Keep the water out by sealing water entry points. Water enters a property by:
- Through doors and windows
- Gaps and cracks in joint sealant
- Through gaps around pipes, cables and other services that pass through the walls
- Through vents from boilers, washing machines and tumble dryers
- Through airbricks
- Through cracked or damaged mortar, or cracks in the brickwork
- Through permeable stone, block or brick walls
- Through party walls
- At the damp proof course
- Blocked drains or sewers can backflow into a property
- Rising groundwater can flood a basement or cellar that is not tanked effectively
- Enter a property through cracks in solid floors
- Enter the space below suspended floors
Flood Resistance Solutions
Doors and Windows
The use of flood barriers will substantially reduce the amount of water ingress through one of the main water entry points.
Solution: Floodguards barrier
Airbricks are usually found fairly low below the damp proof course and are a main flood water entry point.
Solution: Airbrick Covers and Smart Airbricks
One major problem with flooding is the rising of sewage through toilets, service outlet points, sinks, showers baths etc.
Solution: Non-return Valve
Failure to correctly specify, design and install membrane solutions can lead to very costly problems.
Solutions: Wall Treatments
Basement and Ground Floor Flooding
Once inside the building, water will settle to the lowest point of the property and rise from there.
Solution: Sump and Pump
Sealing Cable and Service Entry Points
Floodsense is experienced in using a variety of flood protection installation techniques via leak paths such as service entry points e.g. ventilation ducts, electricity, data and phone cables, and other utility pipes.