a professional, this booklet offers knowledge and insights that may help you make a more informed choice. It is recommended that you obtain three quotes and ask for references, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the company or individual.