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Successful Flood Prevention Strategies

3/30/2020 (Permalink)

A retaining wall may be beneficial if you are located in a flood zone

As with any difficult challenge, some strategies work better than others. That is the case with flood prevention for cities and businesses. To protect your company in Weymouth Landing, MA, from rising waters you want to put your money and planning to best use. Occasionally, throughout the world, cities liable to flooding have erected massive structures to hold back water. These efforts include the Thames Barrier in England and the Delta Works in the Netherlands. A small business does not have the resources to build a large structure that provides guaranteed protection, but it can take steps that will prevent or minimize flood waters from creating a major disruption.

Smart Precautions

Many steps toward flood prevention cost very little. Cleaning out storm drains to allow fast drainage from rain storms is easy to do. Removing debris from gutters also will help water flow freely away from the building. Landscaping the property around your company can help water divert away from the building. The following larger projects may be beneficial, especially if you are located in a flood zone:

  • Retaining walls
  • Sand bag placement
  • Detention basins
  • Fortified foundation
  • A small levee

Educating employees about the dangers of floods and how it could impact your business plays a role, too. Informed workers are more likely to suggest strategies that may help your company cope with a dangerous flood.

Critical Actions

Not all flood prevention efforts will work all of the time. A plan to deal with flood waters that breach your building is essential. A storm remediation team in your area can bring critical resources to speed up the flood cleaning process. After a rapid inspection and assessment of the situation, technicians will concentrate on water removal and extraction. Industrial vacuums can remove large amounts of water quickly. Advanced equipment can pinpoint hidden areas of moisture that still have the ability to harm property. A rapid response allows for a faster recovery.

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