Oh My Crops!

Floods can have devastating affects on all aspects of farming; livestock, land, buildings and homes. Without much room for prevention on such a large size and scale farmers are often left at the mercy of floods, however, there are certain steps that can be taken to help. One of these ways is to have a [...]

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Britains Worst Flood To Date?

The floods of 1947 are used as the benchmark for measuring against all British floods, which shows the extent of the impact that they had on our country all those years ago, as they still resonate with many of us today. At this point in time Britain had barely recovered from the second world war [...]

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Beavers Are Our Best Friends

From the title you might have guessed today's blog is all about beavers. This week the guardian produced a very interesting article, particularly to flood experts like ourselves. Who would have thought? Beavers might be our saviours when it comes to flooding - maybe Noah should have taken more than two of them on his [...]

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Flood for thought: Pluvial flooding

The final part of our 'Flood for thought' series this month will cover 'Pluvial flooding' also known as surface flooding. There is more to flooding than just coastal and river flooding. It is suggested that between 2 and 3 million people are at risk of pluvial flooding in the UK, which is around 1/3 of [...]

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Flood for thought: Flash Flooding

This week in our series of 'Flood for thought' we're going to be covering flash flooding. We hope to help you to gain a greater understanding of what flash flooding is, how to avoid it and how to tell if you're at risk. 'Speed' is the key word that comes to mind when I think [...]

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Flood for thought: Fluvial flooding

Back with another installment of flood for thought, today we're going to be covering fluvial flooding, also known as river flooding. Fluvial flooding is one of the two main categories of flooding - fluvial or pluvial. (we'll be covering pluvial next week) Looks can be deceptive. A calm, gently flowing river might not seem like [...]

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Flood for thought: Coastal floods

There are many different types of floods, each being different in the way that they occur, the amount of damage that is caused and the methods used to prevent them. Today we're going to be looking at the ins and outs of coastal floods. By the end of this blog you'll be an expert. What [...]

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The Aftermath Of Flooding

Last week we posted about flash flooding that hit a small Coastal village in Cornwall called Coverack. A week later and we are starting to see the full extent of damage and devastation that has been left behind as well as an overall cost that residents are likely to incur. The clean up has begun [...]

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Its Wet Down There!

One of the places often heavily affected by flooding, water and dampness but often ignored is our cellars and basements, particularly those in older properties. Rooms built underground have additional problems to buildings and rooms above ground. Walls underground are often purely porous brickwork which easily absorbs moisture and water from the surrounding earth, which [...]

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Ventilation without flooding!

Worried about the ventilation of your home while trying to reduce your flood risk? Don't be. Often we find that parts of our houses and properties have airbricks built into the walls to allow for ventilation and for most homes this is a necessity. They are often placed at the very bottom of the brickwork [...]

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