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How to Improve Your Home's Flood Resistance

A flood can cause extensive damage to your home and belongings. In some cases, a flood may even lead to loss of life. It is important to take steps to improve your home's flood resistance in order to minimize the risk of damage or loss. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips that you can use to make your home more resistant to flooding.

Install a sump pump in your basement.

A sump pump is a device that pumps water out of your basement if it floods. It can be installed in an existing drain or sewer line and will help prevent damage to the flooring of your home.

Consider installing flood barriers around your house

These barriers are made from material such as concrete, brick, plastic sheeting, plywood sheets or sandbags which keep rising water at bay during heavy rains and flooding events. This type of protection will make sure that any standing water does not enter into the interior parts like kitchens or bathrooms where there might otherwise be structural damage caused by it entering through windows etcetera

Insurance Policy

Make sure you have the right insurance policy for your home and belongings that cover water damage if possible. This way, in case of an emergency situation such as a flood or fire, you will be able to get compensation from the insurance company after they assess what happened at your house while they were away on vacation etcetera so this could really help reduce any potential losses caused by something like flood waters damage.

Well Protected home

Make sure your home is well-insulated and has a good drainage system for water runoff on the roof or walls of house to prevent seepage into living areas; this will help keep basements dry even if it rains heavily outside, making them less likely to flood since they don't have any access points where water could enter easily. This way you won't be worried about rising waters outside but still allow enough space inside for normal activities.

Make sure your roof is properly sealed and insulated.

This is important because if water gets into your home through the roof, it can cause extensive damage. Make sure the shingles on your roof are in good condition and that there are no leaks. If your roof isn't in good condition, you may want to consider repairing it or replacing it altogether. A leaking roof can cause a lot of damage to your home, so it's important to take steps to prevent water from getting in. You can also install roofing tar or sealant to help keep water out.


These are just a few tips that you can use to make your home more resistant to flooding. It is important to take these steps to protect your home and belongings, because home water damage can happen anytime to anyone.

If you have any questions about flood resistance or would like more information, please contact us at Flood Restoration Auckland We would be happy to help!

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