Flooding of Buildings
Flooding of buildings has been a problem since ancient times. However in recent years there has been an increase in the incidence of flooding around the world. This has been blamed on a number of factors including climate change and the widespread use of impervious building materials such as asphalt and paving in urban areas.
The most obvious visual effect of flooding is the physical damage that it causes to buildings and infrastructure. Secondary effects caused by the flooding of buildings can include the spread of water-bourne diseases and financial hardship (e.g. temporary loss of revenue to affected businesses). Furthermore, the emotional effect on those affected by floods should not be understated.
The focus of the pages on this website is on the prevention / minimisation of damage to buildings in the event of a flood and the repair of buildings after a flood has occurred. This information is divided into the following categories:
If your property has been affected by flooding, or if you would like information on improving your property’s capacity to deal with a flood, please contact our technical department on 01403 210204 or submit an enquiry.